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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

Friendly cheerful service lovely food and a great relaxed atmosphere

Martyn Williamson 04 February 2018
from Bolton

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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

4.4 (((() (based on 268 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • luxury (79)
  • romantic (68)
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  • value (41)
  • dinner (30)
  • al fresco (27)
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  • child friendly (14)
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  • ((((( 14 July 2017 by Christine Handley from Manchester

    Amazing afternoon tea, lovely sandwiches, scones and fabulous cakes. Huge tea pot of tea and glass of champagne. Very Attentive waitress we had a super afternoon.

  • ((*** 10 July 2017 by Wes Gregory from Manchester

    Sat us upstairs on the mezzanine, chairs were uncomfortable. As soon as we arrived the waitress dropped a full tray of champagne on the table next to us which spilt on me too. The area they say is in was pretty dark and the windows backed on to an alley way. Food was ok, but the service was terrible. Waited 15 minutes for desert then another 15 minutes for the bill.

  • (**** 7 July 2017 by Chelsey Weinbeer from Manchester

    We had the chance to experience other local establishments during our short stay. I booked this afternoon tea as a special experience for my moms birthday, unfortunately we were amazingly dissapointed. Over priced (I can buy mighty leaf tea bags) and horrendous service.

  • ((((* 3 July 2017 by Beverley Cowcill from Manchester

    Delicious afternoon tea lovely sandwiches and interesting desserts Scones got the highest vote

  • ((((* 26 June 2017 by Denise Whittaker from Manchester

    I had booked this experience for my husband as a Fathers Day present just for the two of us and had specifically also ordered a bottle of champagne. The arrival & greeting was excellent and had no issues, our table was ready early as well and we were escorted straight up to the mezzanine area - which is lovely, cosy and with only 5 tables was perfect for us as a couple. Once seated we were shown the tea menu and we were asked when we wanted the champagne to be served, we said with the food and the waitress took note and went away. Our food arrived and we were expecting the champagne to arrive. It didnt. We had to ask for this twice and 20 minutes later it arrived while our afternoon tea sat there in front of us while we waited. It did mar our experience here a little because we were asked quite specifically about this and then having to ask again twice and wait 20 minutes wasnt a good middle section. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed it - even though it was let down by the service - which was then automatically added on as 10% at the didnt warrant a 10% service charge and there is no option to remove this

  • ((((( 13 June 2017 by Steve Bloomer from Manchester

    Lovely relaxed atmosphere with great service.
    We arrived 30 minutes early but it was no problem for the staff.
    The food was excellent, particularly the cakes.
    Will definitely visit again.

  • ((((* 12 June 2017 by Natalie Chow from Liverpool

    Good food, good service, very enjoyable

  • ((*** 9 June 2017 by David Astley from Warrington

    It was a real let down. We were plonked in the bar area on very old & uncomfortable chair & settee, that would not have looked out of place in a boot sale. We had two small round wonky tables for our food & drink. The sandwiches were too thick & not very edible, although the Gentleman's afternoon tea was quite good.

    The service was rather slow & we just felt as though we had been put wherever was deemed easiest for the staff and we did not enjoy the experience at all. It bore no comparison to the same experience at The Grovesnor Hotel, Chester or the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester.

    Considering the Afternoon Tea was a birthday gift from our children, the thought was really nice, but the location & ambience of the hotel was not at all to our tastes.

  • ((((( 8 June 2017 by Linda Jackson from Manchester

    Amazing food fantastic staff George Maxwell and the beautiful Martina they all made our stay brilliant thankyou

  • ((*** 31 May 2017 by Bev from Manchester

    After being treated to afternoon tea at Great John Street Hotel, I was underwhelmed by the service and food served. The scone was small, sandwiches uninspired and the cakes were dull. The waitress appeared uninterested, and had to be asked about the cakes being served. We also had to ask for extra coffee and tea. I didn't express my disappointment on the day as I was someone else's guest. I have had many afternoon teas and wouldn't recommend Great John Street to others, which is a shame as I had high expectations....

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