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Top 5 afternoon teas
Finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and a pot of Earl Grey tea or glass of champagne, what better way to spend the afternoon. Here are some of Greater Manchester’s finest places to indulge. visitmanchester.com/food
The scent of fresh coffee hanging in the air, homemade cakes & sticky pastries, your favourite chair with the papers and someone to look after your every need - you’ve stepped into Annies. The great value afternoon tea boasts chocolate tartlets and traditional fruit scones, accompanied by clotted cream and strawberry jam in mini rustic jars, from £14.95.
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5 Old Bank Street, Manchester, M2 7PE. Map View.
Slattery, established in 1967 by Bernard and Margaret Slattery and now run by their son, master chocolatier John Slattery is a small family run business in Whitefield. Service is friendly and personal, with traditional Lancashire afternoon tea at £14.50 and a champagne afternoon tea at £19.50. While there also check out the vast array of chocolates, gifts and cakes that are on display.
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197 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6GE. Map View.
For more like this try East Lancahire Railway's Cream Tea Specials onboard a steam train.
Opus One is great for indulgent afternoon tea. Choose between a traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes, scones and clotted cream with a choice of tea or champagne, or go for a Gentleman's Afternoon Tea, a more savoury version that offers local cask ale. Traditional Afternoon Tea costs £16.95 per person or £25.95 with Champagne. Gentleman's Afternoon Tea costs £16.95 per person.
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Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea while listening to good tunes in the relaxed surroundings of Teacup, Mr Scruff’s very own café. Choose from any loose-leaf tea, served with a selection of sweet and savoury snacks. Available from 2.30pm every day, £12.95 per person.
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53-55 Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, M4 1NA. Map View.
For afternoon tea in a beautiful rural setting, visit the Red House Farm tea shop. Selected by Waitrose magazine as one of the top 7 tea rooms in the country, enjoy a cream tea with a pot of organic Clipper tea for two, a homemade fruit scone, clotted cream and a delicious strawberry jam. With fun activities around the farm it’s great for families.
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Red House Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 5RL. Map View.
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