Steeped in Tradition

Fairmont Royal York has served an impeccable Afternoon Tea since the day we opened in 1929. It’s a grand tradition, and an essential part of our story: England’s most beloved ritual – the taking of Afternoon Tea. The ritual has unfolded with dignitaries and royalty, as well as stars, actors, and celebrity elite.

There’s a reason our tea is legendary. In addition to the world’s finest teas, our award-winning chefs prepare accompanying dishes that are authentically local, harvesting organically grown herbs and fresh honey from our rooftop herb garden. These ingredients have been a part of the recipe since we first began tending bees and planting the soil in 1997.

Add in iconic, time-honoured Toronto tearooms, and you have a metropolitan experience that’s deeply venerated – and yet somehow feels fresher than ever.