Afternoon Tea in Manchester

Dreaming of stuffing scones? Of tiers of delicate pastries and mountains of tiny sarnies? There's nothing quite as indulgent as an afternoon tea, and as a great British tradition, this city has got the cake-filled ceremony down to a T. Whether you're looking to spoil someone special or fancy a birthday treat, check out the best places for afternoon tea in Manchester.

Last updated on 5th July 2021

Richmond Tea Rooms

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For a slightly more unusual take on an Afternoon Tea, pop down to Richmond Tea Rooms for their Alice in Wonderland inspired selection. The space has a selection to choose from, including a Gentleman's Tea, which mixes things up with mini fish and chips, a pint, and a Cumberland Scotch egg.

It's one of the most stylish bars in Manchester and you can expect equal things from its afternoon tea. Menagerie is one for the Instagrammers amongst us; grab a snap next to that flower wall and then tuck into delicate sandwiches and tasty cakes.


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A long-standing front runner when it comes to Manchester's best afternoon teas, Annie's is still leading the cutesy and quaint charge. With the chinking of china and cutlery, you'll get to indulge in delicious wares the likes of scones, cakes, tea and more.

Served daily between 12pm - 5pm, Mamucium's afternoon tea is perfect for anyone with a serious sweet tooth. As well as tonnes of nifty little cakes, the meal is inspired by Manchester's history; munch your way through a Vimto macarons, Manchester tarts, and a chocolate orange opera cake topped with a bee.