Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer along with the type of service and selection of sandwiches, pastries and desserts. I am on a journey around the city to find these extraordinary places.

Here is the fifteenth of many places that I have visited recently. The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is located in Richmond.

Selection of teas

I had their Afternoon Tea service for $36.00 per person. First off, I chose my tea of choice from their selection of teas, I chose the Earl Grey.

Tea and the Tea Timer

Once my tea was served, a tea timer also accompanied the tea which offered me a choice of light, regular or dark tea.


To start off my afternoon tea experience I was served a bowl of fresh berries to whet my palate.

3-tiered tray

A three tiered plate filled with an assortment of sweets and pastries (bottom plate) that included a selection of Smoked Salmon on Rye with Cucumber and Fresh Horseradish, Curried Chicken and Mango on Baguette, Egg Salad Croissant, Aged Cheddar & Apple with Fresh Basil sandwiches. The middle plate of the tier was filled with freshly baked lemon and cranberry scones and the top plate had an assortment of sweets that included Chocolate and Hazelnut Tart, FVA Honey Cheesecake, Lemon Tart, Vanilla Cream Puffs.

Clotted cream and strawberry jam were served on the side for the scones.

My thoughts –From the assortment of sandwiches I liked the Curried Chicken and Mango on Baguette, followed by the Aged Cheddar & Apple with Fresh Basil sandwiches. The scones were flakey and delicious with the strawberry jam. From the assortment of sweets, my favourites were the FVA Honey Cheesecake, and Vanilla Cream Puffs. One thing that I thought was smart which I haven’t seen at any of the other Afternoon Tea experiences was the Tea Timer. Afternoon Tea at this hotel is a great idea in between flights or before a flight or even as an escape from city life during the afternoon.

Style: English Tea Service

Attire: Smart Casual

Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered 2pm – 4:30pm daily

Fairmont Vancouver Airport Lobby Lounge

For Reservations, please call (604) 248-3281.

Reservations can be made and cost $36.00

Stay tuned to the next part of Afternoon Tea in Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak

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