Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

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Afternoon Tea
For decades, afternoon tea has been a tradition at The Brown Palace. Set amid the historic grandeur of the atrium lobby with its serenade of the melodic piano, guests revel in the splendor as they escape from the city's bustle. Enjoy such signature items as a pot of properly brewed English tea accompanied by scones served with Devonshire cream and preserves, savory tea sandwiches and a delightful array of classic tea pastries.
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon Tea at The Brown Palace is always superb! Great service, great food, and great tea!!

MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a lovely Wednesday afternoon high tea, elevated beyond the usual high tea experience due to the beautiful hotel and the pianist playing the grand piano throughout our entire tea time.

I can't wait to come back in December and enjoy another high tea during the Christmas season with my girlfriends!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

For the price we paid it was 100% not worth it. The sandwiches were just blah and the bread was dry on one sandwich and soggy on the other. The desserts were pre made/ packaged. Our waiter didn’t refill our tea for us and didn’t ask till we were ready to leave. We have been multiple times and the service/ food has gone down hill. If you are charging so much for a tea I would expect better service and better food.

LW
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous High Tea‼️‼️. It’s always being memorable at THE BROWN PALACE💕💕💕💕

WS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love tea at Brown's Palace! Our service was a bit breast but otherwise as always, the food and tea were wonderful. The ambiance with perfect.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding weekend.

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B
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose Tea at the Brown to cap off a special vacation for someone dear and it did not disappoint. The service is friendly, gracious, knowledgeable about the many varieties of tea, and very attentive. The atmosphere is of course beyond compare and the grand piano player was the icing on that cake. The table settings are lovely. We enjoyed everything provided on the multi tiered server- delicious scones, finger sandwiches and a variety of sweets. The tea menu is amazing. And starting with a Kir never hurt anybody. Denverites, don’t forget how to dress up a tad and take yourselves and your guests to this iconic locale.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I was disappointed because I tried to increase my reservation and was rudely told it was impossible but there were a lot of empty tables during our entire lunch.

SB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my Birthday with tea at the Brown Palace. It was a wonderful afternoon!

LE
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time doing afternoon tea and had a wonderful time. The food was great and the tea was AMAZING! Will absolutely be doing this again!

DP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brown Palace takes us to a time when our society and culture were gracious and caring. The food was tasty and beautiful to see! The setting and service were lovely and my friends and I were very impressed with the perfect amount of attention by the staff! I wish I could do this more often, but it is a little far for me to do that! However, the memory will live on and I most certainly will return!!

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I’ve been to tea at the Brown Palace a few times and always have a wonderful experience. The only reason I gave service 4 stars is because after being seated it was nearly 20 minutes before we were greeted by our server. After that they were all very attentive. The food was excellent as well, except for the bread on one variety of the finger sandwiches was rather dry.

b
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

There was no lemon curd for the scones. When asked they pointed to whipped butter. The tea pots would be better of China rather than metal which gets hit and hard to handle. I think the Brown Hotel in London dies it correctly. Ambience perfect

EH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been to tea here many times, but this is the first time that the music has overpowered conversation. It was a jazz group (Starting at 4:30, my guess is because of happy hour overlap_) It would have bee much more appropriate to have the usual piano, which offers pleasant music and still allows us to hear each other.

M
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was something to do on a (holiday weekend) Friday afternoon. The tea selction....something for everyone.

S
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service and lovely setting; however, the noise level was too high and made the experience less enjoyable.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my mother, sister, and baby niece and it was a wonderful experience! All the staff was so welcoming and lovely, and they were wonderfully accommodating when it came to my baby niece! I would go there again definitely :) food and tea was DELICIOUS!

KR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience at this afternoon tea. My daughters first tea:)

MF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have the best time when we have tea at the Brown Palace. This time was no exception.

AK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We love Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace - this time we have 5 in our group. I prefer having 2-3 people because you each get your own individual tea pots (rather than the 3 very large pots we got that were more difficult to pour) and a smaller table (rather than a large round table which made it difficult for us to share/reach the tea tray of sandwiches and desserts). It's always amazing there, and this time was no exception but I recommend to go with a 3 or less for a more intimate and enjoyable experience!

AS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a very beautiful setting with great customer service. The food is delicious and the selection of teas is impressive.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to apologize now as we are horrible with names. Our host through wait staff and valet were amazing. Our server was female, H name, foreigner, dark hair. Just amazing!!! What a sweetheart & very kind, professional & all the above. Michael, dont ever let either one of them go, he is the same. We enjoyed our time so so much. Thank you. I mean thank you more than you know. We are looking forward to our return trip.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great! Fun way to celebrate a birthday!!

PP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time there and it was just as good as the first. The service is excellent and I love the scones. The pianist even played Happy Birthday for our friend. I would recommend this for all.

CL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

We have made a tradition, my daughters and I, to go have tea every year before school starts. I was a little thrown off when we left that after spending almost $200 on tea and sandwiches (that are lovely) that I was asked to pay for parking on top of that. Any other time I’ve been it’s been validated, as it is at every other hotel/restaurant that you eat at. I assume this is new because I don’t remember that from years past. I’m just so shocked that an hour in your hotel spending that kind of money you would still charge for parking.

KL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good for an experience, but not really worth the money. Food was sparse, but lovely. Service was wonderful. Great selection of teas! Elegant place setting. Carpet was surprisingly dirty and there are people walking in and out as they are checking in and out of their rooms. But, overall a pleasant experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tea at the Brown Palace was fantastic. Everyone on the staff was friendly and helpful. They didn't rush us off even after we had finished and were talking. The tea was the star and fantastic, as was the food and dessert. Would definitely recommend.

ML
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it and each time I take a friend. The choice of teas is excellent.

f
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took mom-in-law for a surprise b-day. It officially drew a tear. By far the classiest tea spot in Denver. Hotel is beautiful.

S
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely experience, although it is pricy. It's a one-of-a-kind event in a lovely 127-yr-old 'palace' you can't find anywhere else. I took my grandaughter from Vermont for her birthday. Something to remember

KT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So lovely. It was our daughters birthday and they went above and beyond.

KH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I treated my friend to afternoon tea as a bridal shower gift. This was my second time at the Brown Palace and both times I had a great experience! The food was delicious, and plentiful. They brought us a second plate of sandwiches and a second glass of champagne. All around it was a perfect afternoon.

G
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

My daughter turned 18 so we flew to Denver for short celebration.

DA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The afternoon tea was amazing, but to make the whole experience unforgettable, we did the history tour. So worth the extra time.

CR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So much fun to watch darling sons and daughters dressed up with their parents and grandparents! Just precious. Birthday celebrations too.

AJ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel was so much fun! My family and I had a great time sipping tea, eating finger sandwiches and listening to the great music. Will definitely be back for this experience next time family or friends are in town.

CG
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

As always, the ambiance is lovely and the piano music is a nice touch. The scones were tasty and the tea was delicious. But the service, oh the service...it is always so lackluster. Firstly, we had two servers wait upon us but neither followed up on our requests. We had to flag a server down twice - once to order alcoholic beverages for a couple of members of our party, and once to put in our tea order. They never brought us extra clotted cream as requested. When it was time to check out we had to wait a while for our server to return. If they could just fix the service, this would be a 5-star experience.

CF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother brought me here when I was a child and I still remember like it was yesterday. I brought my daughter and both granddaughters. We had su h an amazing time. Now it will be a wonderful memory for them that I hope it lasts a lifetime.

DF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience for my family. A touch of class in a lovely setting. The tea and the food were wonderful!!

E
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the service, the music was amazing and food was delicious and of course love the tea and the champagne!
The people were work there are so amazing as always!
They even had the band play happy birthday for my niece.
So thoughtful!!

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