I'd wanted to go to The Empress Hotel for afternoon tea, but they had no room for a reservation. While they'd suggested I call back to try again, I decided to go somewhere else for tea. We went to The Gatsby Mansion instead. The price was half that of the Empress and when I looked at the menu online, their menu looked a little more up our alley.
I ordered the West Coast Tea menu, and substituted the shrimp salad on a mini croissant for the genoa salami on the Signature Afternoon Tea menu. My favorite tea is black tea so I also ordered TWG's 1837 black tea which you can order online, so I may be doing that soon!
We sat outside on the porch overlooking the garden and the harbor. It was a lot of fun and something I'd recommend doing.
Is there anything you'd recommend doing in Victoria?