Wildflowers Restaurant and English Tea
I visited the Wildflower Restaurant and Tea Room in Broomfield, Colorado, last Thursday afternoon with my family. We have always liked good British pub food as a family and we are always looking for places to try out. My wife does a mean Yorkshire pudding and my daughter always helps out in the kitchen. So you can say that my family is pretty involved in food! This restaurant has a very British feel to it, which I absolutely loved.
First things first. The ambiance is simple and warm. It almost feels like you have walked into a friend’s dining room. The plates on the tables are mismatched, which gives a very home-y feel to it all! I don’t know how many people prefer eating at such a place, but I do. I am not at all for the flashy restaurants in town and have always preferred eating out at cozy and homely places.
Now for the food. First off, I noticed a lot of vegetarian options. This is a great thing, since a lot of people today have turned vegetarians and prefer eating non-meat dishes a lot. The Bubble and Squeak is what my wife ordered. It is a dish made up of cabbage, onions, potatoes and carrots. I had a bite from her plate and it was tasty. I ordered the Chicken Windsor, which is an extremely tasty dish. I have been trying to avoid red meats due to my high cholesterol levels and this dish seemed a great option! It was YUM.
My daughter actually ordered the Mac and Cheese and also the Lancashire Hot Pot. All of us shared the Hot Pot as the portions were very large. The Mac and Cheese is not the usual you get at a typical American joint. It is simpler and a lot more ‘British’.
As all of us loved the food, we decided to go for High Tea last Sunday in the late afternoon. My daughter had never experienced High Tea and she loved it! We ordered homemade scones which were served with strawberry jam and Devonshire cream. There were three choices of soups to choose from: Curried Cream Carrot, Split Pea Soup and Clam Chowder. Each of us ordered one and we all shared. All were fantastic. I especially loved the Clam Chowder. Next came the assortment of beautiful sandwiches. The tray made me remember all those Enid Blyton books where the kids had their tea with all sorts of sandwiches and what-not!
All the food at the Wildflowers Restaurant is to die for. Now I am not exaggerating. We eat out a lot at British restaurants so I know what I am talking about. This is absolutely the best place to go to if you are craving for English-style pub food at reasonable prices. The service is excellent and both the times we went there, the server checked on us a number of times to see if we were comfortable or needed anything. I highly recommend this place to anyone who loves English food.