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Celebrating Afternoon Tea Week at The River Restaurant in The Lowry Hotel

In a world that is caught up by a new food gimmick every week, there's a beautiful British tradition that encourages us to slow down and savour the finer things in life, Afternoon Tea. As we celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, there's no better place to revel in this delightful tradition than The River Restaurant. Nestled in the heart of The Lowry Hotel, this fine dining restaurant offers an experience that adds a five-star touch to the ordinary, with exquisite afternoon tea offerings from Thursday to Sunday every week.

Afternoon Tea: A Timeless Delight

Afternoon tea is a charming tradition that traces its roots back to the early 19th century. Introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, afternoon tea was initially a simple solution to fight hunger between lunch and a late dinner. However, it quickly evolved into a cherished social event where elegance and sophistication were admired. Today, Afternoon Tea Week celebrates this British tradition and invites everyone to delight in it’s luxurious simplicity.

As Afternoon Tea Week is in full swing, The River Restaurant stands ready with an indulgent experience. Situated within Manchester’s iconic hotel, The River Restaurant exudes luxury, offering the perfect setting for treating yourself to an afternoon tea.

What sets The River Restaurant's afternoon tea apart is not only the sumptuous selection of treats but also the promise of variety. From delicate finger sandwiches filled with the freshest ingredients to warm scones accompanied by clotted cream and preserves, each bite transports you to a world of taste and elegance. The menu changes weekly, ensuring that each visit is a unique and delightful journey for your palate.

Certain occasions allow for the afternoon tea menu to transform, from a King’s Coronation celebration to a festive delight for the Christmas season, we even treat the fathers to an afternoon treat of their favourite bite-sized dishes.

Did you know that scones were not introduced to afternoon tea until the 20th century?

The story says that travellers returning from Devon and Cornwall brought traditional cream teas back and scones soon found their way into London as part of the afternoon tea. There’s a long-running feud between Devon and Cornwall as to whether the cream is added first, or the jam. Either way, scones are a beloved part of afternoon tea experiences everywhere.

Whether you rhyme scone with gone or with gnome, everyone is welcome for afternoon tea… there’s no better time to immerse yourself in the charm of this timeless tradition. The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel invites you to step into a world of delicious sophistication, where every bite is carefully created to offer you an unforgettable experience.