Queen Charlotte Tea Room
Our Tea Room is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
5689 Main street
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 2E5
Fri: 11AM - 8PM
Sat - Sun: 11AM - 7PM
The Tradition of High Tea
In England in the 1700's, there were two main meals of the day breakfast and dinner. Dinner was served very late in the evening, so it was a long time between meals. The Duchess of Bedford (1788-1861) complained about a sinking feeling in the late afternoons so she invented the afternoon Tea. She would invite friends to join her for tea, at 5pm, soon other hostesses copied her idea. Afternoon tea consisted of small crustless sandwiches, regional pastries, jam and scones. The emphasis was on presentation and conversation.
Queen Charlotte was born Duchess Sophie Charlotte of Mecklenberg –Strelitz on May 19th 1744 in Minow Germany. Princess Charlotte arrived in Britain in 1761, and married at the Royal chapel St James Palace, London, on Sept 8th of that year. The marriage of Queen Charlotte and George III was a happy one which produced 15 children,13 of which survived into adulthood. Queen Charlotte died on Nov 17th 1818 at Kew Palace, London, and was buried in buried in St George's chapel in Windsor. Her husband died 2 years later. She was Queen
consort to George III 1738-1818. She was the great grandmother of Queen Victoria and the great, great, great great grandmother of the current monarch Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Charlotte was a patron of the arts, an amateur botanist who helped Establish Kew Gardens. She believed in education for women. She saw that her daughters were all better educated than the other young women of the time. The Queen Charlotte Maternity hospital in London has been in existence since 1739 and is the oldest maternity hospital in the united kingdom and was named after Queen Charlotte by her son The Duke of Sussex in England.