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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

What I Thought Of Tipsy Afternoon Tea


I've had more afternoon teas than I can count and in my eyes, you can never have too many. Because really what's not to love? Sandwiches? Check. Scones? Check. Desserts? Check. And if you're feeling fancy, a glass of fizz to wash it all down with. So when a chance to review Slug and Lettuce's 'Tipsy Tea' came about, I was hardly like to say no.


Working during the day meant we we went a bit later than your usual afternoon tea, heading down in the early evening. Manchester Spinningfields Slug and Lettuce, which is the branch we were at, has recently undergone a renovation, now nodding to a feminine vibe with the floral touches, pink hues and bird cage esque structures. Add that to the fairy lights adorning the venue and it felt really warm and welcoming.


Just like most afternoon teas, the offering is what you'd expect, a variety of sandwiches, scones and desserts. In this case, we were met with really generous size sandwiches: tuna mayo, chicken and tomato and halloumi and avocado. All packed full of filling, putting to shame some smaller portions I've had elsewhere. The bread was overshadowed by the fillings in terms of taste but the portion size made up for it.


We then moved onto desserts of chocolate brownies, macaringues and cookie crumb profiteroles - all of which were rich enough in taste but light enough to not spoil for me, one of my favourite parts of afternoon tea - the scones. And these were quite possibly the biggest scones I've ever had. They were delicious in texture, light and fluffy but still filling enough to walk away full, and that we did.


All of this was washed down with two glasses of prosecco each, hence the name 'Tipsy Tea.' As part of the package you get two glasses of fizz and all the food mentioned for £15, which considering you pay £5-£8 for a glass of prosecco alone in Manchester city centre, is really reasonable and for when you're on a budget, means you can still treat yourself.

My only improvement would be the presentation as I think the traditional tiered plates would have shown if off better. But as far as good value for afternoon tea in the city centre goes, it's one I'd recommend if you're not wanting to break the bank.

I was invited down to try the Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Slug and Lettuce in return for a review but all of my thoughts are honest and my own. 

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