Afternoon Tea in Manchester
By Jane Venables
London no longer has the monopoly when it comes to afternoon tea. Our most treasured of pastimes has spread its fabulous wings and has sprinkled its magic all across the country. Manchester has now become one of the country’s top destinations as far as afternoon tea is concerned and is home to some of the UK’s best afternoon tea establishments.
A city renowned for its rich history and culture, Manchester is visited by millions and is well-loved by those who live there. Sport comes high on the agenda with two of the nation’s biggest football teams calling the city home and Manchester has long been famous for its fantastic music scene. Science and engineering have both played a huge part in the history of Manchester where the world’s first railway station opened and the first success in splitting the atom occurred.
Afternoon tea has boomed across the country and Manchester, like all other area’s throughout the UK, has taken Britain’s quintessential traditional to its heart in fine style. There are some pretty fantastic afternoon tea experiences on offer within the city, ranging from fine hotels to beautiful tea rooms so we thought it might be nice to highlight a few of them.
Perched on the 23rd floor of the famous Beetham Tower in the heart of Manchester, Cloud 23 is a top destination for afternoon tea in the city. Soak up the stunning views of the Manchester skyline whilst indulging in an absolutely delightful afternoon tea.
One of the best hotel’s in Manchester, The Lowry is renowned for serving an exquisite afternoon tea and at just £22.50 it really is excellent value for money. Shoppers will delight in the fabulous afternoon tea on offer at Harvey Nicols in the city centre. Served in the store’s Second Floor Brasserie, a decadent afternoon tea is offered at just £20 per person.
There are so many great afternoon tea venues in Manchester and we really would love to mention them all personally, however that would be impossible. So we invite you to take a browse through our Manchester section of afternoonteaonline.co.uk and discover these wonderful establishments for yourself.
Afternoon tea really is flourishing in Manchester and it’s so good to see. Manchester may have been known as Madchester back in the early 1990’s with its thriving music scene but we now like to think of it fondly as Manchestea!!!