Food Tourist – Home and Away Afternoon Teas at Cafe Football

It’s not unusual for Cafe Football in Old Trafford to serve up some real delights and their latest options of afternoon tea options are no exception.

The team in Cafe Football, which is located in Hotel Football, have decided to give this traditional delight a little bit of a facelift, with the twist as usual coming with a football theme in that they come in a ‘Home’ or ‘Away’ version, both served up on astroturf.

The Tea’s are served between 2pm-5pm daily (With the exception of home match days) and they they must be ordered up at least 48 hours in advance. I was invited down to sample them and see what it was all about.

As is recommended for 2 persons, we were served up one of each of the teas, enabling you to get to try a whole variety of tastes. We got stuck in, enjoying parts of both the stands, which comprise of the following.

Home Menu

Mini fish & chips – This was a beautifully cooked piece of battered fish and a few chips, really a mini meal and in a big version would have been a great plate.

Sausage roll swirl – with flaky pasty and topped with caramelised onions.

Mini Yorkshire pudding with beef and gravy – again another mini meal. I did look and thing ‘Where’s the gravy’, however all my questions were answered as I cut into it and a thick and tasty gravy oozed out from the centre. The slices of beef on this was also cooked perfectly.

Mini glass of Cafe Football Seven Bro7hers beer – Just a taster, however I would happily drink these by the pint.

*Selection of Rustic Sandwiches (3 triangles): Chicken & Mayo, Pastrami and Sauerkraut, Cheese and pickle

Away Menu Includes

Churros with chocolate sauce – a sweet and crunch churros matched well with the slightly bitterness of the chocolate sauce.

Prosecco jelly with Strawberry’s

Lemon poppy seed cake which is moist and bursting with lemon flavour.

Cherry bakewell square – not a fan of cherry if I’m honest, however I tried it and it was very well made.

*Selection of finger sandwiches (4 rectangles): Salmon and dill cream cheese, Chicken mayo, Cucumber sandwich, Ham and mustard

(* Sandwiches are subject to change)

Both also come with a handmade scone with clotted cream and jam – but which do you put on first?

Both options were well presented and filled with delights and accompanied by tea or coffee and cost £19.50 per person. You can either opt to have two of the same, or do as we did and have one of each and share, either way it works.

You can book in for your own ‘Game of Two Halves’ Afternoon Tea by calling or emailing them -= details can be found on their website here


We were invited to sample the afternoon teas by cafe football as a guest. The review and all opinions contained within are our own honest and impartial thoughts.


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