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Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel

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

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  •  - Greater Manchester
  •  - Greater Manchester
  •  - Greater Manchester
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  •  - Greater Manchester
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Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 19:00

Lovely afternoon tea on the terrace in the sunshine. Very attentive waitress too.

Valerie 17 May 2018
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

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  • afternoon tea (248)
  • luxury (81)
  • romantic (68)
  • trendy (63)
  • private dining (47)
  • lunch (45)
  • value (41)
  • dinner (30)
  • al fresco (27)
  • business (27)
  • large parties (23)
  • views (22)
  • breakfast (21)
  • child friendly (15)
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  • ((((( 4 February 2018 by Martyn from Bolton

    Friendly cheerful service lovely food and a great relaxed atmosphere

  • ((((( 28 January 2018 by Mike from Northwich

    We had our afternoon tea in the Library which was a great venue, service was excellent & the food all tasted homemade & tasty.

  • ((((( 16 January 2018 by Sudhakar from Manchester

    The hotel was great, the staff were excellent, the food was fantastic. The afternoon tea was lovely. The room and decor were quirky. Even the chairs we had were just right. The staff were friendly and helpful. They even turned the heating up when I asked.

  • ((((( 3 January 2018 by Natalie from Manchester

    Really good service and lovely food!

  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by Melanie from Nantwich

    Sandwiches were very fresh.

  • ((((( 19 November 2017 by Yasmin from ROSSENDALE

    The whole experience was just delightful. The service was on point witch the waitress being very attentive and ensured fast service when bringing outy the afternoon tea and refills on our drinks. It was my mums birthday and they brought out a lovely board with chocolate writing saying Happy Birthday with some added treats on the side. I would reccommend this place to anybody who wants amazing service and food.

  • ((((* 6 October 2017 by Bidosey from Manchester

    Enjoyed our afternoon tea which aI organised for my sister . Our waitress was so friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much. I loved that it was child friendly and very accommodating. Would have loved individual portions on a tray as opposed to all three portions on one tray. Other than that i would return. Thankyou

  • ((((* 5 October 2017 by Nigel from Manchester

    The building environment, ambience, and design quality was fantastic. The area where we had the tea was intimate, but beautifully presented. It had the WoW factor. When we were presented with the afternoon tea, we were not disappointed - it was again beautifully presented and looked amazing. Very inviting, and with a good selection of sandwiches and cakes. It would be hard to pick out any individual element as they were all superb.
    We spent a lovely two hours over the tea, However, if I was being ultra critical I would say that the service was poor, and not the standard I would have expected. Nobody came to ask about refreshers, or how we were doing for some considerable time; and it seemed to me that the staff when they did appear were too interested in setting up for the evening dinners. This was a shame, but both my wife and I felt this independently after when we discussed the experience. Also, because we had been bumped from the Greta St John Street Hotel we were offered an additional glass of champagne, which we had to ask for. All in all a wonderful experience both in the place which is beautiful, and with the food which was superb - a shame the service wasn't up to the same standard!

  • ((((* 5 October 2017 by Susan from Salford

    Had a very enjoyable afternoon. Two of our number are vegetarian and had a vegetarian tea. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious and particularly the scones, which were served with a generous portion of whipped cream each. My only criticism was of the tea itself. I don't know if the waitress was new but she brought us a six-cup pot of tea with only one teabag. To be fair, she was very apologetic and quickly brought us a fresh pot. Apart from that her service and attention was excellent.

  • ((((( 10 September 2017 by Natalie from Manchester

    We had a lovely time here yesterday. We were seated in the library which was very "oldey worldy". The staff were pleasant & friendly & couldn't do enough for you. I would definitely return. The afternoon tea was delicious.

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