Manchester’s five-star hotel The Lowry is hosting a bottomless afternoon tea this Mother’s Day – complete with unlimited cakes, sandwiches, desserts, scones and live entertainment.
Its decadent afternoon tea served in the River Restaurant will get a Mother’s Day upgrade, moving into The Grand Ballroom for the day where guests will find tables stacked high with sweet treats and savoury delicacies.
Live music will be performed by local artists Jack Buckley Duo, providing upbeat acoustics throughout the day, whilst for children there will be live entertainment in the form of a magician who’ll be on hand to wow them with his various tricks.
The bottomless afternoon tea will be available in two-hour slots, with a huge range of sweet and sacoury delicacies on offer. Guests will be able to help themselves as they please during that time.
From the sweet treats menu, think lemon tart topped with Italian meringue, strawberry Fraisiergateaux, Malteser cheesecake served with bailey crème Chantilly, and pistachio financier grue nougatine paired with sour cherry mousse.
As for the savoury selection, there’ll be heaps of mushroom duxelles tartlets with chervil mayo alongside a variety of delicate tea sandwiches, such as fresh Gravadlax salmon with zesty lemon cream cheese and chives, roasted beef served with onion chutney and horseradish, and hummus and roasted Mediterranean vegetable wraps.
Scones will also be piled high, with both fruit and plain choices available, all served with endless Cornish clotted creme and fine strawberry preserve.
For the little ones, the hotel’s Mother’s Day afternoon tea includes ham, cheese, tuna and egg sandwiches, followed by double chocolate brownies, jam doughnuts, strawberry marshmallow skewers served with chocolate dipping sauce and homemade candy floss.
As for drinks, there will be as many cups of freshly brewed hot tea as you can muster.
The bottomless Mother’s Day afternoon tea is priced at £39.95 each for adults and £15 for children, sittings are available between 12 – 4pm on Sunday 27 March. Each table will be given a two-hour period in which to enjoy the bottomless afternoon tea.
Marketing Manager, Rhea Leach at The Lowry Hotel said: “It’s a joy to watch families and friends come together, to celebrate a special occasion with us at The Lowry Hotel, as we raise a glass to all the great mums and mother figures out there.
“Our unlimited Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is a much-loved event that provides the perfect backdrop for families to spend quality time together, whilst enjoying unlimited treats, tea and live music.”
Eyewear brand IOLLA are offering one-to-one glasses styling sessions at Hatch
Our favourite eyewear brand IOLLA has just celebrated it’s first anniversary since opening up right here in Manchester and as part of the birthday celebrations, they’ve opened up an exclusive glasses styling pop-up event over at Hatch.
While glasses manufacturers started out in Scotland, Mancs have had the pleasure of their innovative eyewear offerings and expertise from their showroom on St Anns Square for over 12 months now and although you always get a very bespoke and personalised experience from their flagship English store, they’re always looking to branch out further.
So that’s why they’ve decided to set up a one-of-a-kind ‘Style Session’ over Hatch with the hope of spreading the word at the beloved independent trading village before it closes at the end of the month.
Known not only for its food and drinks vendors, student nights and live music but countless indie businesses selling clothes, vintage goods, beauty services and more. Now, for the rest of this week only, you can even sort yourself some glasses or shades to suit your style perfectly.
The temporary ‘Style Station’ in Hatch is giving customers an insight into the brand’s ethos by displaying glasses on hangers, grouped together by style and shape to show how you can build your eyewear wardrobe and have different glasses for all looks and occasions.
Whether it’s a regular pair for the office or something more flashy for a night out, customers will get the chance to experience a one-to-one consultation session to find the right frames for the occasion with one of the brand’s experienced stylists.
Just like no two faces are the same, every combination of handmade IOLLA frames and lenses is unique, and choosing the perfect pair relies on the perfect balance of fit and style to suit your face shape.
With a range spanning prescription and non-prescription, as well as glasses and sleek shades in all the same style, IOLLA offers an option for everyone.
The limited-time-only pop-up is running from 12-7pm until Sunday, 24 September exclusively over at Hatch, but don’t worry if you don’t manage to find the time to make it over before the end of the week as you can always head to their St Anns Square showroom to try-on the collection of IOLLA glasses.
The best part is, it doesn’t matter what pair you pick: they all cost just £85 with no added fees and no unnecessary hassle. Did we mention that all their designs are completely unique, made with high-quality materials and handmade? Well, they are and that’s why we love them.
While we have your attention, we’re absolutely gutted to see Hatch as we know it shutting down but when we were last there, we thought we’d put together a fun little guide on how to spend the perfect day there.
Show this place and all of its amazing traders some love whilst you still can.
Featured Image — IOLLA/The Manc Group/Hatch (via Instagram)
You can now watch Barbie in IMAX for one week only at Manchester Printworks
If you’ve somehow not had the chance to watch Barbie yet, then how does seeing the movie of the summer in IMAX sound?
You may have heard by now that Manchester’s Vue cinema at the Printworks is one of just 30 movie theatres around the world that’s been showing a special 70mm IMAX version of Christopher Nolan’s monumental biographical film Oppenheimer, and that’s about a big of a deal as it gets when it comes to cinematic events, to be fair.
But now, it’s Barbie’s turn for showing on the biggest screen of them all.
There’s absolutely no denying the genuine cultural phenomenon that was the ‘Barbenheimer’ opening weekend showdown back in July, but if it was the nuclear weapon epic you opted for the first time round, and you’ve still not yet found an opportunity to catch Greta Gerwig’s masterpiece, then now’s your chance.
As of today (22 September), Manchester’s largest city centre cinema inside Printworks is screening the Barbie movie in limited-edition IMAX for just one week only.
That’s not all either, as on top of enjoying Barbie in all its ultra-high-definition glory, and seeing Margot Robbie steal the show as she stars in the titular role, alongside Ryan Gosling as Ken, and a massive ensemble cast of some of Hollywood’s biggest names, fans will also be treated to some bonus post-credit footage during their screening too
All the bonus footage has been selected by director Greta Gerwig herself, so that only adds to this rare occasion worth making the most of.
Ian Harris, who is the General Manager at Vue Manchester Printworks, called the release of Barbie a “true cultural moment” that film fans will remember for a long time, and says this one-week special IMAX screening a way to honour that.
“There’s no denying the cultural significance of Greta Gerwig’s film, and we’re thrilled to be offering the chance to watch it in full IMAX,” Mr Harris said.
“The Barbie IMAX experience at Vue Manchester Printworks offers our customers the chance to enter the world of Barbie in a completely unrivalled way, using ear-tingling audio, super-sized screens, and breath-taking imagery.”