Mother’s Day afternoon tea Manchester 2022: best restaurants and cafes near me to take mum on Mothering Sunday

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With Mother’s Day upon us, here are the best places for afternoon tea in Manchester.

Mother’s Day is on the horizon, it’s that special day when we treat the most special woman in our lives like a queen.

There’s a plethora of ways to give thanks and celebrate the day, but none more so than a nice afternoon of pastries, tea and more.

It could be argued it’s the best way to spend Mother’s Day, is there better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than drinking tea and eating cake?

Here are eight cafes, restaurants and more in Manchester offering afternoon tea for Mother’s Day.

Cafe Football

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Definitely a unique option, but Cafe Football offers everything you need to make  Mother’s Day special.

You can treat your mum to a mini-staycation at Hotel Football where she can begin her stay with afternoon tea in the cafe which has stunning views of the iconic Old Trafford.

Address: Old Trafford, 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 0SZ -

The Library curated by Assouline


Bubbles, pastries and tea, the perfect day.

With prosecco available alongside pastries, sandwiches and some of the finest cocktails available, this place is the perfect venue to treat mum and give her an afternoon of indulgence.

With sites in New York, London, Paris and Dubai it’s a telling sign of the stature of this establishment.

Address: Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP - TheLibraryAssouline

Slug & Lettuce

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A chain with hundreds of locations all over the UK, Slug and Lettuce has established itself as a well known and well liked eatery.

Over the years, they have also become well known for their brunches, and as well as afternoon tea.

If the Sunday doesn’t suit you, you can still head down on Saturday, March 26 to take advantage of the same offer.

With two different options available, one for the ‘classy mums’ that offers afternoon tea in a classy bird cage, or one for the ‘sassy mums’ that has brunch and bottomless drinks.

Address: 11 Portland St, Manchester M1 3HU -

Cloud 23

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The name of Cloud 23 derives from its location, with it being on the 23rd floor of Beetham Tower.

Afternoon tea here comes not only with sumptuous food but it also boasts stunning views of Greater Manchester.

A set price of £25 for a standard afternoon tea package includes savoury bites, a scone with Dorset clotted cream and strawberry jam, a selection of cakes and your choice of limitless coffees, hot chocolates and tea.

Address: Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ - Cloud.23/AfternoonTea

Cocoa Cabana

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There’s an extensive afternoon tea menu that includes fresh finger sandwiches, homemade scones with cream and caramel, brownie, chocolate tart, chocolate strawberry, chocolate truffle and a macaron.

This can be tailored four ways, unlimited tea, coffee or hot chocolate for £25, served with a glass of prosecco for £29, served with a glass of champagne for £33 or you can have bottomless cocktails and prosecco for £40.

There is also a children’s menu that includes plain sandwiches, squash and more for £15.

Address: 7 Murray St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6HS -

Richmond Tea Room

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With five different options, including Richmond tea, Tweedles tea, Queens tea, Hatters tea and Alice tea, you can pick which option suits you best.

With vegan options available too, it’s inclusive for all.

You can also choose from an extensive range of teas, hot chocolates and coffees to round off your afternoon tea.

Address: 46 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3WF -

Sugar Junction

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The origins of Sugar Junction come from a love of delicious cakes, and the finest tea and coffee.

Set with a classy, vintage vibe, this is the perfect atmosphere to unwind and treat mum on a Sunday afternoon.

Set at £22.95 per person, and served with fruit scones, and a range of desserts with tea, it’s also great value for money.

Address: 60 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG -

The Midland

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Afternoon tea has been popular at the Midland hotel since as early as 1903.

The tea room at the Midland overlooks St Peter’s Square, and the staff are on hand for all of your needs and queries.

With a selection of sandwiches, scones, quiches, teas and more for both vegans and vegetarians too, anyone can come here and enjoy their afternoon tea.

The Tea Room also works closely with local suppliers and takes pride in sourcing the best ingredients available.

Address: The Midland Hotel, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS -

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