Manchester’s Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel has launched an afternoon tea themed on the fascinating history of the hotel. Housed in a Grade II-listed building on the banks of the River Irwell, the hotel was originally constructed in 1844 as the Victoria & Albert warehouses to be used by The Mersey & Irwell Navigation Company.
The building, which has survived two World Wars, has been the home of the Victoria and Albert since 1989 and has recently undergone a £500,000 refurbishment to provide a new ‘welcome experience’ and reception area for guests. The new afternoon tea menu mixes savoury and sweet flavours to create an afternoon tea suitable for royalty with a selection of traditional, vegetarian and vegan to cater to the needs of every guest.
Traditional and contemporary flavours combine with a range of delicious sandwiches which include Slow-cooked roast beef and horseradish and the childhood favourite, Peanut butter and banana. These are served amidst an array of delicious desserts including mini macaroons and classic fruit scones complemented with clotted cream and jam. The Victorian afternoon tea is available for £22.50 per person, or with a glass of bubbly for an extra £6.