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Tchai Ovna

#380 of 1,925 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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42 Otago Lane, Glasgow, Scotland
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What I love about this place is that it's simple and cosy - it's like being in your own home. It has the biggest selection of teas and what I really find amazing is that it's menu explains the origins of each tea and how it's made. It also has some really good vegan options. I would recommend the Yogi... More 

Thank sophie946786
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met up with some vegetarian relatives at this place and enjoyed their selection of tea with a Mediterranean platter of dolma, felafel, baba ganoush, humus, pita bread with olives and salad. It was an acceptable offering. The felafel, humus and baba ganoush are interesting versions of food but these does not resemble any authentic dishes from the middle eastern... More 

Thank Onkar S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most amazing tea and food ever had in Glasgow. You have extremely a lot of choices for having a nice tea, covering every style and wish (either energising/ strong/ boosting or calmness and smooth) ! Very relaxing place, love being there every time !!! The food is also amazing and you always feel full after.

Thank Panag D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Tchai Ovna, I loved sitting outside with a blanket and taking in the peaceful atmosphere. The Morrocan platter was delicious, especially the stuffed vine leaves. It's nice to visit somewhere different away from the ordinary,

Thank reviewer004
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for years whenever I need to feel comforted, and it never disappoints - lovely food, a great atmosphere, my favourite tea ever (honey spice) and an eclectic mix of music. Well worth a visit if you're about and need to chill out.

Thank Caorann
Dundee, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

After having spent and hour and the better part of £100 in Voltaire and Rousseau next door. We popped into this little bohemian gem of a place. Being a couple of eccentrics this place and it's chilled out atmosphere is right up our street. We had Darjeeling Oolong and Pu Erh for our first cup and for our second we... More 

Thank Graham1986
Dundee, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

On a cold Glasgow day this place was a slice of heaven. Extensive selection of teas, and a good selection of vegetarian food (not sampled on this trip) Its a place suited to my taste - a studenty bohemian decor and furnishing. If its posh your after - it might disappoint. Interesting that the crowd was mostly young, not on... More 

Thank duncansillars
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Tea menu is really extensive, but the tea we ordered was nothing more than bog standard (way over brewed) loose Sencha Green tea. Decor is basic and resembles an old lady's house that's been abandoned for some time. Still, it was warm and relaxed which was nice. They don't really do food which would make you think the tea would... More 

Thank Ellie K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

it's a good experience to come here. you can try different teas and snacks. the best thing about this place is the vibes u get here. so energetic and positive. highly recommended.

Thank Nomads001
Stockport, United Kingdom
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497 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Although the street outside was dead, the tea house was full. There are too many tables there for the space. Two tables had to move so we could get to and fro our seats to make our order at the kitchen etc. There was little air flow here and my husband's nose was irritated by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Otago Lane, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?