Open since 1903, The Midland is Manchester’s oldest hotel and was famed for its afternoon tea from the very beginning. A huge refurbishment in 2021 has taken in the tea room and an array of actually-rather-forward-thinking menus are well worth the trip. You can nab vegan and gluten-free options, as well as their traditional and ‘Royal’ selections.
Oh, the joy of the afternoon tea. No matter what kind of cuisine you prefer, from Italian to Thai, there's nothing quite like the sight of a cake stand, laced with sandwiches, stuffed with scones and caked in cake. Throw in a pot of delicious hot tea, perhaps a glass of bubbly too, and you've got the perfect afternoon treat.
So go and enjoy some of the very best afternoon teas Manchester has to offer.