Birthday afternoon tea at Opus Reserve bar, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester

So, as I think I mentioned it was my birthday on Monday. It was also a bank holiday and once again I applaud my parents for managing to have me at the beginning of May near to a bank holiday weekend. I mean, it is pretty amazing that I rarely ever had to go to school on my birthday.

Anyway, my parents, J and I spent a happy afternoon having afternoon tea at the Opus reserve bar which is part of the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. It was a gloriously sunny bank holiday and we had a completely lovely time sitting by the windows in the sun drinking tea and eating cake.

My parents and I all had traditional afternoon tea – which included the tea of our choice; sandwiches; freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream; and a selection of cakes and Prosecco and fruit jelly.

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Birthday decadence
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I’m a little teapot, short and stout

J (who had been making the most of the weather on a bike ride) chose the Gentleman’s afternoon tea. This is a great one for people who might not like traditional afternoon tea as they prefer savoury items. This one included – the tea of your choice; mini fish, chips and mushy peas; pork pie; Yorkshire pudding with gravy; freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream; and rustic sandwiches.

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One for people who prefer pies and savoury food

We spent a good while basking in the sun and drinking cups of tea.

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The yellow team (no we didn’t choose where to sit based on our outfit choices)
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The blue team

Now, it always surprises me how full you can get on all the cake and sandwiches, but the staff were so helpful and happy to box up the remaining cakes for us to eat at home.

You can find out about afternoon tea at the Radisson here.

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