Have you ever been for afternoon tea?
I must admit the idea of of going for afternoon tea had never really crossed my mind and I can honestly say that if my wonderful friends (with fantastic taste and recommendations) hadn’t suggested it I probably wouldn’t have ever gone to one.
I’m so glad we did, I had a wonderful time. We decided to go to one local to us so that we wouldn’t have to travel very far. Our local tea room is based in Manchester just off Deansgate, down a quiet side street behind House of Frazier.
The interior is beautiful, it’s quite spacious with tables and chairs evenly set out around the restaurant as well big comfy looking leather seats to the back and around the sides. The place had some what of a calming feel too with some lovely power ballads playing in the background.
The cocktails looked gorgeous too.
The menu is quite good and has a nice selection to choose from. If you feel like having something light you may possibly want to go for ‘the cream tea’. With this you get a scone with cream and jam and a choice of loose leaf tea or coffee for only £5.45 per person. For the full range I have attached the menu below 🙂
You can find all of this and more at http://www.47kingstreetwest.co.uk
I decided on the 47’s afternoon tea. My treats arrived on a wonderful three tiered platter and consisted of a selection of sandwiches cut into pretty little triangles and decorated with twisted cucumber and halved cherry tomatoes. There was a mixture of fillings:
*Beef and horseradish
*Salmon and cream cheese
*Tuna and cucumber
*Cheese and tomato
*Egg and cress
The scones with the fresh cream and jam was by far my favourite. I could quite happily get by day to day eating this wonderful goodness. (Not that this would be healthy in anyway shape or form) 😉
Finally on the top tier you get a selection of mini cakes and chocolate surrounded by sliced strawberries. Our cakes were a mixture of:
*Lemon drizzle cake
*Miniature chocolate and fruit cupcake
I have always been one to be different, so it was only fair that I had a delicious cappuccino to follow. If coffee is an option then nothing else will come close.
I would highly recommend this restaurant and the staff were very nice. We didn’t feel rushed even though it was quite busy. We ended up staying for a good few hours and it seemed that the afternoon tea had finished by the time we were ready to go.
I will most definitely be going again some time in the near future. (The big man doesn’t know it yet but he shall be taking me)
So if you would like a nice relaxed afternoon out, whether it be to catch up with friends, just to chill out or some quality time with that special someone in your life then book a table today. I’m sure you will love it as much as I did.