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Richmond Tea Rooms

Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HZ, England
0161 237 9667
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Ranked #72 of 1,648 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Bebington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We arrived here today after being told we couldn't book but they'd seat us as soon as possible. Well 2 hour wait was not good enough. Surely booking should be an option for a weekend. We came to Manchester specifically to dine at Richmond for afternoon tea.

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RichmondTeaRooms, Manager at Richmond Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hello Donna, First of all may I apologise for the wait you had in the tea rooms this weekend, I have spoken with Jackie our Tea Rooms Manager who looks after the customers at the door and she said it was a very busy weekend. I am afraid at peak times on a weekend we sometimes do have a wait... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My sister visited me last week from France and I thought I would take them to Richmond tea room for a nice afternoon tea. I have been going there many time but this time they ve outdone themself, the service was impeccable, the place was clean, and the cakes were great ! Generous portions, scones nice and light, jams and... More

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RichmondTeaRooms, Manager at Richmond Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hello Mickael, Lovely to hear that you thought us so special that you would bring your sister in whilst visiting from France. Great to hear that we looked after you so well and that you enjoyed all the scrummy things that we have on offer including the cakes and scones. Lets hope your sister went back to France and has... More

Rochdale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My daughter was meeting business clients here and need a lift so we decided to have lunch too (at a different table!) We had a lovely light meal - ordered from the breakfast menu at 12.55! The food was served quickly, despite being such a busy time, and was very fresh and tasty - prices are very reasonable and the... More

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RichmondTeaRooms, Manager at Richmond Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hello, It was lovely to read your review and so nice to hear you had a lovely time in both the Tea Rooms and the Lodge It's nice to get lovely comments about our breakfast as we are very well known for afternoon tea's but we do have a great breakfast selection too. Our team work very hard to ensure... More

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A group of 11 of us went for afternoon tea in Alice in Wonderland fancy dress for a hen party. We were given our own little canopied area and the table was set out beautifully. The staff were very accommodating and polite, as well as good humoured. The food was just beautiful and so delicious. With such a huge range... More

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RichmondTeaRooms, Manager at Richmond Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Thank you for your lovely review and a big thank you for making the effort to dress up for us too! So pleased to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us, your waiters name was Jack he remembers you all very well, he said what a lovely group you were! I will make sure Jack gets... More

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Afternoon tea in the Richmond Tea Room is a surreal but totally delightful experience. You half expect your afternoon tea to be delivered by the Mad Hatter or Alice herself. It is an absolute delight to take a real traditional afternoon tea here. The Sandwiches are delicious, the scones are tasty and the cakes are scrumptious. Youareserved by attentive waiting... More

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RichmondTeaRooms, Manager at Richmond Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hello Jonathan, A huge thank you from us, for such lovely comments! So pleased you enjoy delightful experience with us, the team here have quite often asked if they could dress up.... We do get a lot of party's in that do get dressed up to come and visit us, from Alice to the mad hatter, white rabbits, tweedle di... More

cheshire
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145 reviews 145 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This quirky venue is worth visiting if only to see the decor. The Alice in Wonderland theme certainly makes you smile! The food is good and the staff are efficient. This is a good place to visit for coffee & cake or a tasty snack. The cafe can get busy and booking at weekends is recommended.

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RichmondTeaRooms, Manager at Richmond Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. A lot of thought goes into the décor which makes it so eclectic and quirky, it is meant to make people smile so great to hear it is having that effect on people. Nice to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you appreciated the team... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went there with 2 friends last Sunday around 3pm, which supposed to be their busiest time, luckily we didn't have to wait too long before getting a table. Tried making a booking but for weekends, they only accept booking of minimum 6 people. There were two rooms, one called The Lodge - which has cool antler chandeliers in, and another... More

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RichmondTeaRooms, Manager at Richmond Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your lovely detailed review. So pleased you were able to be seated so quickly on a Sunday afternoon and really pleased you got to sample one of our firm favourites key lime pie, as you say absolute heaven! Apologies for not being able to book for less than six at a weekend, it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Arrived late afternoon with 2 friends to celebrate an upcoming birthday. From stepping through the door on our arrival to leaving reluctantly a couple of hours later we were completely charmed by everything about the place. We were looked after by the most pleasant staff in such a relaxed atmosphere it has now become one of our favourite places and... More

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RichmondTeaRooms, Manager at Richmond Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hi, So pleased to hear to hear we made such a fantastic impression on you for your first visit. It is lovely to get feedback on how we do and how the team look after you on your visits, so delighted to hear they looked after you so well. I think we are on lots of peoples favourite lists....but that... More

england
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went here 18th of July for Afternoon Tea, arrived about 11.30 with my best friend, daughter 8 and niece 10 we were seated straight away and us Adults had the Queen Tea and the girls had the Hatters Tea the Sandwiches & Cakes were lovely the staff couldnt do enough we throughly enjoyed our visit at The Mad Hatters Tea... More

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RichmondTeaRooms, Manager at Richmond Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for you lovely review, I am so pleased that you and the girls enjoyed your visit and it was nice to hear you were seated straight away (sometimes it is all just a matter of timing!) All of the cakes you enjoyed are made by our pastry chefs, Lauren, James, Jordan and Ryan all very clever in... More

North West England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were caught in a downpour but when we stepped into the magical atmosphere of the tea rooms, we were blotted dry by the waitress with huge pink napkins before being shown to our table. Gloriously hotchpotch crockery, vibrant decor and overwhelmingly warm (if chaotic) service preceded our meal orders. Alice's Welsh rarebit for me - delicious and huge -... More

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RichmondTeaRooms, Manager at Richmond Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hello, Lovely to hear that our team looked after you so well after your dash in the rain and did it rain last Saturday, we had to dry quite a few people off. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed our quirky choice in decoration too.... it is rather magical like you say. Our Welsh Rarebit is one of our most... More

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