The Tea Room at the Botanics

The Tea Room at the Botanics
Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE
  • Telephone 0141 276 1640
  • Seasonal times Winter (1st Oct to 1st April) closes at 4pm
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–6pm
  • Average price £13.50 (afternoon tea)
  • Website www.encorehospitalityservices.co.uk
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Charming and cheerful, this café in the Botanic Gardens is at its best enjoying cakes and caffeine on the terrace.

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Situated in the house of the former curator of the Botanic Gardens, this busy little tearoom in the heart of the West End is a picturesque spot for a bite to eat. The outdoor patio overlooks beautiful Kibble Palace and is a lovely setting to enjoy one of the garden-themed afternoon teas. Choose from The Kibble, The Botanic or The Kelvin, ranging in price from £10.50 to £13.50. All include sandwiches, scones and baked goods in varying quantities. The soup and sandwich deal for £8.50 is good value for money and there are a variety of breads to sample including farmhouse white, Struan (from the Western Isles) light rye or gluten-free. You can’t miss the impressive range of cakes on display, so indulge in a big slice washed down with a cup of Matthew Algie coffee.

  • High point: Couldn't get a prettier location than the Botanics
  • Low point: Usually a bit of a queue, especially at weekends
  • Notable dish: 'The Kelvin' afternoon tea
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Capacity: 48 (60 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 0
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 0