The Hidden Lane Tearoom
Nestled in one of Glasgow’s artist-inhabited colourful side streets, this distinctive and relaxed café offers a contemporary take on afternoon tea.
While any number of new venues hire interior designers to provide a veneer of authenticity, this gem of a tearoom is the real deal. Independently owned, like every business on the colourful and cobbled hidden lane off Argyle Street, a visit feels like going to your aunty’s for tea. Set over a ground floor and mezzanine, with private room to the side, space is tight, but that only adds to the charm. Tables bring together people of all ages, who tuck into a reliably warming daytime menu, from breakfast waffles and pancakes to lunchtime soups, stews and sandwiches. And then there are the cakes. From scones the size of a fist, to sponges presented prettily on an old dresser, if you can’t make a choice then the £15 afternoon tea provides a selection. Of course, as a tearoom, the selection impresses with more than 30 loose-leaf teas served in mismatched china that perfectly fits this eclectic spot.
- Private dining: Up to 22 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Classic pop
- Capacity: 55 (4 outdoors)
- Largest group: 22
- Open since: 2010
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 0
- BYOB: £3 wine corkage
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