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Afternoon Tea at the Briarwood Inn, Golden, CO

Afternoon Tea at the Briarwood Inn

3.9
3.9
56 Reviews
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
Experience the elegance of afternoon tea at the award wining Briarwood Inn. For over 37 years one of Colorado's finest dining traditions. Nestled in the foothills of Golden, The Briarwood Inn offers classic dining amidst the grandeur of old world charm and European ambiance. Our tea menu offers a selection of teas from around the globe, freshly baked scones, soup du jour, warm flakey tartletts, an array of savories and tea sandwiches. Your afternoon is completed with homemade sweets, and a refreshing fruit sorbet.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea: Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 279-3121
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jeff Jones
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it's tea for two,a romantic interlude,an outing with the girls, a shower for the bride to be or expectant mother, The Briarwood Inn will always strive to accommodate your personal needs and make your afternoon tea a memorable occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Blocher: (303) 279-3121
  • Neighborhood
    Golden
  • Cross street
    6th and Hwy 58
  • Parking details
    Our free, on premise parking can accommodate up to 150 cars, tour buses and limousines.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 1.1Value

NoiseModerate

56 Reviews
  1. feytay

    Denver

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tea at the Briarwood is a treasured experience. The Willie Wonka Tea had great food and excellent service. I can't wait for the next theme tea.

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  2. dtomko

    Denver

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a special tea with our 90-year-old "Queen Mum" and family and friends.

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  3. THERESAB

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a reservation for afternoon tea for my daughter's birthday. I received a confirmation for our tea. I arrived and there was no note of our reservation so the girl had to quick and set up our table as we waited. I did like the look of the room we had our tea in. The tea was good but the sweets were a little off in taste a little quirky !So any way I enjoyed my time with my daughter. In the other section there is a very musty smell I wouldn't come back for dinner because of musty smell in dinner area.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been to Briarwood for tea several times and have always had a good experience. This time though was simply strange. They no longer have an option that include champagne and you have to pay if you want more scones. The platter of tea sandwiches was so odd and no one in our party cared for any of them. Not sure what happened to the normal cucumber sandwiches instead they served savory macaroons which were not even edible. They also served a liver pate. We just found everything to be strange and not flow together at all. They do give a good amount for your money with the fruit cup, soup, scones, sandwiches, mini sweets and sorbet but this time half of it was inedible. Very disappointed for a Mother’s Day afternoon out.

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  5. Sandie

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    WOW food was terrible and only 5 choices for tea to drink.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We went here for high tea to celebrate Valentines Day! The room smelled like sewer, bathroom stall had a toilet that was torn apart, they did not have the tea that was on the menu. The food was horrible!!! Not worth $42

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  7. LindaG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had been to Afternoon Tea at Briarwood Inn last year during the holidays and enjoyed the total experience! Yum-fresh homemade warm scones, delicious quiche, tea sandwiches and superb service! They changed to an EVENT center. This year's Afternoon Tea was quite different and a disaster! We had a 1:15 PM reservation, requesting a table in the West Room with a view. The hostess appologized that we had to wait 15 minutes, due to "a large number of unexpected walk-ins". We were ushered past numerous empty set up tables in the West Room with beautiful views. Our small table for four was in a dark room a few steps up from the main room with a view out the back door of the service area. The window shades were drawn and the general lighting was turned off. The waiter remarked about making sure the electric candle on our table was on and apologized for the other lack of lighting. He later removed the candle due to a lack of space on the table for the tea service. We ordered the Royal Tea service. The champagne was fine. Then we were served the COLD croissants; obviously NOT made on site. We inquired about the homemade scones we had last year, currently described and pictured on their website. The waiter reiterated the phrase about "an unexpected number of walk-ins" and assured us he would bring us some in a little while. The beef barley soup was next and tasty. The three tier tray was next. The top tier was pastries, middle tier was some sort of a warm deflated cinnamon pastry that he stated was the substitute for the scones. The lowest tier had a lukewarm, flavorless cheese concoction. NO tea sandwiches. At this time, the executive chef came by our table and apologized not for the food, but for the lack of lighting, stating that she didn't know how to rectify the situation. We overheard her giving other tables apologies for having to "cook what she was given to work with". Rewarmed leftovers from an EVENT? Totally new staff? We were given 25% off the bill.

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  8. Cheryl

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Your restaurant is beautifully decorated for the holidays. Your table setting for Afternoon Tea is beautiful. However, I would like your chef's to re-think their Afternoon Tea menu. Instead of a large Bean Barley Soup, how about a small warm dish of Shepherd's Pie. How about traditional tea finger sandwiches of salmon, chicken, egg salad and cucumber. Last year you had delicious apricot scones that were so soft and served warm to the table....A smaller serving of fruit could be presented. A chocolate covered strawberry, for example, instead of a large bowl of fruit. My own personal preference is that the glass of champagne be served immediately after you are seated. Provide time for the champagne to be enjoyed, and then bring out the 3 tier savories and sweets.

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  9. fudge

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very disappointed in tea at the Briarwood. I had been there for tea several times in the past, and it was acceptable to good. This time, the tea food selections were bad. What happened to the tea sandwiches?

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere, tasty food, friendly service. However, not enough food for the price being charged. Also, the tea being served, while it is good taste, you have nothing provided to keep the tea hot. Pouring more hot water on top of the tea leaves only makes the tea lukewarm and bitter because it has been stewing too long. May I respectfully recommend tea warmers, they keep tea hot. I have thrown tea parties in my home for years, and I use tea warmers and tea cozies and it keeps my pots of tea hot. No one likes lukewarm and bitter overly brewed teas, which is what happens when you don’t have a way to keep your tea hot.

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Afternoon Tea at the Briarwood Inn is rated 3.9 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Afternoon Tea at the Briarwood Inn

1630 8th Street, Golden, CO 80401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6th and Hwy 58
  • Neighborhood
    Golden
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea: Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Our free, on premise parking can accommodate up to 150 cars, tour buses and limousines.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jeff Jones
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (303) 279-3121
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it's tea for two,a romantic interlude,an outing with the girls, a shower for the bride to be or expectant mother, The Briarwood Inn will always strive to accommodate your personal needs and make your afternoon tea a memorable occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Blocher: (303) 279-3121
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