Mackintosh at the Willow

217 Sauchiehall Street , Glasgow, United Kingdom, G2 3EX
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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
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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Great service, fabulous setting

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

very tasty leek & ham soup & sandwich. tablet ice-cream & shortbread. attentive staff & pleasant surroundings

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Lovely lunch served by friendly helpful staff in a beautiful setting. Will definitely come again and recommend to friends.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

A great experience for lovers of Mackintosh and/or good food. Every cake was perfect, scones fluffy, sandwiches delicious. The décor and faithfulness to detail is superb. Expensive for an afternoon tea, but worth it for the experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

The food and the service was excellent. It is a little pricey but very nice.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

A very pleasant place for a breakfast meeting. Service excellent, decor definitely evocative of MacIntosh. Excellent selection of teas.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

This establishment is a wonderful piece of working history demonstrating the passion of many devoted people. It's a shame that living on the other side of the world that we cannot attend each week.

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Lovely and attentive service and appreciated flexibility as well. Food was nice, but not excitingly so..

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Very disappointed overall. Arrived 5 minutes early for booking. Waited in a queue for approximately 15 minutes. Eventually chap appeared and apologised for delay and said we would all be seated shortly. Once in the salon (which is lovely ) service was slow. The 2 waitresses looked uninterested robots would have done a better job. There was no effort on their part to communicate apart from your order. Never once saw them smile or appear to be enjoying their roll as a server. I for one will not return and would not be recommending to friends & family.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Really lovely ambiance and good service. Food was of a good standard but slightly pricy however we thought it acceptable as we were paying for the experience of dining in a Mackintosh designed tea room.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

We had afternoon tea and the staff were lovely and the food was delicious.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Delightful lunch in beautifully stunning surroundings. Visited with my family and we were not disappointed. Only criticism, we were at the table closest to the door and stairs which was very draughty. We had to wear our jackets throughout which was a bit disappointing.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Excellent lovely afternoon. I will definitely be back later sitting for gin afternoon tea

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Visited Mackintosh at the Willow for a special birthday treat for my wife who is a big Mackintosh enthusiast. I paid the extra to sit in the Salon Deluxe and it was well worth it. unusually we had the whole Salon to ourselves. We were waited on by Becca, who was attentive without being intrusive. The quality of the food was good and we enjoyed it although to be fair it wasn't good value for what we received. The overall experience was lovely and for a special occasion I would highly recommend a visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Lovely surroundings Pleasant atmosphere Good service

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Earl Grey tea was average. They should improve it. Sandwiches were ok. Cakes were lovely.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Beautiful place. Friendly, efficient service. Delicious scones and cakes.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

We were all blown away by the beauty of the tea rooms, the decor everywhere was stunning, service was impeccable with an extremely friendly, efficient and helpful waitress. I cannot praise the tea rooms enough, I recommend this establishment wholeheartedly, can not wait to visit again when I’m next in Glasgow!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Thank you for being so attentive, particularly with respect to the food intolerance. We had a lovely afternoon in a lovely venue.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

The whole place is so beautiful, everything was delicious and the staff were all really lovely! So many beautiful cakes - just be prepared for a food coma after the afternoon tea!

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Had a lovely afternoon, the salon de luxe was beautiful. Afternoon tea was delicious and our server could not have done more for us, very knowledgeable and kindly took a photograph as a souvenir of a great day out! Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Simply stunning and beautiful... the ambience, service and food is exquisite.... def would come back and thoroughly recommend and thankyou to Megan

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Very friendly staff. Beautiful rooms. Very tasty afternoon tea.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

We had a fabulous time at the tearoom and the tour was excellent....very informative and entertaining👍👍👍👍 will definately be back😍❤

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Delicious afternoon tea in the stunning Salon De Luxe, excellent friendly and efficient service. Highly recommend as a treat!

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