Dinner in Manchester is synonymous with luxury at the Library curated by Assouline

Welcome to the Library curated by Assouline, an intimate and unique space created in collaboration with Assouline—iconic French publishers and purveyors of luxury lifestyles. Set within the Edwardian Manchester, the Library is a place where a collection of the finest handcrafted books meets exquisitely designed interiors, comfortable furnishings, and relaxed dining.

Guests are invited to enjoy French-inspired à la carte dining, homemade artisan sandwiches, scones and patisseries from the Impossible Edition Afternoon Tea, and innovative signature cocktails celebrating Assouline’s "The Impossible Collection"—a true homage to the art of luxury bookmaking and the epitome of Assouline’s ethos.

Every Friday and Saturday, renowned pianist Peter Wilson performs for afternoon and evening guests on our very own grand piano. With luxurious book boutiques in cities such as New York, London, Paris, and Dubai, the Library curated by Assouline presents a rare opportunity to browse its exclusive collections in the heart of Manchester.

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Gorgeous Afternoon Tea

Amy2121 Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Reviewed 14 Mar 2020
  • Trip type

I had an afternoon tea with my husband after our spa day for our anniversary at the hotel which was gorgeous!, I have had quite a few different afternoon teas and its actually up there with one of the best ones I have had, highly recommend! View more

The Library curated by Assouline

The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel - The Library curated by Assouline

The Library curated by Assouline offers an intimate guest experience with a worldly menu of flavors. Made up of cozy couch seating and bar seating, the space is decorated with books and artwork throughout. Signature cocktails are served next to a smaller menu of Parisian-inspired dishes. Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Opening hours

11 am–10 pm | Monday–Sunday

Chanel: The Impossible Edition Afternoon Tea

The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel - Chanel The Impossible edition afternoon tea

To celebrate Manchester's launch of Assouline's Chanel: The Impossible Collection, we are delighted to offer our guests the opportunity to indulge in our limited-edition event, Chanel: The Impossible Edition Afternoon Tea.

Available from the 12th of March until the 12th of April, The Impossible Edition Afternoon Tea brings to you an exclusive opportunity to enjoy our limited-edition Chanel-inspired cocktail "The Little Black Dress" and leave with a choice of Assouline's iconic books, Chanel: 3-book slipcase or Chanel: The Impossible Collection. The afternoon tea menu features among other delicacies and exquisite beverages, our special cocktail designed for this event "The Little Black Dress," Jasmine tea infused Roku gin, Muyu Vetiver Gris, yuzu, Italicus & Liquorice, jasmine syrup, charcoal and Moët & Chandon Brut.