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“Afternoon tea could be improved”

47 King Street West Restaurant, Bar & Tea Rooms
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Went for afternoon tea with a friend. Having been to the Radisson a few weeks ago and being rather disappointed I am pleased to say that this was better however there are several things that were irritating and really need to be improved. The first thing is that when you order tea and it comes loose leaf in a pot you really need to bring a pot of hot water. I had to ask for hot water and it came in a small milk jug. The milk came in an even smaller weeny jug, so smaller we had to ask for a refill four times. The tea strainer was brought in on top of the cup with no stand so there was nowhere to put it down after use. Again we had to ask for the saucer for it. The sandwiches were good and not too big so you could easily try everything. The flavours were varied but not every inventive. The scones were very good and the fresh strawberries were a lovely touch. The cakes were just the right size although we had to cut each one in half to be able to both try all of them. Again, the flavours could have been better and more inventive. All in all not bad but please learn to serve a proper pot of tea!

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Thank Amanda80l
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were lucky to be able to use my Gourmet Society card here so we got 50% off the food but even at full price I'd have been happy to pay it.
5 of us in a party and every one was more than happy with the quality of the food. I went for the moules mariniere with lamb main and it was some of the best food I've had in Manchester. Others enjoyed the scallops, risotto and duck.
Service was very quick and friendly, will definitely return soon.

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Thank DanHuckle81
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Myself and a group of 4 friends had a reservation on Saturday night and we had a great evening. The attention to detail with the food was very impressive and all of our meals were delicious. All staff were very accommodating and friendly - you get the real warmth of a family run business. We can't speak highly enough and will definitely be returning on our next visit to Manchester. A fantastic restaurant with an exciting buzz about it! Thanks again.

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Thank kjwPreston
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went to 47 King Street West having read a review saying it had one of the best breakfasts in Manchester. It was true! We had eggs benedict and the poached eggs were cooked to perfection. There's nothing quite like the joy of breaking into a runny, golden yolk. The staff were very friendly and efficient. There is a relaxed atmosphere with subtle background music and crisp white linen. This is definitely one to go back to!

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Thank ellseej
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Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

From booking to dining our experience at this restaurant was simply fantastic! We had an amazing 3 course for £25 + prosecco. The meal was faultless. The service was excellent, it was my mums birthday & they made it really special. This was our first visit to Manchester & I will absolutely be coming back to this restaurant.

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