Visit the original Willow Tea Rooms Building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for local tea entrepreneur Miss Kate Cranston. First opened in 1903, the fully restored Tea Rooms re opened in July 2018.
Visit our beautiful Tea Rooms in this internationally recognised, A listed building.
What we offer:
Visit the original Willow Tea Rooms Building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for local tea entrepreneur Miss Kate Cranston, first opened in 1903. This iconic A listed heritage building is the only surviving tea room designed entirely by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, where he had complete design control over the exterior and interior. The building is of huge importance to Scotland's architectural and design heritage and is also recognised as one of the finest examples in the world of a complete Art Nouveau scheme.
Open daily throughout the year, as well as the chance to dine in truely unique surroundings, visitors can also book guided tours of the famous Tea Rooms as well as explore more in the Visitor Centre next door to the Tea Rooms - where you'll learn about the history of Glasgow, the rise of the arthouse Tea Rooms, the successful business woman and tea room entrepreneur Miss Cranston and her patronage of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The Tea Rooms have been brought back to their former glory under the care of The Willow Tea Rooms Trust, a registered charity set up specifically to restore and protect the Tea Rooms for future generations to enjoy.
Mackintosh at the Willow operates as a not-for-profit organisation, creating employment, training, development opportunities and support for young people and local communities. By visiting Mackintosh at the Willow you will also be contributing to creating positive change.
With a rich selection of loose leaf teas and freshly ground coffees, delicious freshly made cakes, scones, soups, sandwiches - and of course tempting afternoon teas there’s plenty to choose from – all enjoyed in the stunning, unique and historic surroundings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Miss Kate Cranston.