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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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  • romantic (68)
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  • private dining (46)
  • lunch (45)
  • value (41)
  • dinner (30)
  • al fresco (27)
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  • large parties (23)
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  • (((** 28 May 2017 by Beverly Richardson from Manchester

    Afternoon tea was very high standard. Staff were unaware I had requested bubbles with afternoon tea. Not sure why asked if special occasion as there was nothing different. I was with friends from uni we met 24 yrs ago & it was 12 yrs since all been together. One from Norwich & another from NZ. Sat near the bar which was bit noisy as next to kitchen & bar area where staff were chatting. Cupboard next to our table was entered 3xs for extra bottles of alcohol. Would have preferred better seating area. Staff ok though not v attentive as had 2 wedding parties. So overall just disappointed with everything except the food.

  • (((** 28 May 2017 by Luke Robinson from Manchester

    Didn't clear plates away and when desert/scones game plates with left over food were still around.

    Also didn't have a menu for the afternoon tea and we had brought guests as a surprise

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Alexa Sneath from Manchester

    Fantastic exoerience

  • ((((( 13 May 2017 by JR from Manchester

    Delicious afternoon tea, staff were really friendly, it was perfect.

  • ((*** 2 May 2017 by Christopher Burton from Manchester

    Quite disappointed overall, the afternoon tea itself was average, the cakes looked impressive but lacked flavour, sandwiches were adequate, the bread was slightly stale suggesting that they weren't freshly made. The service was very poor, Despite being fairly quiet when we visited and having lots of staff walking around it took 20 minutes for our drink order to be taken, there was quite a long delay for the food to be delivered. When we had finished we asked twice for the bill and after another lengthy wait ended up having pay at the bar.

  • ((((* 30 April 2017 by Alex Atkinson from Manchester

    Afternoon tea was lovely. Great sandwiches (except the smoked salmon which were odd) and lovely cakes. Good wine selection. Pleasant staff although could have been a little quicker with service. Will definitely visit again

  • ((((( 27 April 2017 by Sharon Taylor from Newton-le-Willows

    A perfect place for afternoon tea. Comfortable sofas and chairs, attentive staff, a varied choice of teas, yummy sandwiches and absolutely amazing cakes and scones.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Vicky Gregg from Manchester

    We ordered the afternoon tea and were fortunate enough to be seated on the roof terrace, which was beautiful as the sun was shining. The food was lovely and the hospitality second to none.

  • ((((( 19 April 2017 by Lauren Melia from Stockport

    Hello. I really enjoyed my visit to Great john street. The staff where very polite, friendly, professional, but also created a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. I am vegetarian and the waitress was very accommodating and thoroughly explained all the sandwiches and cake options. Service was not rushed. I would most definitely come again and recommend to family and friends

  • ((((* 18 April 2017 by Richard Selvarajoo from Manchester

    It was good overall but the selection was not as good as it was 5 years. Not the best afternoon tea I had in Manchester.

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