Foodie fever arrives at Victoria Baths on Sunday 9 July when its monthly Open Day becomes an occasion for all the senses.  This is an event that’s seasoned with all the flavours of Manchester’s vibrant culinary scene and served in the tasteful setting of the city’s Water Palace.

Whether your passion is for the colourful contrasts of street food or the stylish sophistication of afternoon tea, there’s a chance for everyone to indulge in their favourite foodie experience.

Dim Sum Su, Purely Pizza, Bunny Chow, La Casita, Ice Cream Creations and Tapas y a la Carta are just some of the great names featured at the event.  Afternoon Tea for Restoration is being served in the Pineapple Room, where the clinking of vintage china will be the soundscape as delicate sandwiches, savouries, home-made scones and freshly brewed tea and coffee are enjoyed.

All of the money raised from the Afternoon Tea will go towards the next stage of Victoria Baths restoration plans, which will focus upon restoring and bringing back into use the Turkish Baths.  Tickets are £20 per head, which includes entry to the Open Day, and for those that want an added little sparkle there is the option of Prosecco for an extra £5.

The Open Day runs from 11am to 4pm, with tours taking place of the building and a chance to listen to the wonderful sound of Ordsall Acapella Singers at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Afternoon Tea for Restoration can be booked at

Entry to the Foodie Open Day is £4 for adults or £7, with a guided tour included and free for Under 16s and Friends of Victoria Baths.


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