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The Art of Tea

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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47 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M20 6TW, England
+44 161 448 9323
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Order the mezze, fantastic dips, crostini and salad and plenty for two people. Great spot, rustic, comfortable, excellent menu and books galore. Live music was about to start as we left. Will definitely return.

Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy, friendly and always busy - because the food is great!!!!!!! Good coffee, good music, good value. The menu is different, with breakfast served till 3pm. It's just always a good shout for brunch or lunch!

Thank Sophie W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just enjoyed the best full English breakfast I have had in a long time - at Art of Tea. We love going out for breakfast/brunch, so I have a good number of places to compare it with, both in Manchester and elsewhere. But the quality of these ingredients, combined with perfect cooking, puts this one in a different... More 

Thank Caroline S
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Just dropped in for a warm drink - fab hot chocolate and interesting tasty looking menu which will ensure we will be back to eat. Very relaxed with hundreds of books to curl up and read. Rewards searching it out. Very relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Higherkinders4
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Visited at late Thursday lunchtime. Food good. Prompt service. Girl in attendance very pleasant. My breakfast meal was as asked for with well done bacon etc. Very tasty but let down by the long dark hairs hiding among the rashers. Definitely not porcine. Glimpses of the cooking area revealed lady with long dark hair roughly plaited but which presumably for... More 

Thank TiggersOldMaster
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Really great little place for lunch...and tea - good menu selection for light or more substantial lunch and snacks. All food was delicious and freshly prepared - we had a selection of teas, sandwiches and salads and the mac/cheese and all were equally good. The portion size was right and inexpensive. Service very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere homely... More 

Thank Thea R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Its been a few years since my last visit to the Art of Tea, (no recent Didsbury hipster place this) and its just as charming as I remember it. As soon as you walk in you want to begin exploring its different levels and rooms, after the great smell of coffee (best Cappuccino in town) you can head through to... More 

Thank Andrew M
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went out with my friend and looking for a nice place to have a cup of coffee. At first my friend was not very impressed with a place but very reluctantly agreed to try this place. I had Moroccan tea and my friend had a latte coffee. We also had a kiwi fruit cake which was a real treat. The... More 

Thank pinkysanjeev
Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was definitely a nice surprise. This is a lovely spot where you are sure to find great food, good quality music, a very nice and smiling service and a secondhand book store for you to stroll through lots of interesting books. I really loved the experience but what made this place special for me was the atmosphere of the... More 

Thank Paulo P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Art of Tea is our favorite local cafe/restaurant. As well as the best cappuccino in Didsbury, it offers interesting and creative food options with a wide range of a la carte meals and specials. The macaroni and white stilton is to die for - and the maple and pecan flapjacks are heaven! Watch out for the homemade soup of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M20 6TW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 448 9323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?