Food to Write Home About at The Windsor Arms

Windsor Arms Tea ServiceThe Windsor Arms is a historical hotel located in the heart of Toronto, famous for its tea service.

We recently visited their tea rooms and were introduced to the delicious menu awaiting their guests. With a beautiful European aura, The Windsor Arms offers a lavish/exquisite/unique eating experience that is worth writing home about.

The Windsor Arms Tea RoomThe moment you set foot in the entrance, it feels as though you’ve been transported in to another time. The hat tree is another unique part of The Windsor Arms tea service, where guests can wear a hat in exchange for a small donation to a selected charity. The atmospheric impact of the room makes the hats a perfect touch, just as the delicate tea cups and service china add to the experience of tea time at the arms.

The Windsor Arms Tea

With a selection of teas sure to please enthusiasts of all sorts, the arms prides itself on its quality and selection. It also offers a luxurious array of rooms where guests can enjoy completely different views and decor.

The Windsor Arms Tea Room Purple

The Windsor Arms Tea Red Room

But of course, the real reason we visited The Windsor Arms was to explore the beautiful edibles that make this tea service extra special.

Each tea service includes a choice of loose-leaf teas, as well as an array of delicate savoury and sweet finger foods that are deceptively petite and incredibly filling.

The Windsor Arms Tea Food

Scones with preserves and Devonshire cream, and fresh sandwiches with gorgeous fillings like smoked salmon and wasabi sour cream with salmon caviar, cucumber and sun dried tomato paste with dill dream cheese, and a goat cheese tart round out the meal… and that’s not event mentioning dessert.

An assortment of sweets are a must at any tea service, but of course The Windsor Arms goes above and beyond.

Windsor Arms Chocolate Truffle

Windsor Arms Dessert

Many of the desserts are especially beautiful – so much so that they are almost a shame to eat! We also had the pleasure of meeting the culinary artist behind the kitchen and she explained that while meticulous, this delicate work is a vital part of the tea service and their visitors enjoyment.

It’s true; nothing brings quite so much joy as a beautiful white chocolate ganoche truffle with chocolate caviar; or a perfectly formed macaron dusted with gold (holding back tears of joy!)

White Chocolate Truffle by @corecorina

Macaron by @corecorina








Berries, whipped cream and other petit fours are all included in The Windsor Arms‘ tea service, which is priced per person:

$35 Monday to Friday

$42 Saturday/Sunday

$50 on Holidays (where it gets very busy!)

What surprised me most about this elegant experience was the availability of gluten free and even vegan options! The Windsor Arms truly aims to please, satisfying just about any request they can. They were kind enough to provide us with a take home tray, seeing as we couldn’t possibly have finished the generous portions (they may look small but, filling!)

The Windsor Arms Take out

Anyone can order the tea service for take out or, if staying in the hotel, up for room service. These beautiful little touches make the tea service incredibly popular, so if you’re thinking of heading out to try it yourself, make sure to call ahead and book any parties. You can also take a virtual tour of the rooms here.

If you’re looking for a memorable food experience to ‘write home about’, The Windsor Arms tea service is certainly one of our favourites so far!