Afternoon Tea in Manchester
The traditional afternoon tea has been a British staple for centuries so it's no surprise that a plethora of Manchester bars and restaurants are serving this great British classic. From a traditional offering of scones and sandwiches, more decadent Champagne afternoon teas as well as Gentleman's Tea and themed Afternoon Teas - there's something to suit all manor of palates. So check out our selection of the best recommended offerings that Manchester's bars and restaurants have to tempt you.
For a sumptuous afternoon tea, head down to Opus One everyday between 12pm – 5pm for a variety of options to suit all budgets. From £7.50 for an Edwardian Cream Tea to £16.95 for a Traditional Afternoon Tea, with the option to add a glass of bubbly for £9 – there’s something for everyone. And with a Gentleman’s Tea (£16.95) with mini Yorkshire puddings, pork pies and mini fish & chips; there’s even something to keep the gents happy at this top Manchester cocktail bar.
With stunning views over the River Irwell, The River Bar & Restaurant is the perfect location to sample an afternoon tea in the sunshine. With offerings of a Traditional Afternoon Tea (£22.50) and a Champagne Afternoon Tea (£33.00) – there’s plenty of tasty treats to enjoy in this gorgeous Manchester bar.
The Second Floor Harvey Nichols is the perfect way to spend the afternoon as you relax with an indulgent, traditional afternoon tea. Named as one of the city’s best afternoon teas, and served in an idyllic setting with expansive views over Manchester, this is surely a fantastic afternoon treat. This gorgeous Manchester bar serves afternoon tea daily from 3pm – 5pm with traditional afternoon tea at £16.50 or treat yourself to a Champagne afternoon tea for £24.50.
For a slightly more unusual take on an Afternoon Tea, pop down to Richmond Tea Rooms for their Alice in Wonderland inspired selection. Choose between four different variations, from Alices’ Tea (£6.50) to the Queens’ Tea (£18.00) which are perfectly suited to one of the more quirky bars in Manchester.
Within the gorgeous setting that is The Midland Hotel, you will find another perfect Afternoon Tea venue as The Octagon Lounge plays host to a traditional spread with a choice of real leaf teas, Champagne and assorted cakes and sandwiches. With afternoon tea served from 2.30pm to 5pm, it's the perfect Manchester hotel bar to stop by at after an long day of retail therapy.
Just a stone’s throw from the main shopping district lies Annies, the perfect spot to unwind after a hard day’s shopping. With afternoon tea served with a vast selection of sandwiches as well as homemade cakes and pastries; as well as the opportunity to spoil yourself with a glass of bubbly – Annies is the perfect Manchester bar for a traditional afternoon tea in the city.