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Afternoon Tea at The Library curated by Assouline

4.7
4.7
17 Reviews
£26 to £40
European
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Welcome to the Library curated by Assouline, an intimate and unique space created in collaboration with Assouline – iconic French publishers and purveyors of luxury lifestyle. The Library is a place where a collection of the finest handcrafted books meets exquisitely designed interiors, comfortable furnishings, and relaxed dining.

Guests are invited to enjoy French-inspired à la carte dining and innovative signature cocktails celebrating Assouline’s “The Impossible Collection”—a true homage to the art of luxury bookmaking and the epitome of Assouline’s ethos.

With luxurious book boutiques in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Dubai, The Library curated by Assouline presents a rare opportunity to browse its exclusive collections in the heart of Manchester.

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Booked 2 times today

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Menu

À La Carte

  • Steak Tartare£10.00

    Steak tartare with a Champagne-infused egg yolk, served with rye crisp

    • Pomegranate and Apple Salade£10.00

      Apple, pomegranate and smoked pine nut salad with spicy lime dressing

      • Our Fish and Pommes Frites£12.00

        Lemon-infused battered fish with smoked oyster tartare, truffle petit pois and pommes frites

        • Chilean Sea Bass£26.00

          Parmesan-glazed green beans and Scotch bonnet labneh sauce

          • Corn-Fed Chicken and Kale Risotto£12.00

            Marinated Amalfi lemon corn-fed chicken with fresh mint and kale

            • Steak Frites£20.00

              28-day-aged rib-eye steak with Dijon butter and garlic Parmesan frites

              • Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo£11.00

                Chicken fettuccine Alfredo with crispy pancetta

                • Lemon Basil Risotto with Burrata£10.00

                  Basil, spinach and roasted garlic risotto, finished with creamy burrata

                  Desserts

                  • La Spécialité£7.00

                    Warm chocolate dome, black cardamom ice cream, star anise crème and walnut crumble with a molten sauce au chocolat

                    • Tarte au Citron Meringuée£7.00

                      Lemon meringue with raspberry sorbet

                      A Selection of Homemade Finger Sandwiches on Artisan Bread

                      • Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese on Sour Cherry Bread

                        • Rare Roast Beef

                          with horseradish mayonnaise and baby watercress on brioche

                          • Organic Lemon-Roasted Corn-Fed Chicken

                            with truffle mayonnaise on potato and rosemary bread

                            • Robata-Grilled Courgette

                              with basil pesto on sourdough

                              Scones and Preserves

                              • Plain and Apricot Buttermilk Scones

                                • Cornish Clotted Cream

                                  • Our Strawberry and Vanilla Preserve

                                    Pâtisseries

                                    • Lemon and Poppy Seed Opera Cake

                                      • Pistachio and Strawberry Choux

                                        • Black Forest Gâteau

                                          • Coconut Mousse

                                            with ginger lime jelly, pressed pineapple and meringue

                                            Champagne Selection

                                            • Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV

                                              • 150ml£14.00
                                              • Bottle£68.00
                                            • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV

                                              • Bottle£85.00
                                            • Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial NV

                                              • 150ml£18.00
                                              • Bottle£88.00
                                            • Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé NV

                                              • Bottle£110.00

                                            Sparkling Wine

                                            • Prosecco Extra Dry, Fantinel NV

                                              • 150ml£8.50
                                              • Bottle£40.00

                                            Last updated: 14 July 2021

                                            What 17 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                            4.7
                                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.7Food
                                            • 4.5Service
                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                            • 4.4Value

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                                            1. B

                                              Bernard

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Starched napkins, comfortable seating, delicious food and very attentive and helpful staff.

                                            2. J

                                              Jackiep

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 25 September 2021

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Booked afternoon tea, thought it was in the library, when we arrived we were informed it was to be in the restaurant although they didn’t say why. The Hotel and restaurant is lovely, we were sat in a lovely area the staff were very pleasant and attentive, smart uniforms. The afternoon tea was nice lovely selection of cakes ,the sandwiches were just ok. Liked the fact that the scones were miniature . Lovely place Prosecco was nice. Maybe a list of different teas would help and add more as I felt it was limited. I would definitely recommend this place and I would like to go back and stay their overnight and try the restaurant.

                                              Afternoon Tea at The Library curated by AssoulineResponded on 28 September 2021

                                              Good Afternoon JackieP, Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback. We are very happy that you have overall enjoyed your visit with us and we are sorry that you weren't communicated the reason of relocation. Rest assure that your notes about the sandwiches and tea selection will be appropriately communicated as it is only by such feedback we are being given a chance of improvement. We are looking forward to welcome you again soon , Kind Regards, Domenico Raimondi Restaurant Manager

                                            3. JC

                                              JamesC

                                              Manchester

                                              5 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on 12 September 2021

                                              overall2food1service4ambience4

                                              The chap who welcomed us was very helpful despite having no booking for us. Sadly the sandwiches were made with very stale bread and the scones were quite cakey. The cakes at the top didn’t do much for us and the Prosecco is pretty foul! It all looked good but that’s about it. The ambiance was nice but sadly the reason for going let itself down. A real shame!

                                              Afternoon Tea at The Library curated by AssoulineResponded on 21 September 2021

                                              Good Afternoon JamesC Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback. It is only by such that we are being given the chance for constant improvement. Please accept my apologies for finding our Afternoon Tea and Prosecco not up to standards. I can assure you that all of our food is being made with fresh ingredients daily. We really hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in order for us to try and make it right, Kind Regards, Domenico Raimondi Restaurant Manager

                                            4. g

                                              gemini88

                                              Tokyo

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 11 September 2021

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              Great value. Food was awesome and tea selections were sufficient. Although a server was chewing a gum while the service, the service itself and explanation of the food was very nice. It was bit noisy since the ladies sat behind our table were throwing a birthday party, but should be quieter in usual occasion hopefully.

                                              Afternoon Tea at The Library curated by AssoulineResponded on 21 September 2021

                                              Good Afternoon Gemini88, Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback. It is only by such that we are being given the chance for improvement. Please accept my apologies for our staff service display. I would like to assure you that this is not the high standards we uphold and promote rest assure that this will be addressed. We are happy that you have overall enjoyed your experience with us. We really hope to welcome you back again soon, Kind Regards, Domenico Raimondi Restaurant Manager

                                            5. PM

                                              PeterM

                                              Manchester

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 1 August 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Really nice place for a quiet lunch. Great service and lovely food.

                                            6. L

                                              Loubilou

                                              Manchester

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on 11 July 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Friendly welcome by the staff. Our waitress was lovely and attentive. Enjoyed a gorgeous afternoon tea with Prosecco to celebrate my husband's birthday. Well worth the money; the surroundings are stylish and comfortable. Lovely selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes and plenty of it! So much so, we had to take our cakes home with us. Would highly recommend and look forward to our next visit.

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                                              Andi

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 3 July 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Afternoon tea was lovely in a relaxing setting. Staff were friendly and efficient, you could see their smiles despite the masks. A lovely treat.

                                            8. H

                                              Hewster22

                                              Cheshire

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 5 June 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Good value afternoon tea. Not too filling. Great service.

                                            9. AB

                                              AnneB

                                              Manchester

                                              7 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on 5 June 2021

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Stepping into the cool room and being welcomed by a warm smile was instantly relaxing. Plentiful tea as we dined ,chilled and deliberated over delicious cakes , with attentive yet never intrusive staff . Treat yourself.

                                            10. B

                                              Bernadette

                                              Dublin

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on 14 March 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The afternoon tea was amazing! Food was delicious and the service was great. The pianist was was brilliant, it was fairly loud as we were sat very close, but we thoroughly enjoyed it.

                                            11. GM

                                              GaryM

                                              London

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 21 February 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Nice little venue. The staff are really good and you get so much. We couldnt finish it.

                                            12. B

                                              Birthdaygirl

                                              London

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on 15 February 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Delicious food and fantastic live pianist. Would definitely go back

                                            13. IS

                                              IanS

                                              Manchester

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 31 January 2020

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Venue was very nice with lovely atmosphere & tasteful decor. Though signage poor & had to ask where it was when directly outside!! Service was excellent and waiter/waitress very attentive. Although the cakes & scones were excellent the sandwiches were a little disappointing. Not enough filling and cold/not fresh from being in fridge. Fancy breads & fillings not a good combination. Pricier than the Midland hotel but very similar.

                                            14. S

                                              Stephen

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 5 January 2020

                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                              Unfortunately,we encountered a strong chlorine/swimming pool odour from the spa area.

                                            15. BS

                                              BeverleyS

                                              Manchester

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 18 December 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The new afternoon tea is much better than the previous one. The sandwiches have greatly improved with a better choice. Lovely scone s and cakes too

                                            16. LV

                                              LisaV

                                              Manchester

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 20 September 2019

                                              overall2food2service2ambience4

                                              Scones gorgeous , sandwiches ok and only a few l, cakes too sweet and sickly and too many of them. Service not as god as would expect. No decaf tea which was very surprising.

                                            17. ES

                                              EmilyS

                                              Newcastle

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 19 July 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              The afternoon tea was delicious, perfect for a special occasion and the service was excellent. We were there on a Friday afternoon and it was fairly quiet - a few more people may have created a better atmosphere.

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                                            Afternoon Tea at The Library curated by Assouline is rated 4.7 stars by 17 OpenTable diners

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                                            Booked 2 times today
                                            Google Map for Afternoon Tea at The Library curated by Assouline

                                            The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel Free Trade Hall Peter Street Manchester, M2 5GP

                                            • Cross Street

                                              Southmill St, Manchester

                                            • Area

                                              Manchester

                                            • Hours of Operation

                                              Daily 11:00–22:00
                                              Afternoon Tea
                                              Daily 12:00–17:00

                                            • Cuisines

                                              European, Afternoon Tea

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Elegant

                                            • Dress Code

                                              Business Casual

                                            • Public Transit

                                              St Peter Square Tram Stop - 1 min walk

                                            • Payment Options

                                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Additional

                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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