6 of the best afternoon teas – Manchester Hotels
PUBLISHED: 00:00 14 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:06 24 May 2017
Whether you’re staying over in the city centre or just spending the day there, an afternoon tea is a welcome addition on a visit to Manchester. We’ve selected six of the best hotels serving up the popular treat.
Cloud 23, Beetham Tower
Cloud 23 is one of Manchester’s most iconic bars with spectacular views of the whole city. Indulge in Cloud 23’s Traditional Afternoon Tea where you can savour the seasonal selection of small sandwiches or satisfy your sweet tooth with a selection of handmade cakes and tarts. Afternoon tea wouldn’t be complete without warm handmade scones, classic strawberry jam and Dorset clotted cream. You can also choose from Cloud 23’s varied selection of speciality teas or opt for a sparkling glass of champagne.
Hotel Gotham, King Street
Situated in the heart of Manchester, Hotel Gotham has received many awards since opening in 2015. Afternoon Tea is served in the beautiful Honey Room, located on the sixth floor of the hotel so can truly soak up the beautiful views of the city. Their traditional afternoon tea includes the classics such as a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with homemade jam and clotted cream, a variety of homemade cakes and pastries including Eccles and Gotham cakes and a Manchester tart and of course a selection of speciality teas. For an extra treat, you can add a couple of glasses of sparkling champagne.
Midland Hotel, Peter Street
The Tea Room at The Midland is truly one of a kind. Served in opulent surroundings overlooking St Peter’s Square, The Tea Room features a Chefs Counter where guests can view a member of the hotel’s expert pastry team skilfully prepare their afternoon tea before it is served fresh to their table. Guests can choose from an extensive selection of bespoke loose-leaf tea served with finely cut sandwiches, freshly baled scones with jam and clotted cream, and a range of delicate cakes and pastries.
The Lowry Hotel, Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the contemporary sun-soaked surroundings of The Lowry Hotel’s River Restaurant. The classic afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, pastries and dainty fancies. You can wash down the selection of treats with speciality teas, infusions or of course a glass of Champagne. The Lowry Hotel also offers a child friendly afternoon tea if you wanted to treat the whole family.
Malmaison is located in Piccadilly and they offer a luxurious afternoon tea menu. Opt for the classic cream tea, full afternoon tea or champagne afternoon tea, adding a cocktail or champagne to ensure total relaxation for the afternoon. Treats featured on the afternoon tea menu include fruit scones, hot smoked salmon & crème fraîche wraps, mini burgers, strawberry & vanilla pavlova, salted chocolate brownies, lemon and polenta cake and so much more.
Great John Street Hotel
Located close to Manchester’s Opera House, Great John Street Hotel is a boutique townhouse hotel that serves up a luxury afternoon tea. They offer a Ladies Afternoon Tea which includes so many mouth-watering treats such as a selection of delicate finger sandwiches filled such as lemon chicken & mayonnaise, a three tier stand full of light, crusty scones and rich clotted cream and a variety of tempting homemade cakes and pastries including, cherry panna cotta, orange cheesecake, frangipane and pistachio profiteroles. If that’s not enough to tempt you then you can even add a glass of Perrier Jouet champagne to fully unwind and relax.