Main content starts here, tab to start navigating

Welcome to the Lobby Lounge and the world famous Tea at the Empress. All of our menu items are created fresh daily using ingredients from local suppliers and served in the historic Lobby Lounge filled with live classical piano accompaniment on our baby grand piano. Indulge yourself with a classic Champagne Tea experience featuring Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

The talented culinary and service teams at Fairmont Empress are focused on creating the world class Tea at the Empress experience that the hotel has become known for internationally. This includes catering to guests with common diets and allergens.

In order to effectively accommodate dietary restrictions, we kindly ask that guests who require a special variation of Tea at the Empress call to notify our reservations team 24 hours in advance of their visit. By calling in advance, guests can rest assured that we will be able to provide a delicious afternoon tea just for them.

Please note: we currently are able to cater to the following dietary restrictions: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lactose / dairy free, peanut and tree nut free, seafood and shellfish free, and diabetic friendly. At this time, we are unfortunately unable to cater to restrictions other than those listed here. We are also unable to cater to combinations of more than one of these dietary restrictions.