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“Disappointing”

The House of Commons
Ranked #330 of 3,084 Restaurants in Denver
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Highland
Reviewed October 4, 2009

We tried the House of Commons this summer on a Saturday afternoon and were disappointed with the entire experience. Being a small cafe and taking into account that our visit was on a Saturday, there was a wait. This is to be expected, but the way in which the seating was handled was inappropriate. The owner seemed frazzled and confused as to how to set up a wait list and hastily took down our names. However, as time progressed, we found that she was seating people out of order, some as they walked in the door (without reservations), while others who had been there long before us stood by watching with confusion. While quoted a 5 or 10 minute wait, after 30 minutes, we asked about our status, at which time she seated us at an empty table. It was an awkward situation all around, with no place to stand or sit while waiting. After finally being seated, we were looking forward to a nice lunch, but were disappointed with the bland, small sandwiches that were served on stale bread. The "side of crisps" that comes with the sandwiches is nothing more than cheap potato chips warmed in the oven and served in a cup. Overall, this was a disappointing experience. We will not be returning to the House of Commons.

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Reviewed March 31, 2009

I highly recommend the House of Commons. They serve fresh loose leaf teas-- it is the best tea I have had in years. They have a huge selection of different flavors, and our waitress was very helpful in advising us on what teas she recommended. She kept us well supplied with piping hot tea while we enjoyed our High Tea sandwiches. The high tea was wonderful, with different sandwichs in the selection as well as scones, clotted cream, jam, and tarts. Everything was cut to dainty size, but it was all very filling. Definitely come with a friend and enjoy a pot of the best tea, a delicious lunch, or a wonderful High Tea. To make sure you get a table, call for reservations, it is a small cafe.

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Reviewed June 20, 2008

Very enjoyable, the teas were numberous and the food was delicious. Make sure you try a scone with jam and cream.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed April 14, 2008

For a Sunday summer afternoon tea.

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