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  • Voted #1 “Best Tea House in Vancouver” seven years in a row through the Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards!
  • Named one of the places for Best High Tea in Vancouver and Best Tea Houses in Vancouver by Vancity Buzz

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testimonials

“You have the best high tea in the world! Much fresher and more variety. Hands down better…dare I say…the Empress!”

–Christy S.

 


“Always a delightful experience!  The new, bigger space somehow still feels warm and inviting. Food is delicious and service top notch!”

–Gisa L.


 

“Even though I have high tea everywhere I go around the world, the Secret Garden Tea Company is my very favourite!”

–Pam


“Simply, you’re the best. The ambience, service, and above all the choices of tea and goodies surpass the Hotel Vancouver let alone any other available offerings. A friend and I celebrate our birthdays at The Secret Garden and would never consider anywhere else.”

–Phyllis H.


“Your tea shop is an oasis in this city. Anyone who loves the tea experience knows of you and loves what you do. The setting, the dainties you create, your scones, your tomato soup… need I go on? I have visited your shop since you first opened and it is always the first place I suggest  when a friend and I make time for a good long visit…For me your shop is an experience, not just a cup of tea.”

–Deborah G.


If your friends haven’t enjoyed the world-renowned High Tea, then it’s high time they did. The attention to detail is quite amazing! [My mother] loves every item on the menu but her favourites are the egg pinwheels, scones with raspberry jam and Devonshire cream, and of course the tangy mini lemon curd tarts.

— Donald L.


 

“Mine and my sister’s experience at the Secret Garden was so amazing! We were seated right away and the staff was very attentive and remembered when I was making my reservation about my sister’s nut allergies. The tea quality was 5 stars and the treats are so delicious! Would totally recommend coming here for your afternoon tea 🙂 ”

–Jennifer C.


“You have hands down the best Earl Grey ever. I go out of my way to make sure I always have Creamy Earl Grey in stock.”

–Velissa G.


“Have always had a pleasant visit there. My food allergies were taken into consideration and had no problems changing afternoon tea items into vegetarian options. Many many thanks for the superb service I’ve received!”

–Beverly B.


“I’ve never been disappointed at The Secret Garden. You guys are the gold standard!”

–Melissa M.


 

“You have the best treats in town.”

–Tanya M.


“My friends and I always thoroughly enjoy our visits to the Secret Garden. As one friend put it, as soon as you sit down, all the stress in your life just melts away. Couldn’t have put it better myself!”

–Anne B.


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“I would return to Vancouver just to visit. I’ve had tea in every city – London, NYC, San Francisco, Victoria, this is my favorite.”

–Sarah G.


“My small group of five quilters are meeting tomorrow at Secret Garden to celebrate my birthday. We meet for each birthday, something we always look forward to.”

–Wendy


 

“The gluten free scones were the best I’ve ever had!”

–Tirath M.


 

I had the pleasure of dining at your restaurant last week and thought my food was fabulous.  I really like the decor of your adorable tea shop – very cozy and pleasant.
Deborah L.


“I managed to eat all 4 cheese scones in 1 day because one toasted with butter is my favourite snack ever. The soup and dream squares were finished shortly after. Treats like those make studying all the easier. Thanks!”  – Fraser R.

[Secret Garden] is my therapy; soothing music, elegant surroundings, pleasant staff & delectable food – not to mention the uplifting tea!
–Wendy J.

Thank you so much for the wonderful High Tea today! My hubby and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and Tea time was made especially enjoyable by your friendly and caring staff! Not to mention the food and tea! Just lovely! Will definitely come again when in BC.

–Lorena A.


My friend & I had a wonderful time at high tea the other day, service was great ,food was even better. thank you.

–Marj N.


Thank you again for all your help. Honestly, probably the best customer service I have ever experienced!

–Andrea Z.


I love to bring my daughter here after school on Fridays the same way my mother did in Wales. Peaceful music, lovely decor, an island of tranquility in a sea of madness!

–Avril O.


Thank you for the absolutely superb experience. Everything from the atmosphere, service, tea, and dainties were P-E-R-F-E-C-T! I will highly recommend you to my friends and family.

–Maria G.

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great TEA!

–Judi R.


Dear Erin, Kathy, and Everyone at SG,

Another summer is coming to an end and my carefree mornings with the paper and Buckingham Palace (tea) will soon be limited to weekends only.I am so grateful that Secret Garden has been my home for 16 years and that all of you are like family now.For many of your loyal regulars Secret Garden is a refuge from a wide variety of difficult life circumstances. We are blessed that you give us such devoted service day in day out.

Thank you for another summer. Happy Sept.

Love Julia


I just wanted you to know how much we all enjoyed the tea yesterday.  It was absolutely perfect!Thank you so much for coming through for us all.  Very lovely and the food
and presentation were remarkable not to mention yummy!The comments from the guests would make you feel proud. Thank the chefs for us please and the gals serving were so sweet and diligent.I truly thank you.

Sincerely,

Sheilagh

See you again!


I’ve had high tea at several different places before and so far, Secret Garden is the best I’ve been to.

–Kristina C.


If you desire an exquisite afternoon over some tea and delectable sandwiches and biscuits, I will gladly point you to the direction of the Secret Garden Tea Company…The sandwiches and baked goods are freshly prepared, presentation is notable and the service is praiseworthy.

–Michael P.


 

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