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Afternoon Tea at The Midland Hotel

The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS +44 1619372405

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Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 13:00 - 16:30

Excellent. Much nicer they have the tea room. Slightly disappointed with the small portion of jam for the scones. Service wa great

Jeff Strange 19 April 2017
from Bolton

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Offering one of Manchester’s grandest dining experiences, Afternoon Tea at The Midland Hotel is a lavish occasion served at the hotel since 1903.

The Afternoon Tea menu perfectly matches the splendour of this luxury hotel. Alongside fine loose leaf teas, including The Midland’s 3 private blends, indulge in carefully cut finger sandwiches, delicate cakes and fresh, warm scones with delicious preserves.

A 4-star deluxe hotel in Manchester established in 1903, The Midland is one of the city’s most iconic destinations. Manchester Oxford Road Train Station is a 6-minute walk away.

Afternoon Tea at The Midland Hotel

The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

Contact +44 161 235 4782
Reservations +44 1619372405

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Midland Hotel

4.4 (((() (based on 501 reviews)
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  • lunch (71)
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  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Karen Mulpetet from Manchester

    I throughly enjoyed the Afternoon Tea Experience.

    Staff throughly professional.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Christine Marlow from Manchester

    Lovely traditional setting for an afternoon tea.

  • ((((* 22 April 2017 by Pamela Frayne from Greater Manchester

    Really enjoyed the afternoon tea as a birthday treat for my sister. The service was excellent and unlimited tea/ coffee appreciated. The choices of finger sandwiches and mini cakes were just right. Scones were lovely. The only negative was that the finger sandwiches were slightly stale, possibly they head been left out a little too long but this did not spoil what was a lovely treat.

  • (**** 21 April 2017 by Pat Barker from Manchester

    Exceedingly nice staff but unbelievable slow and inefficient service.

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Jayne Butterworth from Stalybridge

    The new location for afternoon tea is beautifully presented and offers an oasis of calm away from the bustle of the city. The decor is classic with a modern twist. This frees up The Octagon for general use as a foyer bar/ meeting place which now seems much more lively and makes a pleasant contrast to the Tea Room. The China and silverware were very impressive. We liked the presence of a chef which suggests to customers the freshness of food being served.
    Turning to the food, we found all of the items served to be of exceptional quality with the occasional unusual flavour such as the cucumber sandwich. The dainty cakes were particularly special with the Yorkshire rhubarb and custard our favourite. The scones were lovely and the range of options here most welcome. On the negative side whilst I can see the avoidance of waste being important I found waiting for the waitress to bring round a tray of jam somewhat unusual as I had to summon someone when I was ready to eat my scones instead of being free to eat these at any point in the meal I chose. An additional choice of a normal decaf tea would be welcome as the only one on the menu was a very sweet fruit tea. The waiting staff did however provide us with camomile tea from a teabag when we found the fruit tea not to our liking.
    The serving staff were very impressive, as I would expect at The Midland, they are very well trained and make the experience special for their customers.
    We enjoyed the whole experience very much indeed.

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Lisa Doyle from Manchester

    The afternoon tea was served in a beautiful room within the midland hotel , our waitress was knowledgable about every aspect of the tea and accommodating with our diffrebr dietry requirements
    By far the best afternoon tea I have had and I have had many , beautiful sandwiches , and a choice of scones and the most delicate but tasteful cakes

  • ((((* 19 April 2017 by Kathleen from Manchester

    A very good selection of food. The bread used for the sandwiches was too thick for my liking as I prefer for afternoon tea that they are quite dainty. However, a good selection of fillings. Cakes were amazing and very generous in quantity. The service was good and attentive to our needs (additional tea brought promptly)

  • ((((( 19 April 2017 by Jeff Strange from Bolton

    Excellent. Much nicer they have the tea room. Slightly disappointed with the small portion of jam for the scones. Service wa great

  • ((((* 16 April 2017 by Sue Peters from Manchester

    Food was delicious especially the scones. Portion sizes were just enough. Comfy seating with nice atmosphere. But service was not good. After the initial food there was a substantial wait for extra tea and coffee. The waitress also seemed false and tried too hard, however Thomas was excellent and did all that he could to serve their needs. Also they should have been told that there was an extra charge for water

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Annette Edkins from Manchester

    We had a wonderful afternoon, great surroundings, staff very attentive. We all enjoyed trying the selection of sandwiches and beautiful and delicious cakes.

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