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The Winter Garden at Refuge, Manchester,

The Winter Garden at Refuge

4.7
4.7
16 Reviews
£25 and under
Afternoon Tea
Settle into a comfortable chair, lean back, and browse the selection of gins in the Winter Garden, the leafy heart of Kimpton Clocktower Hotel’s distinctive dining spaces. Every detail—from the furniture to the lively green color scheme—has been thoughtfully considered. If you happen to be around on a Saturday or Sunday, kick off the weekend—or help lift the weight of the night before—with a Bloody Mary (even a virgin one).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0161 233 5151

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Located next to The Den, in the heart of The Refuge, the Winter Garden is a beautifully elegant space bringing the outside in, with foliage galore. The Winter Garden can accommodate up to 80 guests in total (seated and standing). As with The Den, the area shares the music from The Refuge, so there’s no need to book your own entertainment/DJ Contact - ManchesterConference@ihg.com

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Cross street

    Whitworth Street and Oxford Road

  • Parking details

    NCP, Manchester PalaceEuro Car Parks, Pritchard Street

  • Public transit

    Two-minute walk from Oxford Road Station. 15-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly & Manchester Victoria.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea in the Winter Garden

    £29.50 per person

    Feb 1 - Dec 31, 2022
    Join us at the Refuge in the Winter Garden for Afternoon Tea. With a selection of savoury treats, including a mild and salty Cheddar cheese custard with flatbread crisp, baby carrots, radishes; a fresh Oak-smoked salmon with beetroot chutney, labneh, pumpernickel; and a punchy Pork and kimchi sausage roll. Continue the afternoon tea journey with buttery and soft Date and sour cherry scones, accompanied with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. And to follow, a trio of sweet tiers; from a classic with a twist, Fig Battenberg, to a delectable Passion fruit and white chocolate opera cake, a show-stopping Spiced carrot cake with cardamom and rose petal, a delicate Yoghurt, honey and tahini choux bun, and a rich Black Forest gateaux

What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. HP

    HannahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for having us we had a really lovely day with you guys
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We sat at the table and waited for 25 minutes before we got up and walked out. No one came over to greet us, a table next to us also walked out after sitting there for 40 minutes and not receiving any acknowledgement
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Friendly staff..food was excellent 👌
  4. M

    Mancmoira

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The afternoon tea was a bit disappointing. There was too much emphasis on the cakes and not enough savoury items. The waiters were a bit hit and miss with their attention.
  5. PD

    PeggyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely afternoon tea. The good was delicious and beautiful. The setting was lovely and relaxing and the service was perfect - friendly and relaxed. We loved it!
  6. B

    Babydoll51

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked tea for two which was lovely, infact everything was perfect. It's not a criticism, just a suggestion really, maybe give people a choice of teas such as a sandwich selection and the choice of cakes, as I did find the tea on offer more sweet than savoury?
  7. AS

    AileenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The afternoon tea was delicious and very filling. We came home with a doggy bag. The Service was a bit slow but staff were attentive to our dietary needs and made changes to the menu accordingly. However when we were offered a refill of tea having been there over an hour and a half we were just offered hot water rather than a fresh pot. We were then charged for a fresh pot at £2.50 each which we felt was very mean given the afternoon tea was £29.50 each and we'd also treated ourselves to a bottle of bubbly.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon tea. Although a little pricey. Service was fantastic too!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and would definitely recommend. The service was amazing and the winter garden team from 1-3:30 were tremendous.
  10. MB

    MrsB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little place - nothing to fault 👍🏻 We had bar food & although menu slight, food was exceptional and plentiful.
  11. JP

    JillP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Art Deco surroundings, helpful, staff. Interesting mix of small plate foods- tasty and delicious lunch to meet up with friend post lockdown.
  12. A

    Algi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place staff really friendly highly recommended
  13. MM

    MoniaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere in the winter garden and lovely staff! Can’t wait to go back!
  14. LG

    LGW1

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service- we were a bit late for our table and they held it for us. Chatty and friendly bar staff, security and waiters and beautiful interiors. Drinks were great too.
  15. AS

    AlastairS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The service was poor... We were forgotten about for menus, drinks and then for our food too... Just felt like we were an inconvenience because we weren't in the main restaurant... Shame really because when we came on the Monday the week before we had great service.
  16. d

    dms24

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service food wow! Lovely atmosphere. A little expensive but well worth it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Winter Garden at Refuge is rated 4.7 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Winter Garden at Refuge

Oxford Street Manchester, M60 7HA

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Whitworth Street and Oxford Road

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    NCP, Manchester PalaceEuro Car Parks, Pritchard Street

  • Public transit

    Two-minute walk from Oxford Road Station. 15-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly & Manchester Victoria.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0161 233 5151

  • Private party facilities

    Located next to The Den, in the heart of The Refuge, the Winter Garden is a beautifully elegant space bringing the outside in, with foliage galore. The Winter Garden can accommodate up to 80 guests in total (seated and standing). As with The Den, the area shares the music from The Refuge, so there’s no need to book your own entertainment/DJ Contact - ManchesterConference@ihg.com

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