The Hidden Lane Tearoom

The Hidden Lane Tearoom
8 Argyle Court, 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8ND
  • Telephone 0141 237 4391
  • Seasonal times Closed 24 Dec–1 Jan.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 10am–4.30pm; Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm.
  • Average price £7.50 (set lunch)
  • Email
  • Website
Photo of The Hidden Lane Tearoom

Nestled in one of Glasgow’s artist-inhabited side streets, the distinctive and relaxed Hidden Lane offers a contemporary take on afternoon tea.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2017 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Tucked down a little cobbled street among brightly painted studios, the Hidden Lane Tearoom is a warm and welcoming place to spend an hour or two. Pretty bunting and prints decorate the walls and over 30 loose-leaf teas are served in vintage teapots and mismatched china. All the cakes – displayed temptingly on a large, old-fashioned dresser – are made on the premises, and can be sampled on their own or as part of the various Afternoon Teas. Try the ‘Luxury’ which consists of a large selection of finger sandwiches, five mini cakes, a mini scone with clotted cream and jam and unlimited tea or coffee for £15. For those watching their waistlines and pennies, there is the £6.50 ‘Wee Tea’. It’s worth heading here at breakfast, too (between 10am and noon), for avocado toast and waffles, or tuck in to hearty bowls of soup and sandwiches for lunch.

  • High point: Friendly staff and wonderful cakes
  • Low point: Usually very busy, so best to book
  • Notable dish: The 'secret recipe scones' with cream and jam
Glasgow Larder

Listed in the Glasgow Larderorder a print copy (free + p&p).

  • 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: Very mixed - staff choice!
  • Capacity: 55 (4 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 22
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 0
  • BYOB: £3 wine corkage

Reviews & features

Hidden Lane Café-Gallery

14 Aug 2008

The Hidden Lane doesn’t do location, location, location. Start in the ramshackle stretch of Argyle Street between Finnieston and Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery where there’s a growing and diverse range of small, independent bars and dining spots…