8 Places for Afternoon Tea in Manchester
Is there anything more quintessentially British than afternoon tea? We can’t think of anything, not even sitting watching Jeremy Kyle complaining about the weather.
Manchester has options in abundance for everything and there’s no difference when it comes to Afternoon Tea. So, whether you’re looking to treat the most important woman in your life (love you, mum), or if you’re just looking for something to do on an afternoon off, here are the very best Afternoon Tea options Manchester has to offer…
Richmond Tea Rooms
The one purpose-built Afternoon Tea option kicks start our list. Richmond Tea Rooms was inspired by the desire to enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea in the heart of Manchester, and their warm and friendly team await every customer with open arms.
They start off with the affordable Hatter’s Tea at £10.50, consisting of large scones with clotted cream & tip tree jam, four finger sandwiches and freshly brewed leaf tea or coffee. Add cakes and pastries and make it the Queens Tea at £18.95 and further add some bubbly and make it a proper Richmond Tea for £24.95.
Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea in the clouds with Cloud 23’s Traditional Afternoon Tea from only £25. You can savour a selection of small sandwiches and wraps or satisfy your sweet tooth with handmade cakes and tarts.
An afternoon tea isn’t complete without warm scones, so get ready to load yours up with some classic strawberry jam and Dorset clotted cream and polish it off with your choice of choice of their speciality teas.
Or, try a bottomless brunch for £20 on Saturday/Sunday 9am-12pm, with free-flowing Bloody Marys, Bellinis or G and T’s.
Since opening as a traditional tearoom in 2013, Rosylee has evolved into a stylish restaurant and lounge bar with stunning internal décor creating the perfect venue for afternoon tea.
They offer two options from 12pm-5pm Monday to Saturday; their traditional option consists of finger sandwiches, miniature cakes, warm Rosylee scones with Tiptree jam and clotted cream, and a pot of tea for £18.25. Or add a glass of bubbly and some chocolate dipped strawberries in their Royal option for £25.25 per person.
“Is there anything more quintessentially British than afternoon tea?”
The Tea Room Midland Hotel
Manchester’s oldest afternoon tea has been the pinnacle of the Manchester social scene ever since the hotel opened in 1903, and it’s no surprise when you see the sheer amount of options on offer.
There’s the Traditional Afternoon Tea with a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones, an assortment of home-baked cakes and a range of premium loose teas for £25 per person. The Royal Afternoon Tea classes things up with some Montaundon Cuvee Brut Champagne and then there’s the Veggie, Vegan and Gluten Free options (all £25 or upgrade to the royal versions for £32)
LEAF on Portland Street keep things simple with a selection of freshly made sandwiches and homemade cakes, but here’s why they feature on this list…
They stock over 50 rare loose-leaf teas from across the globe and have won Great Taste Awards in 2015 & 2016 for their ‘Secret Garden’ and ‘Autumn Fire’ blends, so it’s no surprise to see them on our afternoon tea picks list when you’ve got unrivalled variety to complement their unlimited tea afternoon tea.
Afternoon tea on top of the world. Manchester House offers a panoramic view of Manchester from up in the clouds and also offers Afternoon Tea options to fit everyone’s budget.
You can enjoy their High Tea option with a selection of assorted sandwiches and a choice of tea’s or coffee for just £13! Their Traditional Afternoon Tea is £25 which adds scones with jam and clotted cream, and pastries and cakes to the High Tea option, and then there’s their Champagne Tea for £35, that adds a glass of Veuve or LP Rose.
Sugar Junction serve up a quintessentially English afternoon tea with a selection of freshly baked cakes, scrumptious sandwiches, and a pot of loose tea of your choice for just £16.95.
They can also customise their Afternoon Tea package to your liking, with Gluten free cakes, or the inviting option of adding Prosecco.
Tea Cup Kitchen
Tea Cup Kitchen offer two afternoon tea options from 12pm every day. You can choose to enjoy three tiers of home-baked treats including their best selection of savouries, scones and tarts, as well as their award-winning cakes and your choice of loose-leaf tea from an extensive collection for £18 per person.
Or option 2, which is all of the above with Prosecco at £42 for TWO people.