Can there be no more decadent birthday celebration than Afternoon Tea? We were spoilt for choice in Manchester recently when exploring options in the city. Eight friends enjoyed a little shopping and cocktails followed by afternoon tea at King Street Town House on Booth Street.
King Street Town House is housed in an impressive Italian Renaissance building, originally the Manchester Salford Trustees Bank. Today it is a rather posh city centre hotel, famed for its seventh floor infinity pool and private wine cellar dining.
On arrival we were escorted to our own private dining room, one of the resident wine cellars I believe. The ambience was candle lit and cosy , it was certainly a nice touch to inhabit a dining area exclusive to ourselves. Although at times we did feel a little forgotten about by the otherwise attentive staff.
We all opted for the Traditional Afternoon Tea which consists of a sumptuous selection of finger sandwiches, dainty cakes and desserts, and of course the obligitary home baked scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. I loved how the goodies were decorated with edible flowers and cute Cape gooseberries.
There was a choice of teas and coffees to drink with free refills and out came the mismatched vintage China. Although I don’t make teacup candles anymore, I still love the ritual of drinking tea from a proper teacup. 🙂
The King Street Townhouse Afternoon Tea is perfect for celebrations. A delectable tea time treat. 😁
Thanks to Ailyn, Louise and Sarah for their photo contributions. 🙂
27 thoughts on “Afternoon Tea at King Street Town House ~ Manchester.”
It looks lovely!
Thanks it was fabulous. 🙂
Haven’t see you have an afternoon tea for ages – glad you’re back on the trail! Looks like a very up market afternoon tea. And your own private room!
I know I’ve been slacking recently. Definitely felt more of a treat because I haven’t had one in forever. A nice way to celebrate a friend’s birthday. 🙂
I agree, always nicer when it’s occasional and a great way to celebrate a birthday 🙂
Afternoon tea is such a lovely treat. 😊 Love the Halloween lanterns in the tree! 🎃
It certainly is! The trees in the city centre are all decorated with lanterns. Love them too. 🙂
Wow that looks amazing! What a fantastic way to celebrate your birthday. It was my birthday this week and I sure did not have anything like this!!
It was really lovely and it was a friend’s birthday. In fact I’m invited to another afternoon tea next week. I hope you had a lovely birthday! X
It all looks very wonderful and a great way to celebrate a birthday 🙂
It was an enjoyable way to celebrate my friends birthday. 🙂
What a super venue for your afternoon tea, it looks as if everyone had a great time:)
It was fabulous! X
A perfect birthday and I love the big grins on your friends faces as they gaze at the cakes.
Cakes do that to a girl. 😁🍰
Nice to see a separate veggie one! Sometimes veggies get shortchanged.
Indeed. They definitely need to cater for vegetarians and vegans too these days. X
That veggi afternoon tea for one looks huge! I’d have trouble finishing it. Looks a lovely place to have tea. You all looked like you enjoyed yourselves x
We all did pretty well eating our shares. No doggy bags needed! X
Oh happy birthday.. and I agree what could be more wonderfully indulgent than afternoon tea! the venue looks beautiful and the food delicious!
Hi , it was a lovely venue. A friend’s birthday , not mine until November. Xx
That looks delicious. I have never heart of this tearoom before.
I think it may be quite a new hotel. x
It’s a lovely place but I think Great John Street Hotel, their sister hotel, is even nicer.
Thank you, never been there. Don’t go Manchester often , but may try it some day. 🙂
Looks delicious, you all look like you’re enjoying it, maybe it’s one for us to try.
You will have to treat yourselves. 🙂