When you’re an architecture lover, you cannot miss the Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow, designed by famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Originally, the Tea Room was over the entire building, but these days only on the first (where we went) and second floor.
Come with us and step back in time for a bit!
The Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow, Scotland
The building is from 1903 and it’s just amazing to know that for this building, the architect had complete control over the design, from the exterior to the interior -and even the cutlery and waitresses’ dresses!
The front of the building is reserved for the shop, but soon you’ll see hints that having tea is the most important business in here:
A typical Mackintosh chair
We arrived at lunch time, but of course we decided to have tea as well, as you should, really. I picked the Roseship Tea and loved it!
Nick’s club sandwich was not disappointing, to say the least!
I went for the open prawn sandwich, which was great as well. Good choices!
While we didn’t get to try their famous Afternoon tea, just having lunch here was great as well. Staff was friendly, food was good and just dining in such a historic building made for a special experience. There is another Willow tea room in the city we saw later, but we didn’t go in, so let me know if you visited here and how it was! This Tea Room is famous for a reason and definitely a must-do experience when you visit Glasgow.
Name: The Willow Tea Rooms
Address: 217 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EX (also at 97 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3HF)
Phone: 0141 332 0521
Order: Orange Juice, Rosehip Tea, Willow Club Sandwich and Praw Open Sandwich. Or go for the Afternoon Tea (for 2) of course!
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Disclaimer: We enjoyed this meal on our own dime.
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