The Willow Tearooms, Sauchiehall Street
The Willow was the only tea room building in Glasgow where Charles Rennie Mackintosh had complete control over every aspect of the design. He re-modelled the exterior as well as the interior of the building and even designed the tea spoons and waitresses' dresses.
Of all the interiors created by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Room de Luxe, with its silver furniture and leaded glass work, was the jewel in the crown and customers willingly paid a penny more for their cup of tea just to be there!
Today, visitors can enjoy Scottish breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea in the splendour of a byegone era. Home baking, quality teas (over 25 blends) and coffees make this a must-visit Glasgow Tea Room.
Prior booking is advisable, although not always necessary.
"The Willow Tea Rooms has a long-standing reputation, and is something of a Glasgow landmark. It is a very popular venue, and at busy times there can be quite a long queue for a table. Good food, cheerful service and the atmosphere welcoming."
Carrot & coriander soup: "A good sized bowl of colourful soup, scattered with freshly chopped coriander leaves." "A delicious soup, enhanced by the inclusion of freshly chopped coriander leaves."
Willow green tea: "High quality green tea, fragrant and refreshing."