Mandrakes - A Magical Experience

Mandrakes
Last week we celebrated John's birthday and as a special treat we booked afternoon tea at Mandrakes - A Magical Experience. Mandrakes is a small cafe based in Ormskirk that is loosely based on Harry Potter. After browsing the menu online we opted for Afternoon Tea. We completed the online booking enquiry form however after not hearing for a few days we just rang up and booked our table. 

When we arrived our table wasn't quite ready so we were shown to the Harry Potter gift shop which sells official Harry Potter Merchandise. As Harry Potter fans it was lovely to see all the products, some we already owned and some that were on our wish lists. 

Once our table was ready we were sat down and our Afternoon tea was explained to us. 

Afternoon Tea at Mandrakes
Starting from top to bottom we had 4 finger sandwiches, 2 ham and 2 Wensleydale cheese and cranberry. We asked for no salad on our sandwiches so they came plain. 

Afternoon Tea at Mandrakes
On the next tier we had the largest homemade scone I had ever seen with a portion of butter and a pot of strawberry jam. You can choose to have your scone warmed up and also with whipped cream if you prefer. 

Afternoon Tea at Mandrakes
On the top tier was a flute of jelly, custard and cream, a macaron, a small chocolate frog and a small plant pot with a chocolate brownie in. When you are ready to eat your brownie they take your pot away top it with mint ice cream, whipped cream and crushed Oreo pieces. 

The afternoon tea is served with unlimited tea however we were able to sub one of our teas for a coke. On the table was also plant pots full of crisps and half way through we also reached little pots of chocolate stars. 

Once we had finished our afternoon tea we were then asked to gather our belongings and we were then taken on a little tour. 

Mandrakes
First we were shown the flying mandrake and we then had the chance to take photographs, Next up we found some Mandrakes but we needed to put our earmuffs on first as they have quite a squeal on them. 

Mandrakes
Last but not least we visited the potions room. 

The whole experience including the afternoon tea and tour lasts 1hour and 15 minutes. They are quite strict on the times as there was another booking straight after ours. 

The afternoon tea costs £18.50 for adults and £12.50 for children. If afternoon tea isn't for you they do have a small menu available which you can view online. 

We all really enjoyed our visit. The afternoon tea was really nice and the setting is very magical and a   must for Harry Potter fans. Would we visit again? Absolutely and I would probably choose afternoon tea again as it's great value for money. 

Michelle

14 comments

  1. This sounds and looks amazing! We are big harry potter fans in our house so the kids would love it.

    Seems really good value as well for a decent looking afternoon tea (I wouldn't say I was connoisseur but I am a big fan!

    Thanks for sharing x

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  2. Sounds lovely. I love an afternoon tea,but this one does sound a little bit pricey. But the chocolate frogs are fab!!

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  3. This is so lovely! What a gorgeous themed thing to do. Those scones looked immense... although it’s criminal to serve them without clotted cream. I love the attention to detail though.

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  4. I love afternoon tea and find myself often looking at new places to go for them, this one looks amazing

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  5. What an interesting place to have an afternoon tea! We are big Harry Potter lovers in our house so we'd all love this.

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  6. My daughter love Harry Potter and would love an afternoon tea like this. It's such a shame that we are so far away.

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  7. I love afternoon tea so this sounds great to me and wow those scones are huge, they look amazing x

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  8. I have never done afternoon tea but really want to . Something so simple as sandwiches and cakes but it looks so elegant !

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  9. My friends is mad on Harry Potter. She would love to visit. And, to be honest so would I.

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  10. My daughter is obsessed with Harry Potter, this would be her ideal of heaven

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  11. Aw looks like you had a lovely magical day out and enjoyed lots of yummy treats too.

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  12. This sounds like a really cool place to visit. The afternoon tea looks absolutely lush and reasonably priced, love the little tour as well... It looks like a really nice little afternoon out for all the family.

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  13. It sounds amazing! We're big Harry Potter fans and we're not too far away from Ormskirk so we'll have to pay a visit.

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  14. i am loving this place ! the decor is so cool and quirky , and to be honest price wise its so affordable as well ! a great idea for a afternoon out i think , kind regards Pati Robins x

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