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!

Here’s our Afternoon Tea menu plus some nice reviews from Manchester Confidential and The Independent

Afternoon Tea is served from noon Thu-Sun. 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 1.5 hours

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 bar area upstairs at The Violet Hour, for parties of 12 to 20 guests. Expect inventive cocktails, delicious cakes, sandwiches and a twist on traditional high tea.

The Cocktail Afternoon Tea is priced at £23.50 per head and includes a special Cocktail or glass of Prosecco with our Afternoon Tea Menu.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a mixologist, The Violet Hour also offers a mixology Masterclass which can follow your afternoon tea. The Afternoon Tea and Cocktail Masterclass package is priced at £40 per head which includes 3 cocktails, one of which you can mix yourself.

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 2014: Thu 23 Jan, Thu 27 Feb, Thu 27 Mar, all starting at 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. For all bookings and enquiries, please contact Laura Coleman Flowers

Cake, Desserts & Wine, with Reserve Wines
April 3rd 2014 
Tickets now sold out! :(


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Manchester cupcakes, cakes, brownies and afternoon tea Didsbury
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Manchester cupcakes, cakes, brownies and afternoon tea Didsbury
Manchester cupcakes, cakes, brownies and afternoon tea Didsbury