Afternoon Tea, Catering & Classes
Afternoon Tea in the tea-room
If you book in for our Afternoon Tea, you’ll need to come hungry! Expect fluffy mini scones with Cumbrian jam and clotted cream, chocolate dipped strawberries, lovely sarnies, loose leaf teas and of course, a selection of our delicious cakes!
Afternoon Tea is served from noon Wed-Sun all year until 27th Nov when we launch our Xmas Menu. Advanced booking is required. Please give us a call to reserve a table. Tables are only held for 10 mins and sittings are for up to 1¾ hours
Christmas Afternoon Tea
We’ll be serving a very special Christmas Afternoon Tea Menu from 27th Nov to 22nd Dec. Contact us now to book a table. We can cater for most group sizes including larger parties (see below) and can offer exclusive venue hire subject to availability
Larger Parties and our Cocktail Afternoon Tea
We can often cater for larger parties in our tea-room, just call us to discuss your requirements.
We’ve also teamed up The Violet Hour to bring a unique collaboration of “Cocktail Afternoon Tea” to West Didsbury. Perfect for parties, celebrations, birthdays and Hen do’s, The Cocktail Afternoon Tea is held in the intimate, yet spacious private bar area upstairs at The Violet Hour, for parties of 8 to 24 guests. Expect inventive cocktails, delicious cakes, sandwiches and a twist on traditional high tea.
The Cocktail Afternoon Tea is priced at £19.95 per head and includes a special Cocktail or glass of Prosecco with our Afternoon Tea Menu. Christmas Cocktail Afternoon Tea is priced at £24.95 per head and includes a specially created winter cocktail alongside our very special Christmas Afternoon Tea Menu
External Tea Parties and Wedding Afternoon Tea
If you can’t get to us why not ask us to come to you! We regularly provide an external afternoon tea service for any event or occasion… perfect for an alternative wedding, hen do, birthday, baby shower or christening!
We can work with a fantastic vintage crockery specialist For the Love of Vintage to create a bespoke event for your special occasion. From delicious cakes to beautiful vintage crockery and table linen, we have everything covered.
Browse our Afternoon Tea Gallery to see some of the fabulous events we’ve catered for
Era of Experience
An Era of Experience is a travelling vintage party service that promises to offer an authentic vintage experience. Choose your Era and enjoy crafty fun, makeovers, luxury afternoon tea and delicious cocktails (optional). Whether you are looking to host a Secret Speakeasy Social or Perfect Pin-Up Party, we have got all the ingredients you need!
Click here for more info and how to book
Events & Classes
Classes for the Florally Curious with Laura Coleman Flowers
Dates in 2013: 7/11, 21/11, 4/12*, 11/12*, 6.30pm
£35* for a two hour floral class including tea or coffee, cakes and blooms. *Christmas Classes are £40 and start at 6.15pm.
West Didsbury Christmas Lights Switch On
Thu 5th December til 9pm
Warm your cockles at the big switch with Mulled wine, mince pies and loads more festive treats in our tea-room and on a mini xmas market stall outside!
Cake, Desserts & Wine, with Reserve Wines
Dates in 2014 TBA
You’ll be happy to hear we’re working on a third wine and dessert night with the fantastic Reserve Wines. Dates to be announced soon!