6 of the best afternoon teas for Manchester shopping
PUBLISHED: 09:41 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 20:39 01 August 2018
Take a break from your spending spree with this selection of afternoon teas located around the main shopping areas of King Street and Exchange Square in the centre of Manchester.
Annies came into existence due to the owner’s passion for tea, Coronation Street actor Jennie Mcalpine and her partner Chris Farr, set up the St Anns Square establishment with the aim of serving an afternoon tea based on the the Buckingham Palace garden party afternoon tea.
£19.95 pp traditional afternoon tea, £24.95 pp champagne afternoon tea
Annies Restaurant & Tea Shop, 5 Old Bank Street, Manchester M2 7PE anniesmanchester.co.uk
San Carlo Gran Café, Selfridges
The San Carlo group have established themslves as name that is recognisable for Italian dining in Manchester, they have a number of locations in the city, inclusing their flagship restaurant on King Street. The Gran Café on the lower ground floor of Selfridges in Exchange Square has an afternoon tea menu that offers the Italian touch.
£15.95 pp afternoon tea, £25.95 pp champagne afternoon tea.
1, Exchange Square Central, Corporation St, Manchester M3 1BD www.selfridges.com
Grafene is creating a buzz in Manchester for its fine dining offering, but it also has an afternoon tea menu in its repertoire. The Afternoon tea contains delights such as amaretto cream tartlet, almond financier and chocolate ganache macaroon among its sweets.
£18 pp afternoon tea, £25 pp champagne afternoon tea.
Grafene, 55 King Street, Manchester city centre M2 4LQ, 0161 696 9700, www.grafene.co.uk
Second Floor Brasserie, Harvey Nichols
Harvey Nichols is a good destination for foodies with the impressive food market and wineshop, the Second Floor Brasserie is a popular dining destination and that includes their afternoon tea. Sandwiches include pastrami and cornichon, Goat’s cheese and red onion wrap and chicken liver pâté with crostini; they don’t have a set menu for sweets but have a good selection of specials everyday.
£22 pp luxury afternoon tea, £30 pp champagne afternoon tea.
Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester M1 1AD www.harveynichols.com
Grand Pacific’s High Tea will have your tastbuds tingling as they have added an Asian twist. Savouries include Crumpet With Cornish Crab Butter and Eccles Cake with Creamy Lancashire Cheese, while the sweets have a fruity theme with Jasmine Tea Bread With Rose Jelly and Mango & Passion Fruit Brûlée among the offerings.
£20 pp high tea, £28 pp champagne afternoon tea.
50 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1EN grandpacific.uk.com/high-tea
King Street Townhouse
Located in what was once the city’s banking district, the King Street Townhouse is perfectly placed for those exploring the high end shops on King Street and Deansgate. Savouries include finger sandwiches filled with smoked salmon, egg, chicken, cream cheese and cucumber and a selection of daily specials for the sweets. They also have a Gentlemen’s Afternon Tea with canapé-style bites that include: fish & chip skewer, chicken and leek pie and homemade scotch egg.
£18.50 pp high tea, £33 pp champagne afternoon tea
King Street Townhouse, 10 Booth Street, Upper King Street, M2 4AW www.eclectichotels.co.uk/king-street-townhouse