Mackintosh at the Willow

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Mackintosh at the Willow
217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX
  • Telephone 0141 204 1903
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–5pm
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–4.30pm
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The ultimate immersive Mackintosh dining experience situated in a restored building with a state of the art exhibition and a carefully curated shop.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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It is rare to find a café, a gift shop and an exhibition space complementing each other as impeccably as they do in this unique venue. The entire building including the tearooms was initially designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1903, while the integrated exhibition brings all that the latest interactive technology and research can provide to explain the origins of the remarkable partnership between Kate Cranston and Mackintosh which resulted in the Willow Tearooms. Cossetted within the pink, purple, grey and cream toned Salon de Luxe, piano music in the background, customers encounter a truly immersive experience. The impressive tea and coffee menu makes drinks decisions a challenge, while the food arrives on a three-tiered cake stand as an exciting array of succulent sandwiches, Glasgow scones with cream and jam and delicate patisserie begging to be consumed. Downstairs in the front and back salons the buzz is louder and the menu more extensive with breakfast, lunch and high tea options including a full breakfast, curried lentil soup and sandwiches, fish and chips or steak frites and a glorious selection of desserts, sorbets and ice-creams.

The List's rating






Jane Allan visited Mackintosh at the Willow on 1 April 2019
  • High point: A unique and immersive experience
  • Low point: Only afternoon tea served in the Salon de Luxe
  • Notable dish: Afternoon tea
  • Average price: £21 (set lunch)
  • Private dining: Up to 36 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Laidback - piano, classical, jazz
  • Live entertainment: Celtic connections acts last years
  • Capacity: 200
  • Largest group: 36
  • Open since: 1903, restored in 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £19.25 per bottle

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