The Willow Tea Rooms at Watt Brothers
A traditional tea room, inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, service runs all day with breakfast, lunch and dinner available.
The familiar tall-backed chairs and monochrome décor are the giveaways that this is Charles Rennie Mackintosh territory. Relocated from its original home further up Sauchiehall Street, which was designed by the man himself in 1903, the Willow Tea Rooms is now located on the third floor of the Watt Brothers department store. Navigating the shop floor, it’s a surreal journey to the table, but the warm welcome and general ambience successfully sets the café apart from the store. The clientele is generally of the older generation, with tourists taking the odd table and the menu is packed with hot and cold favourites, from soups to sausage hotpots. But it’s the afternoon tea that stands out. Served traditionally on a three-tier stand, the array of sandwiches and cakes feel every bit the part. The highlight of the trip though is the trademark meringue, which is crunchy, chewy and absolutely enormous.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2016
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Best places for tea in Glasgow31 May 2018
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