Probably Manchesters finest boutique hotel, GJS has a place in the heart of everyone who has ever visited for many reasons. Formerly a school for children in need, aspects of the distant past have been preserved in separate boys and girls staircases, as well as a playground on the roof thats been converted into a relaxation space with hammocks, hot tubs and views of the Coronation Street set. In the downstairs bar, soak up the plush vibes of the modern day Victorian dining room - think velveteen and deep pile carpets. Choose from ladies or gents afternoon tea options. The fairer sex can enjoy smoked salmon, egg, chicken, cream cheese and cucumber finger sandwiches served on a three tier stand with scones and clotted cream, cakes, pastries and bottomless tea and coffee (£19.50 or £25 with a glass of Perrier Jouet). The gents option includes canapés (seared steak with peppers and mushrooms on toasted ciabatta, 'hot pot' pies, chunky chips, pizza bites and homemade scotch eggs) followed by triple chocolate fudge cake and Jack Daniels ice cream, and fruit cake and local cheese. Add a Gentleman Jack cocktail (citrus, black raspberry, JD) for £25.