Afternoon tea just got an overhaul at The Lowry’s River Restaurant
PARTIAL to an afternoon tea, and an award-winning one to boot? It’s a staple at riverside hotel The Lowry, and, right now, not only have they upgraded the drinks offer and updated the list of finger-licking dainties, they’ve also introduced an unmissable offer for February.
We’ll tell you about that in a mo; just hear us out on the food and beverages, which are tasty and plentiful. Let’s start with the savouries… Sandwiches first, and we have roast beef with Dijon mayonnaise and red onion; an Italian-inspired nibble of rosemary focaccia with heritage tomato, mozzarella and pesto, and smoked trout mousse with lemon and dill cream on a brown bloomer. An all-butter puff pastry sage and apple sausage roll rounds things off in the savoury department.
Still got space? Well, afternoon tea wouldn’t be British Tea Council-approved afternoon tea without freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and preserves, now, would it?
On the cake front, go fruity with the Tequila Sunrise blood orange gateau, the toffee apple with caramelised puff pastry and vanilla cream, and the lemon tart with Italian meringue and candied lime, then go nuts with the mousse: chocolate, cappuccino and hazelnuts. Still got space? Well, afternoon tea wouldn’t be British Tea Council-approved afternoon tea without freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and preserves, now, would it?
Nor would it be afternoon tea without tea, and there’s quite a selection, from loose leaf chamomile to premium Pai-Mu-Tan White Tea. Tea Of The Month, meanwhile, is the naturally sweet Manchester Bee Honey Black Tea.
The Lowry’s River Restaurant has Afternoon Tea four ways: Traditional Afternoon Tea is usually £22.50; add afternoon boozes for £10.50. Afternoon G&Tea, Champagne Afternoon Tea or Bellini Afternoon Tea are all up for grabs, with a choice of gins, including locally distilled Three Rivers, and a variety of Bellini flavours way beyond just your usual peach (think vanilla and passionfruit, orange and almond, apple and rosemary…).
Wait just one minute, we haven’t even told you the best part yet – right now from Monday to Thursday (subject to availability), The Lowry’s River Restaurant is serving up a very special deal, offering you 25% off Afternoon Tea – making it less than £25 for Champagne or Bellini Afternoon Tea or G&Tea. Meanwhile, during the half-term holidays (11-25 February 2019), Kids Eat Free Afternoon Tea with a paying adult. Sounds like one way to keep them quiet while they’re not at school… and another way to relax once they’ve gone back.
See the full Afternoon Tea choices here.
Book a table in The River Restaurant & Bar at The Lowry here.