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Cup Tea Rooms

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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US$5 - US$24
British, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Merchant City
0.3 miles from George Square
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food and selection of teas. Staff were so friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend booking here for an afternoon tea!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

After 3 weeks in tier 4 we were super excited to get out for a catch up!! Cup did not disappoint! £23 for afternoon tea is at the upper end of the market however was worth every penny! 4 mini rolls with a variety of...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Had an amazing afternoon tea here. More than we could eat but we’re govern little boxes to take gone. So happy with the vegetarian menu too. It wasn’t just cheese and tomato sandwiches which is the only option at so many places. Their tea menu...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 29 November 2020

This special treat was organised for us and delivered to our door beautifully packaged in a large box. What a treat it was! Everything was carefully and beautifully presented and tasted scrumptious. It was a wonderful treat and we couldn’t fault it.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 19 November 2020

Loved our afternoon tea at Cup. The food was superb and the staff friendly and attentive. So glad we could enjoy it before things close down again. We'll definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 16 November 2020

I booked on the spur of the moment but am so glad I did. Great place — really friendly staff who couldn’t do enough for you. Tea and food lovely and we were offered a box to take home what we couldn’t manage to eat.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Great visit today to Cup Tea. The lunch was lovely, great choice from the menu. Love the décor. Staff looked after us so well as we were there for a special occasion. They gave me a handwritten card and cupcake with a candle. Such a...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 12 November 2020

Staff just amazing, food excellent, recommended roll with black pudding and bacon, atmosphere perfection.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

The interior of this city centre tea room is an amazing. Alfred Waterhouse of the Natural History fame designed this gothic B-listed classic. Perfectly intack are the original coloured wall tiles and ceiling panels it's an enjoyable visual overload. Afternoon tea was £20 per head...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely morning tea for my wife’s birthday. Great value! Tasty food and plenty of it, with friendly staff in beautiful surroundings. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
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10 March 2020|
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Response from Christine644369 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this was a gift from family but it was done through Itison where you would find the price. The staff are fantastic and the surroundings are lovely. The breakfast was delicious.
3 July 2017|
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Response from R3632DGnicolac | Reviewed this property |
Think can cater for a large amount of people as they have s big long table in front of the gin bar, they hve high chairs but can't say how many , there is a tiled porch as u enter which u could park a pram but would depend... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cup Tea Rooms
    Is Cup Tea Rooms implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, Cup Tea Rooms is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is Cup Tea Rooms rated?
    Cup Tea Rooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5