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5.6 /6 Wonderful 24 Reviews

The Art of Tea

Didsbury European, British ££ +100
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About The Art of Tea

Few things could be more British than a nice cup of tea, and in Didsbury, there is a place serving up superlative brews. The Art of Tea is a cafe dedicated to everyone’s favourite beverage, which they supplement with superb food and an abundance of live events to keep the loyal punters of south Manchester coming through their doors on Barlow Moor Road. Pop in for a brew, a bite to eat, one of their speciality beers or for a full meal.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:00
The Art of Tea, 47 Barlow Moor Road, M206TW Manchester

Further Information

Manchester is full of superb cafes, and down on Barlow Moor Road in Didsbury, there is an independent venue that makes a strong claim to be the best of the lot. The Art of Tea offers everything that one would want in a neighbourhood cafe: speciality teas and coffees, superb British food, exhibitions and events, free WiFi...they even have an adjoining bookstore, so you can pick up some quality reading material as you while away an afternoon in their friendly confines.

The Art of Tea is open from 9am every morning, and their morning specials are well worth a visit early doors. They serve British breakfast classics – full English, Welsh rarebit, bacon and sausage butties – as well as favourites from further afield, like eggs Benedict. Lunchtime means sandwiches, homemade soup and a variety of salads, and evenings bring pizzas, a wide range of real ales and hand-selected wines. Book a table at their cafe on Barlow Moor Road in Didsbury for one of the finest dining experiences in Manchester.


24 Reviews

5.6 /6 Wonderful 24 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
12.06.2017 19:23

Absolutley loved the kind service and beautiful atmosphere. It was quick, vintage and had beautiful coffee. Very highly recommended and perfect place to have taken my date.

1 review so far 6
17.05.2017 23:34

lovely place very small and cosy bookshop at the back, again very cosy friendly member of staff thoroughly enjoyed my hot chocolate while i got some revision done

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 20:55

Have never been before and we both really enjoyed it. Good food and a great selection of teas and coffees. We had the lunch menu and there were plenty of tasty things to choose from. Would definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
20.02.2017 08:20

Such a cool place - unique vibe - food great - friendly staff - a hidden treasure would definitely recommend and visit again - 😊

1 review so far 6
22.01.2016 07:39

The Art of Tea is in my top five places. Tom, Phil, Gina and the rest of his team make this a genuine place you automatically want to return to. It has that family feel, a proper community atmosphere where nothing is too much trouble and there's always a smile waiting. Quirky ... Just as I like it. Never had a bad meal there ...... I love the place.

1 review so far 6
05.01.2016 08:29

Excellent restaurant. It was relatively quite as I went around 9pm on Monday which was the ideal atmosphere for me to be able to get some studying done there. The food and drinks were both fantastic - they were able to customize the order I wanted for me which was great. I'll be returning more often for sure.

1 review so far 6
03.06.2016 09:40

We had a really nice time at The Art of Tea. The live music was good (there was a good atmosphere) and the service was friendly.

1 review so far 6
10.11.2016 22:39

Lovely staff and great atmosphere. Table reservation there and nice table as requested. Food took quite a long time to arrive but worth waiting for - the black pudding hash was delicious and the soup was good too. Thoroughly recommend the place.

1 review so far 6
10.01.2017 20:57

food is out of this world. i keep going back to try everything on the menu. Cooked with TLC. Service is great & such an eclectic place. Feel at home. it just needs some candles that's all

1 review so far 6
05.02.2016 10:52

Lovely service and great food. Interesting choice of dishes and beer, and good quantity and quality of food. Fun second hand book shop as well. A great find - will visit again

3 reviews so far 5
03.08.2017 02:33

Always great! Very chilled out with fab food and a lovely atmosphere. We had the waffles and a mushroom potato hash, and both were fantastic. Tea and coffee were excellent too, with plenty to choose from.

2 reviews so far 6
23.04.2016 08:57

The staff were very efficient, helpful and friendly. There was a great drinks list, and the food was amazing! Highly recommend the pie of the day, we both loved it.

1 review so far 6
03.01.2016 15:52

Wonderful food. Great service. Cute book shop at the back. Loved the up-making of the chairs and table, really relaxed environment and cant wait to visit again.

2 reviews so far 6
24.08.2016 17:57

Great lunch, good choice and wide selection of teas. It was a sunny day so the doors were wide open, felt friendly & welcoming. Will be back.

1 review so far 6
20.12.2016 18:54

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food and coffee in Didsbury village. Good service and a great bookshop at the back. I loved the French toast and eggs royal.

1 review so far 5
21.04.2017 13:22

It is a small cafe, but has a varied menu. Food was good as was the service. Waiter was polite and helpful. Unusual to have a book-shop to the rear.

1 review so far 6
22.02.2016 16:22

Lovely friendly staff, l would highly recommend. Food I've cake and tea were scrumptious. Will definitely go again. Only problem, what to choose!!! Go now!

1 review so far 5
27.02.2017 20:41

Very pleasant ambience and fairly good value for South Manchester. Surprisingly busy for a Monday lunchtime, but service prompt and attentive. Would think booking advisable. Would definitely visit again.

1 review so far 5
12.08.2016 07:46

Delicious lunch of quasedilla with spicy refried beans from the specials board and efficient, friendly service. Great that it's now possible to reserve a table here online.

2 reviews so far 5
11.10.2017 23:44

Heard good reviews through a friend about the food so thought we’d give it a try. Art of Tea did not disappoint. Great food, great atmosphere