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the Willow Tearoom: "cake or haggis?" The Willow Tea Room Tip by margaretvn

The Willow Tea Room, Glasgow: 9 reviews and 23 photos

  the Willow Tearoom
by margaretvn
  • the Willow Tearoom - Glasgow
      the Willow Tearoom
    by margaretvn
  • the Willow Tearoom - Glasgow
      the Willow Tearoom
    by margaretvn

The Willow Tearoom is a great cafe/restaurant but also really a must see. the tearoom is an authentic reconstruction of the tearoom that Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed and furnished for restaurateur Kate Cranston in 1904. He was given the freedom to do just what he wanted and everything - from the chairs to the spoons and the uniforms- were his own design. The restaurant is above a jewellers shop, but you can even see the mark of Mackintosh on the first floor windows. The restaurant is formed as a gallery around the shop so you look down into the shop. This makes the restaurant small and it does get VERY busy. you can also buy copies of the menu and "CR mackintosh" gifts in the restaurant. If you have a visitor information folder of Glasgow and there were vouchers for 10% off various things including the Tearoom so it is worth calling into the tourist centre and picking up one of these folders.
We went to the Willow tearooms at:
217 Sauchiehall street.
but there is also one on Buchanan street

Favorite Dish: We had planned on a coffee and sandwich or the all day breakfast but when we saw jacket potatoes and haggis we went for that and i must say that it was the best haggis we had on the trip. They do a great "afternoon tea" as well (Sandwiches and cakes) ..... I saw it because the people on the next table took that.

Address: Sauchiehall Street (in the shopping distict)
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: walking along the shopping street you really cannot miss it.
Phone: 0141 3320521
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 13, 2008
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