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Willow Tea Rooms

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Inspired by the works of Glasgow’s greatest artist and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, you can enjoy tasty, traditional foods in a unique setting. At 97 Buchanan Street we have our White Dining Room and the Chinese Blue Room. Breakfast, morning coffee & loose leaf teas, lunch, light snacks, afternoon tea, cakes and scones - choice is yours. All served all day every day, no need to book. Looking for a range of gluten free, vegetarian or vegan options - then our Miss Cranston’s Free From Menu is for you. Our younger visitors have their own menu and their own afternoon tea.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

Accessed via a staircase from Buchanon street the Willow has a really nice shop specialising in Art Deco type gifts. The restaurant on the first floor is furnished with high backed chairs but as there was no cloak room. or, coat hooks the backs of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Comman
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been in Glasgow many times but never managed to get to this place so made an effort this time round and had a lovely pot of tea for two as we were not hungry, although the food did look good a warning to people with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PaphosGerry
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While in Glasgow my best friend told me she had been recommended to visit. We were not disappointed. Haggis beeps and tatties warmed us up on a horrible wet and windy day. Lovely atmosphere and fab building. Not as expensive as you may think either....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going into Willow Tea Rooms when I visit Glasgow. The waitress was lovely and food was delicious, what let the place down was the rudeness of the girl who took us to our table. She needs a lot of customer service training. I will...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Esme G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on Monday afternoon for tea and scone. The service was shocking. We were shown to our table and after 10 mins I had to ask for a menu. I had to get the attention of the waitress again to give our order which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot in centre of town. Seating in the main room are chairs in the McIntosh style. Great atmosphere, great food and staff. Went for a light lunch, plenty of choice. They also do high teas. GF menu available. Flight of stairs to access.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mollyandsocks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table ahead of time to accommodate the birthday of one of the family. We thought the tea room might be full as we had previously been to the other Willow Tea room venue in Glasgow when people had queued for quite a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WendyMcL13
Sheila P, General Manager at Willow Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our very popular breakfast, we are delighted that you enjoyed this and we hope you will come back and visit us again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Afternoon tea with three others, second time I've been and didn't seem to be as much about it this time. Still left full right enough. Service is good but the place is always busy and difficult to navigate between seats and tables.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank neilf877
Sheila P, General Manager at Willow Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our afternoon tea, we appreciate you taking the time to post this.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An enjoyable afternoon tea with Champagne which went down a treat. They have terrific scones, particularly the fruit ones. The caramel shortcake & strawberry tarts were very good as well but the sandwiches were a bit hit and miss. We had the breakfast tea which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rockinrollstarrr
Sheila P, General Manager at Willow Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review or our tearoom in Buchanan Street, we are glad you enjoyed our freshly baked scones and cakes which are made in-house every day. It is lovely to hear that our staff made you feel very welcome.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this by accident as we were looking for a warm place in which to grab a drink in the middle of the day. We later had a tour guide tell us that the Willow Tea Room was inspired by famed architect Charles Rennie...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank aisp264
Sheila P, General Manager at Willow Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Willow Tea Rooms

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Nettie B
23 August 2018|
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Response from Sheila P | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question, we do not have lift access at 97 Buchanan Street and have stairs up to the tearoom. We have full lift access at our tearoom within the Watt Brothers department store on the corner of Hope... More
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Response from biffakins | Reviewed this property |
No its not in the Galleries its on the street itself. The original one is under re-furbishment at present
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