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Afternoon Tea

The tradition of Afternoon Tea - a midday refreshment, complete with small cakes, assorted sweets, bread and butter sandwiches, and fine tea - remains relatively unchanged since its origin in the 19th century. Some credit the Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), a lady in waiting of Queen Victoria, as the one who introduced the ritual of Afternoon Tea to London, by inviting friends to join her for “tea and a walking in the fields”. This delightfully social and gourmand pastime sparked a trend that has continued to this day.

We invite you to walk in the shoes of the Duchess of Bedford and friends at DEQ Terrace and Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.

Gatsby Afternoon Tea at DEQ Lounge

Every Sunday in October 2 - 4 p.m.

The Gatsby Afternoon Tea includes a 4 oz glass of Prosecco, served in a coupette glass. ‘Roaring Twenties’ upbeat jazz music will fill DEQ Lounge providing the lively ambiance associated with a Gatsby bash. Small art deco centrepieces will mimic the elaborate décor from the iconic era.


Gravlax, light rye, asparagus, tarragon cream cheese 

Aged cheddar, Virginia ham, parsley butter

English cucumbers, dill, cream cheese, pain de mie

Grain mustard mayo, toasted brioche bun

Quiche Lorraine 

Chocolate caramel ganache tarts

Lavender shortbread

Passion fruit crème brulee

Coconut vanilla cup cakes


Freshly Baked Raisin Scones

Devonshire cream


Tea or Coffee

Sloane Tea at DEQ Terrace & Lounge

Each Sloane Tea is individually sourced & blended by certified tea sommeliers. Chosen from hundreds of tea gardens, Sloane Teas are carefully processed using centuries old artisanal techniques. Our scented and blended teas are custom created by our own team of Certified Tea Sommeliers and culinary experts. As part of the development of our products, we have consulted with the Maître Nez (Head Nose) of one of France’s foremost perfumeries and trained at the Studio Des Fragrance in Grasse, France.

Try our unique My Blend Tea, custom blended for Spa My Blend by Clarins and available at DEQ.

Classic Tea 44
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine tea

Posh Tea 54
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine tea
Glass of Nua Prosecco

Blush Tea 58
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine tea
Glass of Henry of Pelham, “Cuvée Catherine”

Royal Tea 69
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine tea
Glass of Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne

18% gratuity will be applied to groups of 8 or more

Prices are subject to applicable government tax and gratuities.
Available Saturdays and Sundays
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Reservations are required

For inquiries and reservations, please call (416) 585-2500

Signature Ritz-Carlton Cake

A presentation that would make a beautiful, thoughtful gift and a cake that carries the history of The Ritz-Carlton. In celebration of our heritage, the cake has a rich, dark chocolate flavour with bursts of orange throughout. A delicious balance of sweet chocolate and sharp citrus.

Available in TOCA, DEQ and In-Room Dining.