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Afternoon Tea at Oakhurst Inn, Charlottesville, VA

Afternoon Tea at Oakhurst Inn

4.1
4.1
12 Reviews
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
Join us afternoons from 3–5:30pm for Afternoon Tea in the Dogwood Room, located just off the Château Lobby Bar and overlooking our plunge pool. Enjoy a selection of locally-baked mini pastries and house-made scones and finger sandwiches with your tea. Full bar also available (not included in base price). 48-hour advance reservations required, $32 per person.
(We will be custom-baking for your visit so a late cancellation fee of 50% applies within 48 hours.)
A 20% Gratuity will be added for the service of your tea.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 3:00 pm–5:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (434) 872-0100 ext. 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Reid Owen
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Cross street
    Jefferson Park Ave
  • Parking details
    Please arrive in front of 122 Oakhurst Circle and we will direct you to the best parking. Please note that Tea is not held at our cafe on Jefferson Park Ave.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

12 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    SERVICE: The people were nice but it felt like they were surprised we were there and didn’t prepare anything. Took us a little bit to find the place. They are first seated us in a hallway next to a room that was being cleaned. I had some trouble with reaching at that angle because I’m pregnant so we moved to a regular table. FOOD: Scones tasted ok, cream puff centers were frozen, the finger sandwiches had weird combos: pimento cheese with salmon which was weird but acceptable, a very sweet jam and duck which was excessively sweet and strange, and an ATROCITY of basically Costco seaweed salad on toast??? Don’t know what happened with that last one. TEA: There were like 2 serious teas English Breakfast and Earl Gray which was not labeled and the person serving didn’t know what it was either. Everything else was something with fruit in it. Which I don’t mind that there’s some herbal floral fruity teas but I was expecting an EXTENSIVE serious collection of tea at place for afternoon TEA. Also when the tea came, all they did was pour hot water with the leaves in a pot and immediately brought it to the table with zero instructions on how much longer to steep it for, which again the person serving didn’t know when we asked. Gave us answers like oh probably 5 minutes or something, clearly did not know anything about the individual suggested steep times for each of the 3 pots of tea we had. No sugar, creamer/milk, or lemon was offered. PRICE: It was about $140+ for 3 people, we shared a small tower of food and we each got the choice of 1 pot of tea. 20% gratuity was mandatory, no resteeping of tea allowed and new pots cost $8. For comparison, Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar pots of tea cost about $8 as well, but the shared food of one large plate of Mediterranean style appetizers is around $28 which offers about the same amount of food as we got from Oakhurst and personally I think the quality was way worse at Oakhurst. Overall a laughably terrible experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The sitting space was beautiful, and the tea was high quality and delicious! For $32 a person, the food left a lot to be desired. It also felt like they were rushing us out after less than an hour to make room (in an empty lounge) for the next seating. We showed up and the server was surprised at the size of our party, which is okay - she seemed very busy; things happen. But I had called and asked the day before if it was ok to add one to our party for a total of 4, which they said was fine. What wasn’t cool was that they didn’t add any additional food after stating it was set for 3 and they still charged us for 4. Staff was noisily walking around when we first sat down. The saving grace was the quality of the tea (though not for $32) and tour spot by the fire.

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  3. RickP

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic! The Chateau Lobby bar is a cozy, comfortable space. The food was incredible and the service was top-notch

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit noisy when we went. The tea area is right next to the lobby where lots of loud talking was happening. Food is a selection from Albemarle Baking. The ambiance was OK, the fire wasn’t started, and you just felt like you were in the traffic of a busy hotel.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were lucky to be the only ones there so got the prime cozy spots in front of the fireplace in the main room. The other rooms had a more modern set up with a view of the outdoor patio and pool. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was amazing and plentiful with little sandwiches, cream puffs, cookies & scones. There were 5 bulk teas in the selection-all the ones we had were delicious. The only thing missing was lemon curd and clotted cream for the scones. It was enjoyable.

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  6. peanuts

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyable tea! Room for improvement on the sandwiches (one set had clearly been made a bit far in advance and were getting dry and curled at the corners, and mostly just tasted of butter). It would also be lovely if either tea was fully steeped when it comes to the table, so you don't have to time it OR if they had a simple system for un-steeping the tea so it doesn't get bitter. (Pulling out a handle-less hot metal tea diffuser barehanded can be a bit tricky.) But overall the food was very tasty, the atmosphere was pleasantly calm, and the service was good. The tea is a very enjoyable special occasion overall.

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  7. JimG

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While a bit pricey, afternoon tea at the Oakhurst Inn was delightful for a special occasion. I didn’t like the jasmine tea (too grassy and no flavor) so I asked for a different pot of tea which cost an additional $8.00! The ambiance was lovely, all decorated for Christmas and a lovely fire.

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  8. AnnabelG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea at the Oakhurst Inn was delightful! The lady at the bar took care of us, offering a choice of teas. The food was quite tasty, especially the avocado toast. The inn was quiet so we were able to have conversation at a pleasant level. I would go again!

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  9. FoodieChefWife

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great location and excellent tea service. Tea is always a gamble, no matter where you go, but this was classic-meets-southern food and fun tea selection as well. I’m so glad we went!!

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  10. BHA52

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abigail, our server, was a perfect private tea hostess! She was attentive but not intrusive. She was knowledgeable about each of the varieties of teas as well as the food. The presentation of tea sandwiches & desserts was on a round tiered silver tower. Thank you, Oakhurst Inn for a perfect 12th birthday celebration for my granddaughter!

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  11. Scot

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This tea service is not worth $75 for two people. Food was ok...but not fresh. Feels too bar like for afternoon tea. Service was great .

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  12. kyrieangel

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent and the ambience was very calm and sophisticated. You get a lot of different treats and can try any of the teas, so there’s a bit of something for everyone. Would highly recommend!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Afternoon Tea at Oakhurst Inn is rated 4.1 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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122 Oakhurst Cir, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Jefferson Park Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 3:00 pm–5:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Please arrive in front of 122 Oakhurst Circle and we will direct you to the best parking. Please note that Tea is not held at our cafe on Jefferson Park Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Reid Owen
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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