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Proper Tea at Manchester Cathedral

Near cathedral, Manchester M3 1SQ, England
+44 161 832 3220
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“scones” (86 reviews)
“cake” (41 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Near cathedral, Manchester M3 1SQ, England
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

£4:20 for a small pot of Rooibos tea! How can they possibly justify that. Mind you I'd did come with a egg timer and an empty tea pot to decant into! WTF!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unusually this place was quiet so having tried on numerous occasions previously to get a table unsuccessfully, we were happy to eventually get to give this place a try. Coffee was good but scone was hard and had to ask for more lemon curd as...More

Thank nurse1980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff and food of the best quality....you feel living in the 70s. The atmosphere is great and home made.

Thank Navajosioux
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely welcoming place to be. The staff were extremely helpful and professio nal. The coffee was brilliant an full leaf tea served in tea pots was a delight. You can relax inside and out with a relaxed atmosphere.

1  Thank Selina H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to be regulars here, but on our visit this week there was no longer table service, the staff had changed completely, the menu had changed for the worse , and it took over 20 minutes to get our food, even though . We...More

2  Thank Mherbert
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Found this lovely gem of a tea shop around the corner from the Mitre Hotel, steps away from Manchester Cathedral back in March 2016. Enjoyed a late morning brunch with a cup of tea. Interesting gourmet toast options with tasty toppings made this café a...More

1  Thank jaypea
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in this tea house across from Manchester Cathedral. There was a large selection of teas - I tried the peppermint- delicious. I never had scones with clotted cream - absolutely delicious but one a day might give you a coronary - might be...More

2  Thank BOBCOO7
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is located straight across from Manchester Cathedral, you can't miss it. Inside you will find a nice selection of tea to choose from. The scones with clotted cream and jam were to die for...Yum.!

Thank Bornabrit
Reviewed 11 July 2017

,Toasted sandwiches, toad in the hole, small cakes and one large heart shaped scone between two, plus small flans and flaky pastry savories. I likedf it so much went back the next week and had a Cream Tea.

Thank Denise J
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Real shame. On visits to Manchester previously loved this tea shop and the gorgeous food and teas, including a fantastic mezze. Had always been so busy that you would be lucky for a table at lunch. Oh what a shame....reduced menu (basically toasted sandwiches with...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & Answers
17 April 2016|
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Response from Liz H | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did have gluten free options.
12 March 2015|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure re reservations but I would imagine this Sunday will be extremely busy so a phone call first would be wise. Normally it is just a "drop in" cafe, sorry I can't be of more help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near cathedral, Manchester M3 1SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 3220
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Proper Tea at Manchester Cathedral offers a contemporary take on the traditional British tearoom, serving an impressive selection of loose leaf teas alongside fresh homemade meals and delicious hand crafted cakes. The menu boasts showstopping afternoon teas, cream teas and cakes alongside hearty stews, soups and sandwiches. Brought to you by broadcaster & tea fanatic Yvette Fielding and the team behind award-winning Northern Quarter eatery, Teacup Kitchen, Proper Tea champions fine loose leaf teas and acts as a flagship store for the soon-to-be launched Proper Tea Company.
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