What To Expect

When planning your visit to the Queen Mary Tea Room, we have provided some helpful tips to ensure that your event is a memorable one. Please read through the guidelines below and feel free to call us with any questions or special needs.


  • Your reservations are for a set period of time:
    • 1 hour 45 minutes for parties of 2 and 3.
    • 2 hours for parties up to 6.
    • 2 hours 15 minutes for parties of 7 or more.
  • Our reservations are booked consecutively. Late arrivals decrease your reservation time. 
  • Parties of 8 or more are taken at the last seating of the day. Afternoon Tea will be served for any party of 8 or more.
  • Reservations are accepted only for full meals (Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea).
  • Available options are:
    • Brunch until 11am
    • Lunch 11am until 2pm
    • Afternoon Tea anytime
  • Guests may decrease the number of their party up until 72 hours prior to their reservation. Changes made within the 72 hour window prior to their reservation may be assessed a 20. per person late cancellation or no-show fee.

Arrival and Seating

    • Advise us in advance if you need separate checks. Checks may be split up to four ways.
    • Please let us know if there are children in your party.
    • Note: High chairs and booster seats are not available.
    • Outside food or drink is not allowed except in the case of health-related reasons.
    • Please advise us in advance of any dietary and accessibility special needs.
    • Please keep party favors to a minimum (no glitter or confetti).
    • Your coats can be checked before entering the dining room.
    • Your gifts can be stored in our back room until after your meal.

Children's Tea

We also have a few rules for our visiting Princesses and Princes.
  • Children can choose between tea, cocoa, apple or orange juice.
  • Beverages will be served at reduced temperature depending on the age of the children.
  • Coloring sheets and crayons are available for children of all ages.
  • For the enjoyment of all, we ask that all children remain seated and use their inside voices.
  • Note: We cannot provide separate tables for the parents.