Scenic lakeside dining domes open for afternoon tea at Heaton Park

The Manc The Manc - 23rd February 2022

Heaton Park has revealed a new trio of scenic lakeside dining domes, perfect for those looking for a unique afternoon tea experience in Manchester.

Situated in Manchester’s largest park with stunning views of the lake and gardens, not to mention the Grade-I listed Heaton Hall close at hand, the domes offer an extra special afternoon tea experience surrounded by nature.

Each is private and heated to ensure maximum comfort, with a menu that features a number of different afternoon tea options, including vegan options.

Image: Heaton Park Cafés

All carefully curated by Heaton Park Cafés, who host the domes, the menus are designed to offer a mix of afternoon tea classics and imaginative variations.

The classic afternoon tea keeps things traditional with delicious sandwiches, free-range Heaton scotch egg and homemade sage and onion sausage roll.


On the sweet side, think chocolate brownies, homemade Victoria sponge, scones and homemade jam with vanilla Chantilly cream and a baked meringue with pineapple and passionfruit.

Image: Heaton Park Cafés

There’s a miniature offering for children, too, served on a decorative wooden boat for added lakeside fun. Inside, they’ll find a Manchester bee sandwich, sausage roll, mini-scone with jam and cream, Victoria sponge and chocolate brownie bites.


Elsewhere, vegans are treated to a vegan Scotch egg and homemade ‘not so sausage’ roll, alongside pulled barbecue jackfruit and tofu sandwiches, vegan Victoria sponge, pistachio carrot cake, vegan scone with jam and plant-based crema, and fruit jelly with pineapple and passionfruit.

All menus are priced at £23.95 per person and served with a pot of English breakfast tea or regular hot drink. Children’s teas are priced at £14.95. The Dining Domes can seat up to six and advance booking is essential.

Heaton Park is a historic area on the edge of Manchester and is the perfect setting for a family day out. There’s something for all ages with an animal centre and tram museum, play areas, bowling greens and food and drink curated by The Stables Café and The Lakeside Café.  

Find out more and plan your visit here.