Situated in the heart of the city centre at 97 Buchanan Street, the Willow Tea Rooms is the go-to place for meeting friends, celebrating a special occasion or a welcome break from a day’s shopping.
Established in 1983, our Tea Rooms are inspired by the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and modelled on Kate Cranston’s original Ingram Street Tea Rooms from the 1900s. The contrast in colours between the White Dining Room and the Chinese (Blue) Room adds to the atmosphere of the Tea Rooms with many of our visitors having their own favourite room.
The White Dining Room features the very distinctive replica high-backed Ingram Street chairs and by using these throughout the room we have created a feeling of intimacy at each of the tables. Of course, not all our visitors want intimacy! Many prefer one of our bench seats which overlook Buchanan Street – people watching is a great hobby. The room also features the recreation of two iconic leaded glass framed screens, which appeared in the original room.
The Chinese Room is very rarely called this! Everyone refers to it as the Blue Room because of its vibrant colours. Several of the original features of the Chinese Room including the CCC lights (Catherine Cranston Cochrane), the pagoda styled upstands and the mirrored and plastic screens designed by Mackintosh to resemble the outline of traditional kimonas.
Our menu is available all day every day serving a delicious range of traditional Scottish and savoury foods, light bites, scones and tempting treats.
Join us for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, drinks, cakes or scones – the choice is yours! Our visitors love the fact that:
- You can enjoy afternoon tea at any time, served from opening until closing & no need to book!
- You can pop in at lunchtime for tea & a scone.
- We love seeing our younger visitors, they have their own kids menu, including their own afternoon tea menu.
- Our Miss Cranston’s Free From Menu has a large selection of gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy free options.
- Our scones, cakes and meringues are all homebaked.
Our Tea Rooms are licensed and serve a range of wines, spirits and beers including our very popular Prosecco, Champagne and G&T Afternoon Teas.