Sometimes, it’s a civilised afternoon tea we crave, and we’ve got plenty of options around Manchester for a classy (or boozy) afternoon. One of the best is the prestigious Tea Room at The Midland Hotel, which has now been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travellers’ Choice award winner.
The coveted award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months, placing these winners among the 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor globally.
Afternoon Tea has been a staple at The Midland Hotel since its opening in 1903, with The Tea Room the venue of choice for many special celebrations, with the team preparing around 30 special celebratory plates a week – including a recent 100th birthday celebration.
The Afternoon Tea offering includes a range of menus, from Traditional Afternoon Tea to Royal Afternoon Tea (including a glass of Champagne), Vegetarian Afternoon Tea, Vegan Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Afternoon Tea and Children’s Afternoon Tea.
Choose from the likes of honey roast gammon with broad bean puree; cucumber with mint and poppy seed cream cheese; prawn and crayfish Rockerfeller; and traditional Coronation chicken. Meat alternatives include roasted red pepper, feta and rocket; crushed pea and marjoram cream cheese; and beetroot hummus, pickled carrot and walnut – all of which pack a flavoursome punch.
All the Tea Room’s cakes, scones and sandwiches are made in-house by the hotel’s Patisserie team, and guests can choose from 10 loose leaf tea varieties, including three of The Midland’s own house blends. Guests can choose from options such as Botanist’s G & Tea (a gin and tonic inspired tea) and Garden of Eden (a black and green tea blend infused with wild flowers). The Midland also has a classic Darjeeling tea (the Champagne of teas) that pairs perfectly with a splash of milk and enjoyed alongside the hotel’s tasty baked goods and sandwiches.
Pete Wayre, Manager of The Tea Room at The Midland, said: “The Tea Room offers guests a truly wonderful experience, with panoramic views across St Peter’s Square and a range of menus to suit all. With over 100 years’ experience, we feel that our Afternoon Tea offering is truly special and this award is further recognition of that.
“It’s a busy time for The Tea Room as we launch our Festive Afternoon Tea next month, which is always a fantastic way to celebrate the Christmas season!”
If you fancy trying this award-winning tea room experience at The Midland, get booked in here for the festive season.