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Afternoon Tea at King Street Town House ~ Manchester.

Manchester’s trees decorated for Halloween.

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.

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Our own private dining room.
Afternoon Tea was served on a three tier silver cake stand.

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. 🙂

Mismatched crockery.
Mouth watering.
A veggie afternoon tea for one.
Look at those goodies!
The Birthday Girl. 🍰

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. 🙂

Mitton Hall Afternoon Tea.

It was my sisters birthday at the weekend , which made Sunday the perfect day to go out for Afternoon Tea. Our mutual friend Becky booked us a table at Mitton Hall , a beautiful 15th century country house hotel near Whalley in Lancashire. We are  so lucky to have such lovely places right on our doorstep. 🙂

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Our table was reserved in the restaurant area and as Spring had decided to take a holiday for the day, we were happy to be seated  near to a roaring  fire and the Birthday girl and Becky sank into a cozy sofa.

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The Afternoon Tea at Mitton Hall comes served on a grey slate three tiered cake stand, laden with goodies.  There were a variety of assorted finger sandwiches, four types of cake and cherry scones served with a delicious cherry preserve and clotted cream. We chose to drink tea and of course you are allowed to ask for refills. Don’t be shy.

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We couldn’t really find fault with our food, except the Lancashire cheese and pickle sandwich filling was more pickle than cheese. Overall though it was very tasty and great value for money at £15.50 per person. You can also order Champagne Afternoon tea which is £21 per person. However we decided to indulge in refreshing mocktails for a change. Becky enjoyed her ‘elderflower mojito’ and Yvonne and I chose to drink ‘pussyfoots’ made from pineapple,citrus and grenadine.

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Mitton Hall provided an elegant and relaxed setting and friendly unobtrusive service. We found it to be the perfect place for a birthday celebration. 🙂