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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

Great service and great food, spent 2 hours in here and could have stayed longer!

Hannah Jones 04 October 2016
from Manchester

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 167 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (154)
  • luxury (55)
  • romantic (47)
  • trendy (45)
  • value (35)
  • lunch (34)
  • private dining (32)
  • dinner (21)
  • business (20)
  • al fresco (19)
  • large parties (17)
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  • breakfast (12)
  • child friendly (9)
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  • ((((* by from Leigh lancashire

    Fabulous never disappoints

  • ((((( by from Wigan District

    Booked the Afternoon Tea for my mum's birthday and decided on arrival to up grade to the champagne tea . Loved the ambience of the hotel , service was fantastic and the food amazing ... we did our best to finish all the cakes ... it was a lovely day for my mum and would defiantly recommend the Afternoon Tea

  • (**** by from Chorlton

    Don't waste your money, there are so many better options!

  • ((*** by from Manchester

    it was my friend's birthday and this was supposed to have been a special treat. We were seated in the bar area on very low, worn out sofas with two small round bare metal tables in the middle. The decor felt tired and it was drafty there. Service commenced immediately and the young waitresses were friendly and keen to please. The food itself was delicious , however, we had to make our own tea from the small bags of artisan tea with water brought in a large teapot. Not something I would recommend as the water gets cold immediately. I would call this 'NOT THE DONE THING'. Having been to several Afternoon Teas at various hotels and establishments in Manchester, this was not what I expected, especially at that price. I actually rang the hotel myself to confirm the booking and my credit card details were taken. Thinking that I had paid , when my friend and I started to leave , one of the waitresses hurried towards us saying that I had not paid. I was somewhat startled as I had not experienced this before. I was annoyed but went back to the bar to pay and was told that the bill was £44 instead of the £40 for 2 people. When I asked what the additional £4 was for, I was informed that that was the service charge. I was by that time even more annoyed as the offer and subsequent booking/telephone call
    never mentioned a service charge. In my experience, any reputable establishment will declare a service charge openly and not through the 'back door'. What should have been a pleasant experience turned into an embarrassing fiasco.

  • ((((* by from Manchester

    Afternoon tea was ok, Top sandwich was dry but otherwise tasty,Cake selection not amazing. Surprised we couldnt get Prosecco only champagne on offer.
    Nice surroundings and good service but generally overpriced.

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Great service and great food, spent 2 hours in here and could have stayed longer!

  • ((((( by from Cheshire

    Absolutely excellent service from start to finish!
    Booked afternoon tea for six of us, to celebrate a 90th birthday for my mum in law, we were treated like royalty and every single one of us thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. From the thoughtful provision of a side room and beautifully decorated table to the delightful "happy birthday" message iced on to a slate presentation board, with additional cake and candle for the lady herself. This is the second time I have booked for a birthday event and was not disappointed!

  • ((((( by from Kildare

    We had afternoon tea with you yesterday 18/9

    We have a special birthday girls with us.We had a really lovely time. Drinks & food was lovely. ur staff are brilliant so friendly & so helpful.

    Yes we will be telling our friends & family that when in Manchester to go to your hotel.

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Afternoon tea, excellent service, staff very attentive and it was a really gorgeous afternoon.

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Lovely afternoon tea and great .

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