Afternoon tea in Manchester

Zopaash Iqbal | Date posted - 29 Oct 2018
Can you ever have enough finger sandwiches, teas, and scones? No we didn’t think so either. There are few things that us British enjoy more than a good old Afternoon tea, that’s why we’ve rounded up our top picks of the best places for Afternoon tea in Manchester.


An award-winning independent tea shop housed in the former CUBE gallery and RIBA building, Leaf on Portland Street is a great space to enjoy afternoon tea. Whether you’re with friends, workmates, or your wee mam, you can indulge in a host of sandwiches, scones, and cakes including our personal fave the blueberry and banana Manchester tart.

Cloud 23

Afternoon Tea, British, Contemporary
How about some panoramic city views with your afternoon tea? Located at the highest point in Manchester, Cloud 23 is not only a bar but also a unique venue that serves a delectable afternoon tea. From £25 per person you can enjoy a selection of handmade cakes and tarts as well as some fresh warm scones. If you plan to go here make sure you have a look at their special offers for a choice of speciality teas.

Cocoa Cabana

Cocoa Cabana is award-winning chocolaterie that serves a heavenly Afternoon Tea- which of course features chocolate. Afternoon Tea is served on bright, floral china in Cocoa Cabana's charming cafe and tea room. This cosy spot is an ideal place to catch up with a friend over a mouthwatering selection of sweet treats.

Pier Eight

Overlooking the dramatic skyline of Salford Quays and Media City you’ll find Pier Eight. Scones with fresh cream and a dollop of strawberry jam. Pastries and dainty fancies for polite popping into your mouth. And tea, as much as you can drink. Or a glass or two of Champagne. Or for a different kind of indulgence you can try the Afternoon Tea G and Tea or cocktails.

Richmond Tearooms

Afternoon Tea, Cafe, Contemporary, Dessert
As this list suggests, Manchester is teeming with tearooms and no list is complete with our quirky favourite the Richmond Tearooms. Lose yourself in the Alice in Wonderland themed dining experience, surrounded by quirky decor and plush chairs fit for the Queen of Hearts. Indulge in freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and treats all washed down with weird and wonderful exotic teas from around the world. Think earthy apple to zingy liquorice flavoured teas.
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