Willow Tea Rooms

Submitted by George Farquhar on Sun, 2011-04-10

The world famous Glasgow Willow Tea Rooms is designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904.

The Willow remains open today to welcome visitors keen to experience the splendour of a bygone era and take tea just as they did in the same rooms and interiors 100 years ago.

Visit the interiors of both locations and learn something of the history of this institution.

In December 1983, Anne Mulhern recreated the Room de Luxe in the original location and the Willow Tea Rooms were reborn. She further developed the Sauchiehall Street building by recreating The Gallery, which opened on 14 February 1996. Like the Room de Luxe, the recreation of The Gallery was to the original design. Immediately the Willow became an extremely popular destination for visitors to the City.

An acknowledgement of the care taken in rebuilding the Willow name was the invitation in 1995 by the prestigious British Tea Council to become one of the founding members of the Guild of Tea Rooms; an invitation extended to only 50 establishments in the United Kingdom and only three in Scotland.

In July 1997, the Willow expanded beyond the original Sauchiehall Street site, with the opening of the Willow Tea Rooms at 97 Buchanan Street. This property is immediately next door to Kate Cranston’s original Buchanan Street Tea Rooms and contains recreations of the White Dining Room and Chinese Room both from the Ingram Street site. The same care has been put into the sympathetic recreation of these important interiors to offer visitors the opportunity to relax in the surroundings of Mackintosh and enjoy the experience of a bygone era.

In July 1997, the Willow expanded beyond the original Sauchiehall Street site, with the opening of the Willow Tea Rooms at 97 Buchanan Street. This property is immediately next door to Kate Cranston’s original Buchanan Street Tea Rooms and contains recreations of the White Dining Room and Chinese Room both from the Ingram Street site. The same care has been put into the sympathetic recreation of these important interiors to offer visitors the opportunity to relax in the surroundings of Mackintosh and enjoy the experience of a bygone era.

You can see the menus, obtain directions and opening times and make reservations on-line.

Willow Tea Rooms In Sauchiehall Street

217 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3EX

TEL: 0141 332 0521

Email: sauc…@willowtearooms.co.uk

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm (last order 4.30pm)
Sunday 11 am – 4.15pm (last order 3.45pm)

Directions

Located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, a few minutes walk from Glasgow School of Art. By subway – 5mins walk from Cowcaddens Subway by rail – 10mins form Charing cross and Queen Street rail stations.

Willow Tea Rooms In Buchanan Street

97 Buchanan Street Glasgow G1 3HF

Tel: 0141 204 5242

Email: buch…@willowtearooms.co.uk

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm (last order 4 30pm)
Sunday 11 am – 5pm (last order 4.30pm)

Directions

Located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, between both Glasgow Central and Queen Street Rail Stations. Just doors away from Fraser’s Department Store.

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