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Afternoon tea at the Birch Room, Manchester,

Afternoon tea at the Birch Room

4.3
4.3
573 Reviews
£26 to £40
Afternoon Tea
Experience a unique French-inspired High Tea at the 5-star Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester Hotel.

Guests will dine in the stylish surroundings of The Birch Room, with a High Tea featuring exquisite pâtisserie selections, freshly baked scones, homemade finger sandwiches and much more.

Situated in the city centre's stunning Free Trade Hall, the Grade II listed property is the perfect place to enjoy the longstanding tradition of High Tea.

A gluten free alternative is available.

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What 573 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

573 Reviews
  1. KatyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We turned up early and the staff were happy to accommodate us at that time. The food was lovely , the staff were attentive and my mum and I had a great experience. She really enjoyed her birthday present.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Visited with friends - my recommendation after 3 previous visits but it was so disappointing. The new location within the hotel isn’t as nice, the food wasn’t very fresh - seemed it had been made in advance and left to stand, the service was poor - staff were unaware of what could / couldn’t be had, what tea was available, whether you could have both champagne AND tea. Just I’ll informed. It was expensive compared with other options in manchester but the quality didn’t warrant the extra cost. A real shame

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  3. LukeG

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, nice environment. Poor service, inattentive and unaware of customers needs.

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  4. SimonB

    Manchester

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service, friendly and attentive staff. Compared to similar experiences a little on the costly side.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent place for afternoon tea

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  6. JenniferC

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was disappointed there was not a gentleman's afternoon tea. The sandwich fillings were not good. The cakes were too big and gaudy colours. The room is not as nice as the previous one. Was really disappointed as was looking forward to coming as was fantastic last time. Sorry for the negative response but really didn't think it was good value.

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  7. exp1

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked here for an Afternoon Tea to celebrate our Anniversary - It is a shame that there wasn't any choice of afternoon teas today apart from the Easter Afternoon Tea as we had been there before and had the Gentlemans Tea menu On the plus side, the staff were friendly and welcoming here. The warm scones were good but could have been slightly larger (like normal scones). The sandwiches however were very poor as the bread was dry and some of the fillings were quite sparse between the slices of bread - the classic cucumber with beetroot cream cheese on tomato bread (for example) had hardly any beetroot and cream cheese on it. We mentioned about the dry bread issue when paying for the Afternoon Tea - but not much of a response came back or offer of any compensation. The selection of cakes looked very 'artisan' but were very sweet. Some were quite sickly sweet. The little nest with the chocolate eggs inside was probably the best of the cakes. This Afternoon Tea was quite expensive for what it was (£56 for 2 people) - this included a pot of tea or a cup of coffee (which they would top up on request). My rating is based on this Afternoon Tea is of poor value. The attentiveness of the staff over the teas and coffee's and the relaxing feel of the birch room where we dined were the only plus points of the experience. So overall not what we hoped our Anniversary Afternoon Tea Celebration was going to have been.

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  8. AnneM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food. Ambience and atmosphere was very nice Lovely way to catch up with friends

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  9. JeanM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was excellent. When the afternoon tea arrived we were delighted with the array of choices. I would only say they do need to invest in some small cake boxes as I was unable to finish mine and wanted to take some home. They were very good though and wrapped them in some cellophane bags in a small paper carrier.

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  10. Sarah

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was lovely and the staff friendly. The service was however chaotic and I had to ask for the complimentary prosecco for my mum which the staff where puzzled about even though it was advertised in my booking and confirmation. We had to ask a few times for refills of tea. The environment was nice but I wasn't a fan of the music.

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Radisson Edwardian, Free Trade Hall Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Southmill St
  • Neighborhood
    Ashton-Under-Lyne
  • Hours of operation
    Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, British, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    St Peter Square Tram Stop - 1 min walk
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matthew Downes
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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