Ladies Afternoon Tea
“Under certain circumstances there are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” - Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady
The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. Living during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day; an early breakfast and a late dinner. Anna decided to schedule time to drink tea and snack each afternoon.
This private ceremony was firstly done furtively in her bedroom, but over time other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room.
Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.
Luxurious, elegant and perfect for every day...
Our Ladies Afternoon Tea begins with delicate finger sandwiches served with the pièce de resistance three tier stand with light, crusty scones and rich clotted cream accompanied by a variety of homemade cakes and pastries.
Served with as much tea and coffee as you need to fuel the gossip (and why not add a glass of Champagne; after all it is a ladies prerogative to enjoy only the finer things in life...)
Standard Afternoon Tea £24.50
Gentleman’s Afternoon tea £25.00
Champagne Afternoon Tea £33.00
Children's Afternoon Tea £12.50
Mini Egg - or - Smoked Salmon Benedict | Mini Crispy Bacon Muffins | Mini French Toast | Mini Pancakes | Granola with Yoghurt & Fruit Compote | Mini Strawberry Smoothie
£22.50 with unlimited tea and coffee
10% service charge applies, please note an afternoon tea booking reserves your table for a maximum of 2 hours.
Please note Eleven Didsbury Park is a residents only hotel therefore afternoon tea is only available for guests of the hotel