+
Restaurants & Bars

[Manchester] Tea at the Town Hall

Harters | Sep 14, 201509:40 AM     1

A “proper” afternoon tea at a bargain price (£12.50) in quite elegant Victorian Gothic surroundings. There’s comfy Chesterfields to sit on and you’re surrounded by sculptures of local 19th century worthies - scientists like Joule and Dalton and campaigners like Cobden. Something of an improvement from when I used to work at the Town Hall in the late 1960s.

There’s savouries, of course. Potted ham rillette and toast, smoked trout mousse and Morecambe Bay shrimp sandwich, soft cheese from Longley Farm in Holmfirth on a rye crispbread and a lovely cheese and leek tart using Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire (almost needless to say).

Moving on to the sweet stuff – the ingredients of Manchester Tart are repurposed into a Victoria sponge. And you don’t get much more Manchester than Vimto – in this case in a “delice” – sponge base, topped with Vimto mousse, covered in a Vimto glaze. These work. As does the mini Eccles cake. And, not local, but it wouldn’t be afternoon tea without a scone, jam & cream.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

These Frying Pans Are Fire: Our Favorite Skillets for 2019
Shop

These Frying Pans Are Fire: Our Favorite Skillets for 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

9 Essential Kitchen Utensils and Which Cookware They Work With
Shop

9 Essential Kitchen Utensils and Which Cookware They Work With

by Camryn Rabideau | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

9 Excellent Instant Pot Accessories to Help You Eat Healthier
Shop

9 Excellent Instant Pot Accessories to Help You Eat Healthier

by Chowhound Editors | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

The 8 Best Pressure Cookers of 2019
Shop

The 8 Best Pressure Cookers of 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.