Afternoon Tea is a wonderful thing. So good is it, in fact, that very few actions could make it better.

Cloud 23 of Deansgate’s Hilton however, have managed it.

They have made it pink.

Exclusively available at the hotel’s delectable Bar, the “Perfect in Pink” high tea will be available throughout October.

If afternoon tea is wonderful and pink afternoon tea an unbeatable treat, then a pink AND charitable afternoon tea is surely imperfectible.

The candy-hued, decadent meal will be served as a way of raising money for Breakthrough and their admirable efforts to eradicate, and raise awareness for the disease.

John McLaughlin, General Manager of the now iconic hotel said:

“Perfect in Pink afternoon tea gives guests a chance to enjoy a pretty and delicious treat whilst supporting a fantastic charity.”

John is not wrong in any respect. The afternoon tea, apart from being extremely charitable, is both pretty and delicious, largely owing to the menu being created by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Stuart Duff, and his talented pastry team.

Among the savoury delights we are treated to mini sun-dried tomato quiches, a potato & beetroot wrap, prawn marie-rose on a mini bagel, in addition to sandwiches – ham & mustard and smoked salmon on white and brown bread respectively.

All very nice and well presented. But of course, that’s not we’re here for.

The superiority of the sweet ‘courses’ to other afternoon teas of the city is considerable. Raspberry and rosewater jelly topped with cream didn’t hit the sides, and offers (admittedly, posh) nostalgia to jelly and ice-cream childhoods. Red velvet cupcakes and cherry scones with jam and clotted cream join the fray, with raspberry frangipane tarts finishing off the dream team.

And if you’re really that hard to please and still feel as though you haven’t been treated, then the pink 1930’s cosmopolitan cocktail (gin, cointreau and raspberry syrup) should sort you right out. And you’re still allowed a cup of tea.

Super.

Contact & Book

Hilton Hotel, Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ

To make a reservation for “Perfect in Pink” afternoon tea at Cloud 23 call 0161 870 1670 or email cloud23.manchester@hilton.com. Alternatively book online via www.cloud23bar.com

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