Afternoon Tea at the Stunning Midland Hotel

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited for afternoon tea at the Midland Hotel. It followed a meeting to discuss and plan my ambassadorship.

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The thing about the Midland is one visit is just not enough once you have been you just want to go back again and again. The atmosphere is just the most wonderful, and environment is so refined yet welcoming. It’s a mix of old school luxury, with modern-day service, which leaves you feeling so special.

IMG_4753On our last visit to the Midland we enjoyed drinks in the bar, which was so lovely, and which Jack compared to sitting in one of the lovely bars onboard the beautiful Queen Mary. We also ate in the amazing Mr Coopers, this is a restaurant that offers more of an experience than just a meal, with the amazing themed decor. The whole experience was amazing I really didn’t think the Midland got better than that.

IMG_5762So when visiting last week for afternoon tea, I expected much the same experience as the one we had previously enjoyed. Yet afternoon tea at The Midland Hotel is a different experience altogether. It felt so special, the staff like last time were just so lovely and attentive, nothing was too much trouble. And even though they were clearly busy they took the time to have a chat. What surprised me is that even though I was dining with Q Hotel Management. They preferred the staff to be unaware so they felt at ease.

IMG_5763Their attitude was that they were all important parts of one big team, Amy and Gemma spent some time over lunch telling me stories of how Q Hotel staff go that extra mile for customers. They were clearly so proud to be part of such an amazing team. I really loved the fact that although Q is a huge company, strives to maintain a family ethos, everyone is important.

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Afternoon tea was wonderful it felt so special, I am not sure if I can put it down to the excellent service, food, white porcelain set table on crisp white linen, calming background music, wonderful company or elegant surroundings. Or maybe it is just a combination of all of these things. But I loved every minute, felt so relaxed and pampered, almost like I had enjoyed a spa treatment.

IMG_5767So would I go back for afternoon tea? err yes,100%. Would I take the Chris and the Boys? Yes, I would they would love it. However the selfish side of me really enjoyed this special experience just for me.

I am loving the whole Q Experience, I love the staff, Q’s commitment to get it right, and their whole work ethos. Everyone involved is important I love that. In fact when I arrived at The Midland, I was greeted by one of the concierge who I immediately recognised from the website, I felt a little star struck. He was so lovely and kind to me helped me find where I needed to be. And this is what is great about Q Hotels, the people.

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24 Comments

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      31st January 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Megan it was delicious and the most amazing atmosphere, I loved every minute x

  1. 31st January 2015 / 11:52 pm

    All the time I lived in Manchester I think I only went into the Midland once, to the bar! But I do remember it being extremely nice. I’d love to go for afternoon tea there. X

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st February 2015 / 10:19 am

      Ooh you will love it Julia x

  2. 1st February 2015 / 7:18 am

    I love afternoon tea but you have made this afternoon tea sound even more amazing! Glad you had such a great time!!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st February 2015 / 10:19 am

      Thanks Katy, yes it was so lovely I had a great time x

  3. 1st February 2015 / 8:26 am

    We have booked the Midland for my cousins mini hen afternoon as a result of this post Sarah. It’ll be amazing I’m sure. What a fantastic ambassador role!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st February 2015 / 10:21 am

      You are going to love it Karen, and yes I feel so lucky. Keep needing to pinch myself, Q are wonderful to work with x

  4. 1st February 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Looks lovely, and what a great experience so far. Great that they wanted their staff at ease, too, says a lot about them x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st February 2015 / 7:11 pm

      Yes it does, they are such a lovely group of people x

  5. 1st February 2015 / 5:14 pm

    Looks like a lovely place and great that you get a great feel for the company too Sarah, it’s obvious how much you love the hotels and the afternoon tea certainly looks delicious! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st February 2015 / 7:13 pm

      Thanks Hayley, yes its important to work with people who care it makes all the difference x

  6. 1st February 2015 / 7:34 pm

    wow that food looked yum! it’s good to hear that their customer service is always priority 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st February 2015 / 8:27 pm

      Yes the service was key, it was so apparent and lovely to experience x

  7. 1st February 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Hello Sarah,
    I’m Tor, newbie blogger and trying to get round lots of linkies to get to know you lovely people. Your post caught my attention because I’m an afternoon tea fanatic! I also live in Manchester…and work on Peter Street…a sheer five minutes walk from The Midland. I’m ashamed to say I’ve never been for afternoon tea there but I’ve heard it’s fabulous. I’m compiling a list of ‘places to take tea at’ and it’s being added!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Tor xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st February 2015 / 9:19 pm

      Hi Tor, ah welcome. I have seen you on twitter via Jess. Well you absolutely should treat yourself to afternoon tea at the Midland you will love it. Your blog is lovely I love your illustrations they are fab. I hope you love it as much as I do xxx

  8. 2nd February 2015 / 1:08 pm

    LOVE afternoon tea, and I adore this hotel too. You look like you had such a wonderful time. I must go and try it now! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      2nd February 2015 / 9:57 pm

      Thanks Jess, yes its such an amazing Hotel. Its just so special x

  9. 2nd February 2015 / 7:58 pm

    mmm feeling hungry after them pictures sounds like you had a great time!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      2nd February 2015 / 9:59 pm

      Thanks Amy, and ooh I really did, it was lovely x

  10. 2nd February 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Oh WOW! The Midland looks amazing, especially that afternoon tea! Lucky lady.

    Thanks for linking up with #SundayStars

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      2nd February 2015 / 10:00 pm

      Thanks Karen, yes I am so lucky and loving every minute, its all so lovely x

  11. 5th February 2015 / 1:52 pm

    WOW Sarah, this is amazing! I am loving your journey of Q Ambassador! So well deserved gorgeous! xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th February 2015 / 3:51 pm

      Ah thanks Kat, that o lovely and yes it was a fantastic afternoon.

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