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Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel

Great John Street, Manchester, M3 4FD 0161 937 0056

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Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 19:00

We enjoyed so much our afternoon tea and were thankful that we could combine the menus. The waitresses /service around us were incredible and we enjoyed also the opportunity to get the view from the roof terrace.

Inge kryger Pedersen 22 November 2016
from Copenhagen

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Inside an eclectic town house in Manchester is Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel. Winner of ‘Most Intimate Hotel Bar’ status by In-Out Magazine, the hotel’s Oyster Bar serves a classic and timeless interpretation of afternoon tea.

The relaxed, intimate nature of the Oyster Bar makes it a perfect setting to enjoy the Great John Street Hotel afternoon tea menu. Old and new décor styles are used, with crushed velvet couches and subtle lighting from both candles and contemporary exposed light bulbs. A stunning roof garden is also available.

Afternoon tea at Great John Street Hotel in Manchester is prepared with the same mixture of old and new ideology, combining traditional dedication with modern passion and vibrancy. The striking bar area is perfect for those wanting an aperitif with their meal.

With eclectic combinations of old and new, Great John Street Hotel Manchester is a chic destination for afternoon tea. Afternoon tea packages start from £21.50 per person.

Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel

Great John Street, Manchester, M3 4FD

Contact +44 1618313211
Reservations 0161 937 0056

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel

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  • afternoon tea (167)
  • luxury (58)
  • romantic (52)
  • trendy (47)
  • lunch (37)
  • value (36)
  • private dining (34)
  • dinner (22)
  • al fresco (20)
  • business (20)
  • large parties (18)
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  • breakfast (14)
  • child friendly (10)
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  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Abby Glover from Manchester

    Fantastic service, lovely relaxing setting on the balcony. All the food was lovely but special mention to the carrot cake!

  • (((** 28 November 2016 by Sue Walters from Manchester

    Very cosy setting

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Inge kryger Pedersen from Copenhagen

    We enjoyed so much our afternoon tea and were thankful that we could combine the menus. The waitresses /service around us were incredible and we enjoyed also the opportunity to get the view from the roof terrace.

  • (((** 15 November 2016 by Rebecca Jolly from Manchester

    We had the afternoon tea but wasn't very impressed (I've sampled many afternoon tea) most of the deserts were strange and inedible. There was a strange milky mouse that just tasted like you were eating cornflakes! The scones were very small and the carrot cake tasted nothing like carrot cake. Slightly disappointed for this lovely hotel.

  • ((*** 9 November 2016 by Lorna G from Manchester

    The sandwiches and cakes were lovely. The venue was very comfortable and it felt like a special occasion.
    We arrived 15 mins early with the intention of ordering a drink before sitting at our table. But were seated immediately and when we asked for a bottle of prosecco we were told we could only order champagne as we were having the afternoon tea. Obviously we would have preferred to choose for ourselves . This did take away from the experience unfortunately .

  • (((** 9 November 2016 by Krishna Gandham from Manchester

    The service was wonderful, very attentive. However, I had called and booked in the week because my friend has to have a Dairy free menu and the sandwiches provided were disappointing. It did not feel like anyone had really given it any thought. One of the sandwiches was just dry bread with tomato and lettuce in it!

    I have been to the hotel for afternoon tea before and it was great, just a little disappointing this time as this is why I had booked earlier in the week, to give the chef enough notice to prepare.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Sarah Ballantyne from Manchester

    Afternoon tea - with lots of free refills in a great setting

  • ((((( 30 October 2016 by Veronica Mcnamara from Manchester

    Very impressed with the afternoon tea at Great John St Hotel
    Food was served on vintage China in an intimate drawing room . Staff were friendly and attentive and we did not feel rushed. Highly recommended

  • ((((( 30 October 2016 by Anne marie Knapper from Saint Helens

    A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, the gentleman's afternoon tea was fantastic and a great alternative to the traditional.

  • (((** 26 October 2016 by Liane Carter from Manchester

    Overall experience was just 'okay'. We paid £20 each so I expected better and having been to King Street Townhouse who are part of the same chain I was hoping the experience would be as good as there. However, it wasn't and it cost us more! The service was very slow, even from meeting us at the door and taking us to our table. I've never had to prompt someone before so I would suggest this is an area to be greatly improved. First experiences for the customer should be of high priority. It took a while for someone to take our tea order, we were never asked if we needed a refill part way through out time there, we had to ask for the jam to go with the scones and we were disappointed in the sandwiches and cakes. The salmon was not the best tasting although the chicken tikka were nice, the panna cotta was just okay but tasted just like an egg custard and the eccles cake was doughy and tasted stale and the white bread for the sandwiches did not feel as soft and fresh as I would have expected.

    We were there from 4pm and so wasn't particularly busy at that time so I would have expected the staff to be a bit more attentive.

    The room was lovely and the atmosphere was very nice.

    I wouldn't go there again, sadly lacking compared to it's sister hotel as mentioned!

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