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You can have afternoon tea inside a window display in downtown Vancouver (again)

Pinkies up...people will be watching!
Local food Instagrammer Emma Choo and friend enjoy tea inside the window facing West Georgia Street at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Forget having Plexiglass between your table separating you from other patrons, how about being the only table seated inside a prominent display window facing one of downtown Vancouver's busiest streets?

A quirky offering from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver that debuted in the summer of 2019 (you know, the before times), the historic venue's restaurant Notch8 has now resumed serving its signature Afternoon Tea to a table for two located inside a street-level display window on West Georgia Street. 

With one seating offered Monday through Friday at 2 p.m., the limited tea service will be available throughout the summer.

The "Tea in the Window" experience is weather-dependent and requires guests to climb four small steps. 

The window space has been styled with custom art created by Vancouver-based fashion illustrator Mandy Lau, who drew inspiration from the social aspect of afternoon tea as well as the notion of putting an exterior street scene in an interior space.

For those who prefer to sit out of view of people strolling Georgia Street, Notch8 is set to resume serving Afternoon Tea inside the restaurant starting Saturday, June 21. Another option available is to order the hotel's tea service to-go

Tea in the Window

When: Monday through Friday, one seating for 2 offered at 2 p.m. during summer 2021

Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - 900 W. Georgia St.

Cost: $69 per adult, $34.50 per child (12 and under). Book online