The Tea Room at The Midland

(1055 Reviews)
The Midland Hotel Peter Street, Manchester, North West England, M60 2DS
Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Festive Afternoon Tea & a glass of champagne £39 per person

This offer is available from January 2, 2020 until December 31, 2021, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 13:00 - 16:30

Restaurant description

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 Tea Room 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 Tea Room at The Midland is one of the city’s most iconic destinations. Manchester Oxford Road Train Station is a 6-minute walk away.

Customer reviews for The Tea Room at The Midland
4.3
(based on 1055 reviews)

88%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • afternoon tea (892)
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  • breakfast (42)
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  • dinner (74)
  • entertainment (23)
  • large parties (52)
  • lunch (128)
  • luxury (244)
  • private dining (71)
  • romantic (141)
  • trendy (27)
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  • By Stan V from Manchester
    4 November 2020

    We normally have a special celebration at the end of November/early December to celebrate our birthdays. Unfortunately, due to Covid lockdown that was not possible this year so the issue became what special could we do on our doorstep. Nowhere in Manchester provides an afternoon tea like the Midland so the choice was clear and simple. Greeted on arrival by courteous staff, explanation given on social distancing protocols and taken to our table. Once there the staff were attentive and the food was, as usual, excellent. The usual ambiance was of course subdued but in a strange way it better allowed us to appreciate the refurbishment of the new tea room. Despite the Covid restrictions we had an excellent afternoon out and can't wait (with crossed fingers) for the Midland to be open again.

  • By Adrian W from Manchester
    3 November 2020

    My mum as always wanted to have afternoon tea at the midland and it didn’t disappoint! Amazing

  • By Jackie L from Manchester
    31 October 2020

    A very enjoyable afternoon tea! The food and service were excellent, nothing was too much trouble for the friendly, attentive staff! Our teas and coffees were topped up regularly, which was appreciated! There was a good selection of sandwiches and the cakes and scones were delicious. Would definitely return again, maybe next time include the champagne as well.

  • By Georgia C from Manchester
    31 October 2020

    The food and service was amazing, so polite and lovely. I feel like we waited a tad too long for our food but other than that, amazing. The scaffolding wasn’t the best view out of the window but that can’t be helped. Surprised people were allowed in in joggers and dressing gowns. Took away from the atmosphere a bit. I think a dress code should be in place

  • By Rochelle G from Manchester
    30 October 2020

    Not the best experience possibly due to the current pandemic. The main tearoom is closed and afternoon tea is in the main restaurant, which wasn’t the best environment with chairs stacked on tables. The sandwiches on the gluten free afternoon tea was dry, in fact the majority of the gluten free was dry the bread almost had a stale consistency. Really sad to leave negative feedback, just expected more for the price we were charged. The star is for the staff in fact I would give them 5 stars, they were attentive and provided great service. Just a shame about food and surroundings!

  • By Stephen D from Manchester
    28 October 2020

    First visit to the Midland since 2019. Afternoon tea was awesome, as usual, even though the tea room was not open due to refurb. Cocktails, followed by exquisite sandwiches, scones and cakes with champagne, Midland tea and Brazilian Green Tea. Our waiter, Plyon was attentive and friendly, and we enjoyed chatting with him about his home country, Goa, where we have holidayed. 10/10 on every level. Go and see for yourself!!!!

  • By Megumi K from Altrincham
    28 October 2020

    It was not at the tea room. It was at the restaurant. But it was a good atmosphere. Both food and service were excellent (but kind of expected for that price).

  • By Victoria B from Manchester
    26 October 2020

    I asked for a cafeteria coffee to be told “No, it’s because of Covid”. Why is a pot of tea any different? Then got offered a cup of instant coffee. Nobody talked to us about the menu and we had to ask, service completely ignored. What’s gone wrong Midland Manchester? We loved your afternoon tea, it used to be the best in the land.

  • By Matthew F from Manchester
    25 October 2020

    A wide range of teas with some privately blended for the hotel, the decor of the restaurant was beautiful, a perfect eaovaoe from reality at least for a little while. Some of the best cakes I’ve ever had and a great selection of gourmet sandwiches, all served in fine China that was made specifically for the hotel. Absolutely beautiful setting and amazing quality of food and service, felt like royalty

  • By Scott G from Wigan
    24 October 2020

    Lovely sandwiches, gorgeous pastries and quintessential scones.

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The Tea Room at The Midland
The Midland Hotel Peter Street, Manchester, North West England, M60 2DS