6 of the best afternoon teas in Spinningfields
PUBLISHED: 12:16 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:16 06 March 2017
Spinningfields is renowned for its huge selection of trendy and quirky bars and restaurants, arguably becoming the new ‘it’ place to socialise in Manchester in recent years. We’ve put together a guide to some of the best restaurants in serving up afternoon tea with a Spinningfields twist.
Enjoy traditional afternoon tea in Neighbourhood’s stunning Manhattan inspired surroundings. Neighbourhood’s slick interior will have you feeling like you’re in the midst of New York whilst you feast on their incredible homemade cakes, finger sandwiches and a glass of sparkling champers. Be tempted by their incredible homemade mini battenbergs, lemon meringues and macarons.
0161 832 6334, www.neighbourhoodrestaurant.co.uk/manchester
Lounge on 12 is Manchester House’s stylish bar with stunning panoramic views of Manchester. Home to patron chef Aiden Byrne and his award winning team, Lounge on 12 serve up a selection of luxurious traditional afternoon teas. Soak up the epic views of the city and treat yourself to a classic High Tea, Afternoon Tea or a Champagne Tea.
0161 835 2557, www.manchesterhouse.uk.com
Grand Pacific’s take on traditional English afternoon tea will have your tastbuds tingling as they have added an Asian twist. Their spectacular Asian High Tea will take you on a journey through the Pacific Rim flavours of Australasia. This unique sharing experience is served in two waves; the first wave includes three tiers of fresh sushi and a glass of champagne. The second wave is three tiers of sweet indulgence accompanied with an option of loose leaf teas or a flowering tea.
0161 831 0288, www.australasia.uk.com
Hey Little Cupcake!
The masters of cupcakes serve their incredible no frills, delicious afternoon tea in their Spinningfields store. You can treat yourself with their yummy menu full of cupcake shaped finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, miniature cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries. Booking is required and you can also choose a theme for your afternoon tea.
0161 832 0260, www.heylittlecupcake.co.uk
Café Rylands is located in Manchester’s stunning The John Rylands Library. The menu at Café Rylands aims to offer the best of local produce and homemade treats and their afternoon tea is no exception. Their traditional afternoon tea includes a selection of freshly made traditional sandwiches, homemade scone with clotted cream and jam, locally made cake selection and a choice of tea or coffee.
0161 306 6531, www.chancellorscollection.co.uk/cafe-rylands
Just over the bridge on the other side of the River Irwell, trendy Menagerie have introduced their take on afternoon tea which you can enjoy in their impressive surroundings. You can choose between a classic English Afternoon Tea or their signature ‘Menagerie Afternoon Tea’ which includes tasty treats like mac ‘n’ cheese, sliders and Applewood smoked chicken. Both afternoon teas include a sparkling glass of Moët & Chandon Brut and an assiette of cakes. 0161 832 3818, www.menagerierestaurant.co.uk