Mackintosh at the Willow

217 Sauchiehall Street , Glasgow, United Kingdom, G2 3EX
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Monday-Sunday 9am until 5pm (last food orders at 5pm)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Mackintosh at the Willow

Visit our beautiful Tea Rooms in the heart of Glasgow. This internationally recognised, A listed building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1903 for local tea entrepreneur Miss Kate Cranston.

This is the original Willow Tea Rooms Building and the only surviving Tea Rooms designed entirely by Mackintosh, both the interior and exterior. It is also recognised as one of the finest examples in the world of a complete Art Nouveau scheme.

Mackintosh at the Willow operates as a social enterprise, creating training, employment, development and other opportunities and support for young people and local communities. We’re committed to creating positive change. We work with local schools and community groups running outreach and inhouse programmes including creative learning workshops and events.

We’ve worked with The Prince’s Trust and Dumfries House who have recruited and provided training for young people and we’ve created employment, skills development and further training opportunities for them at Mackintosh at the Willow. When you visit, some of our staff who will welcome and serve you and prepare your food are our young trainees, developing their skills and experience and building great careers and opportunities.

With a 200 seat restaurant across 3 floors and a variety of beautiful spaces each with their own character and unique design, including the Front and Back Saloons on the ground floor, the Gallery, the Billiard Room and the famous Salon de Luxe.

Enjoy filling breakfasts, tasty elevenses, delicious light lunches, and tempting afternoon teas and high teas.

With a selection of loose teas and freshly ground coffees, freshly made cakes, scones, soups and sandwiches there’s plenty to choose from – all enjoyed in the stunning historic surroundings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Miss Kate Cranston.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
Dress Code: Casual
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £

Availability

Available Offers
This offer has price variations on different days. View full details.
Description
Available Dates
This reservation cannot be modified online. Please contact the restaurant directly to update this reservation.
Edit / Cancel Reservation
Diners Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Sort By:
5 Stars:
286
4 Stars:
79
3 Stars:
37
2 Stars:
8
1 Star:
4
Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Loved having classical music playing softly!!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Wonderful experience . Great service from every member of staff. Afternoon tea served in the most luxurious surroundings. Would highly recommend a visit. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the building and learning about the history and it's renovation. This was an added bonus to the experience. Well done

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 13 January 2020

I've been to Mackintosh at the Willow many times - for work, and in private - and it never ceases to astonish me. Staff are enthusiastic and well informed, there's always something new to see, and it was just a lovely way to spend a few hours on my day off. My sister hadn't been before, but living in Helensburgh, is a Mackintosh aficionado, and she was well and truly wowed.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Had the itison voucher which included a tour first, champagne afternoon tea then museum. We were there 4 hours. Very interesting and a lovely afternoon tea.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

The place is great, I had a fantastic experience. Lovely interior design and friendly staff, not only at the tea room, but at the shop as well, they could not be more helpful and kind. Also and special thanks to Isabella, who did my booking so patiently with all my email requests.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

great day - good selection at afternoon tea - special venue :)

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

We arrived 25min early but we were able to be taken straight away which was great. Staff all very good. Marked down slightly, sandwiches needed slightly more filling also clotted cream was hard (dense). Atmosphere - unfortunately there was a very noisy baby ( some folk very near moved tables). I appreciate this is beyond your control but nonetheless it was a little annoying. Having said all that we will of course return.?

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Food was delicious, service fantastic. The staff were so warm and welcoming, attentive without being intrusive. Even though it's a bit more expensive than other places it was worth every penny for the lovely surroundings and great service.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

The exhibition, tour and tour guide were excellent, the afternoon tea was ‘alright’ and the service was a bit slow.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

We had notified a chocolate allergy when booking but, despite the waitress confirming that during our order, we were served cakes with chocolate elements. None of the accompaniments to the sandwiches were obvious - not marie rose sauce, coronation sauce or mint sauce. The champagne was lovely.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 06 January 2020

Had a lovely late lunch on Monday 7th January with my sister. The restaurant was really quiet but as the manager pointed out, it was blue Monday so there were very few other customers. Not that we were bothered - too busy talking to notice. The food was lovely and fresh. It’s such a beautiful place and really worth a visit.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Keep up the good work..such an asset in Sauchiehall St and great to see the staff enjoying their work

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Excellent service,friendly and informative staff within tea room and gift shop. Looking forward to next visit.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Salon de Luxe on 2nd January. The service was excellent and the afternoon tea had a good selection of items. Thank you.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

If you are a Mackintosh fan like we are, you should visit it. So elegant and peaceful... food was good. We had festive afternoon tea, drinking tea i had was delicious , very reasonably priced.. recommend it.but do book .

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Classic high tea in a beautiful and artful tea house!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Lovely surroundings for a beautiful afternoon te.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

This was a lovely experience.The tour was fantastic and the meal and service was excellent.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Really lovely lunch - service excellent & staff extremely helpful accommodating all our requests. Great place for a special lunch

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Food and staff was great would go back

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Very nice environment but overpriced

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

We had the upstairs room all to ourselves because we went early. It was great to have the option of a children's afternoon tea. The young woman who served us was very attentive without getting in the way. The tea re-fills were much appreciated. I cannot wait to visit again.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Given the afternoon tea as a present and it was a wonderful experience the whole place has been so beautifully restored the museum is well worth going too

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Enjoyed the festive dinner with our party of seven. Service excellent. Food lovely. Very good value for money. Will definitely return on regular basis. Wonderful experience and sets the scene for a lovely Christmas.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

A beautiful place, lovely atmosphere. Staff are polite and attentive and the food is value for money.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money