With a rich heritage, Oamaru outshines most towns in New Zealand for its evidently close ties with the Victorian period in which it thrived. These ties have certainly not loosened over the years, and you’ll find this is particularly the case at the Victorian Tea Rooms. If you are peckish after walking around the Victorian precinct and longing for somewhere smart serving afternoon tea, your wishes will be granted at these astonishingly good tea rooms.
Established in October 2011, the Victorian Tea Rooms entice visitors and locals alike. The carefully considered space is reflective of an authentic Victorian tea room, and you’ll be impressed by the attention to detail that has gone in (which includes fine China tea cups with little plants). The girls, dressed to the nines in Victorian gear, glide effortlessly around the floor supporting the proprietor Miss Baxter dish out the sugary, creamy servings of homemade cakes and scones. Sip some strong leaf tea whilst a portrait of Queen Victoria keeps a stern eye on you from above the fireplace.