Yesterday my friend Lynsey invited a few friends to The Richmond Tea rooms, to join her in celebrating her forthcoming nuptials in a few weeks time.
The venue was a lovely place to while away a few hours on a Sunday with good friends and the food was delicious. I was especially impressed as everything on the menu could be made with a choice of wheat or gluten free bread and as anybody suffering from a food allergy knows, these places are hidden gems.
The tea rooms, are decorated in homage to Alice in Wonderland, all chequer board floors and teapot lights, very dramatic and theatrical, ideally suited to its location in Manchester’s Gay Village. After our sandwhiches, we dived into a selection of cakes. There was coffee and walnut, lemon drizzle, chocolate and Victoria sandwhich to name a few. You can also have a glass of champagne or a cocktail or choose from their huge selection of teas and coffees all served in mismatched china.
At the back of the tea rooms is a lovely bar, decked out like a Scottish hunting lodge, with green tartan fabric covered walls, stags antlers and glass lanterns.
We had a wonderful day with our 11 year old daughters, who were all made welcome and enjoyed alcohol free strawberry daiquiris. I’m looking forward to our next visit already.