Monday - Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00
Thursday - Friday 08:30 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About LEAF on Portland Street
LEAF on Portland Street is nestled in a vibrant neighborhood in the very centre of the bustling city. Housed in the iconic former Riba and Cube gallery, it is an inspiring and intimate space, bringing the very best food, tea, music and good times to Manchester.
I emailed to book afternoon tea and request changes to the savoury options and they were very quick at coming back to me, and very accommodating of my requests. This was my first visit and it’s a nice relaxed atmosphere, great tea-rista. They also offered coffee or soft drinks included in the price which we didn’t use but was a good option! Attentive service. Afternoon tea was great! Will definitely be back for brunch one day!
Lovely food and great service. Just a comment though as we were prompted to pre order our food for a table for two and on arrival the waiter/barman advised this is only done for group bookings so we had to provide order again
Ability to book for a large group was good and food was very nice.
I go to Leaf regularly and always recommend it to family and friends. Both my Mom and Mum enjoyed their Mothers' Day lunch.
Our Tea-rista was superb! Think it was Chris? Super friendly and we learnt a lot about tea, including useful info on types that are naturally caffeine free. Had a great afternoon, thank you!
Food was absolutely amazing, as was the tea as always. Server was really lovely and gave a great tea talk and was very helpful with any queries and questions we had. Plenty of food for each person and the lemon meringue cake was amazing. Made for a really lovely afternoon to celebrate my birthday and I would definitley reccomend.
Delicious food, lovely setting, great staff.
Booked for a party of 9 for afternoon tea and everything was fantastic. Everyone loved the food, tea, cocktails and service. We weren't table turned and we had the little private room at the back which was ideal.
I have visited Leaf many times before for a general coffee or lunch and have always enjoyed my visit. I recently arranged an afternoon tea/bridal shower at their venue and they were absolutely amazing! I'd like to thank the two girls who served us (I think one was called Linda, but I didn't get the other girls name, but she had beautiful curly hair) and Tom who arranged our booking and dealt with all our dietary requirements and more. I would certainly recommend Leaf to anyone, whether it be a private event or a simple catch up with friends.
Had an amazing time here for afternoon tea for my grandmother's birthday, staff were do friendly and explained everything perfectly. Great value for money.
My friend and I both really loved our afternoon tea at Leaf in Manchester. The tea talk was a lovely touch and helped us decide which teas to go for with our afternoon tea. We were really impressed with the food- being two veggies, the sandwiches were delicious with imaginative fillings. The cakes who beautiful too!! Lovely, helpful staff and relaxed atmosphere.
Lovely food and service. Decor is cool.
My husband and I had a lovely breakfast here and would highly recommend.
Had a great time, the food was good, the staff were attentive and pleasant. Worth a visit.
Nice staff and really enjoy the night
Great food and quick service from pleasant staff!
The hot chocolate was like warm and we had to get attention to order and to pay. Just didn’t live up to my expectations unfortunately
Whilst the menu caters for vegetarian and vegans, we were very disappointed that our food arrived cold. My eggs were lukewarm at best, but my broccoli was stone cold. There was also an event on that flooded out into the restaurant and was very noisy. Always heard good things but I don't think we'll be going back in a hurry.
The staff were really friendly, helpful and made the whole event enjoyable.
Lovely brunch with great service. Restaurant was very clean with a good vibe
Thank you again for helping us have a great birthday!
Great service on the day and in advance via email with Tom. All staff were very helpful, attentive and friendly. We were a big booking but everyone was very happy with the quality of food and the overall experience.
The worse afternoon tea experience ever. Terrible service. Staff really couldn’t be bothered to provide any level of service. Ordered vegetarian option in advance. No vegetarian option provided. No explanation as to food provided. Just Dumped and ran. In these days of establishments being concerned about food allergies- staff showed no such knowledge or interest. Had to go to bar to get tea after half an hour of being ignored. Freezing cold room. Laughable tea talk with lady whispering while booming club tunes were pumped out. Truly terrible experience.
Had a great afternoon tea with the girls on sat afternoon . Didn’t realise it included a ‘tea talk’ which is amazing value considering we tried as many teas as wanted. The gentleman doing the talk was helpful, friendly and certainly knew his teas! For £16.95 I’ll definitely be back :) On a side note as well, I was accidentally given a box of teas instead of a tea pot at the till. I’m not from Manchester so the supervisor Chris kindly posted the tea pot out to me ! Great service really !
Thank you for accommodating us. I assumed it was open all night and I was wrong but you stayed open until we finished. Thank you. :)