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–5.30pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.hiddenlanetearoom.com
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Nestled in an artist-inhabited colourful side street, this distinctive and relaxed café offers a contemporary take on afternoon tea.

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There is no time to discuss the age-old cream before jam debate in this venue. The scones and cakes are far too appealing and beautifully presented to worry about how to eat them. The tearoom is neatly tucked away just off Argyle street and surrounded by a colourful, vibrant growing community of artists, creatives, jewellers, illustrators and more. The décor is dainty with a range of repeating floral patterns which reflect in the quirky mismatched vintage teacups and pots. There are over 30 delicious loose-leaf teas, whether it’s a smoky lapsang souchong or a fruity mango tango there are teas for all palates, which pair exquisitely with the generous £15 afternoon tea. There’s also a morning tea option for your early cravings to be dainty, providing a selection of savoury brioches, sweet pastries and mini baked egg muffins. Although somewhat hidden in the lane, this is not a spot to be missed.

The List's rating
8.2

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Fionn Corbett visited The Hidden Lane Tearoom on 9 March 2019
  • High point: Aesthetic cakes and bakes
  • Low point: Dietary requirements for afternoon tea needs 24hr notice
  • Notable dish: Afternoon tea
  • Average price: £15 (set lunch); £8 (dinner)
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  • 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: Laid-back spotify mix, local music, funk and soul
  • Capacity: 55 (4 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 22
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 0
  • BYOB: £3 wine / £1 beer corkage

Reviews & features

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31 May 2018

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31 May 2018

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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…

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