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The Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Manchester

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Who doesn’t enjoy the great British tradition of afternoon tea? Let’s explore the best places for afternoon tea in Manchester!
Delicate sandwiches, finger foods, cakes, pastries and treats all accompanied by a lovely cup of tea – what’s not to like?
It is a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds, usually being served on a decorative cake stand in bite sized portions so that you can try a little of everything!
Afternoon tea has seen a surge in popularity in the UK in recent years and here in Manchester we are spoilt for choice for venues to enjoy the most British of teatime treats.

Richmond Tearooms
A regular event on the IH Manchester social calendar, the Richmond Tearooms is a fun and quirky option for afternoon tea. The tearooms has an Alice in Wonderland theme so you can dive down the rabbit hole to enjoy tasty treats in a unique setting.

Grand Pacific
If you are looking for a glamourous option this one is definitely for you! The Grand Pacific’s strawberry summer high tea served on it’s signature golden pineapple cake stand definitely has the wow factor!

The Midland
The historic Midland hotel now boasts it’s own dedicated tea room serving afternoon tea – but all day long! From brunch through to early evening you can soak up the atmosphere and history of Manchester’s famous hotel at any time of the day.

Cloud 23
If you enjoy breathtaking views with your afternoon tea Cloud 23 needs to be top of your list! Located on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Hotel you can gaze across Manchester as you enjoy the tasty treats on offer. And you can also swap you cup of tea for a glass of champagne if you like!

James Martin Manchester
The city centre restaurant based inside Manchester235 offers an afternoon tea devised by the famous chef. Feast on scones made with James’ recipe and his homemade jam.
Afternoon tea is only available on the weekend so booking is recommended.

And afternoon tea for cocktail lovers! A slightly different take on afternoon tea with a choice of Malmaison’s four signature cocktails and burger slider’s replacing sandwiches.

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