This week see's the launch of The Tea Room at The Midland Hotel's new Evening Tea. We were fortunate enough to get a sneak preview last week.
The luxuriously attired Tea Room is a treat for the senses in itself, housed arguably Manchester city centre's most decadent and certainly most historic and celebrated destination. A twist on the traditional afternoon tea comes via a selection of sandwiches including Chicken, Mango and Coriander on Granary Bread, There's also Asparagus, Artichoke and Parmesan Mimosa on Brioche, along with hot savoury bites such as Ox Cheek with Blue Cheese Croquettes, and Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sriracha Sauce.
Once you've had your fill of savouries, there' a selection of cakes, such as Elderflower an Gooseberry Cake, and the super indulgent Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart, garnished with Manchester bee adorned chocolate shards. And any tea, whether it be afternoon or evening, wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory scones, which in this case came with various jam options, and a fantastic lemon curd, to either go underneath or on top of your clotted cream.
Food was paired a tea of your choice, and also two Gin and Tonics, featuring both Brockmans and also the locally produced Three Rivers gins. The Tea Room at The Midland's Evening tea is available Thursday to Sunday from 17:30 until 19:30, and is priced at a very reasonable £35 per head.