Places to Take Your Gran for a Scran
Glasgow has a new image in the eyes of her own people, and people across the world.
The last few years witnessed the rebirth of Glasgow as a cosmopolitan city, Commonwealth hosts, Turner Prize hosts, Turner Prize winners, Glaswegians gracing the silver screens of Hollywood, Doctor Who is a fully fledged Glaswegian. John Barrowman is even appearing in one of the USA’s most successful TV series’ as anti-hero.
Glaswegians are so comfortable in our new modern image that we think nothing of heading out for a wee afternoon High Tea….Wait!! What!!
Yeah Glasgow prove your modern day credentials and come and partake in a delightful afternoon of high tea.
Glasgow’s Willow Tea Rooms- Sauchiehall Street
Designed in 1904 by Scotland’s monumental Art Nouveau commander Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Willow Tea Rooms are a literal living breathing piece of 100 year old art. Almost unheralded across the Western World. One of Glasgow’s greatest tourist draws, they also do a pretty special three tiered cake stand and they have one hundred years experience in making tea. Unmissable.
Cup- Byres Road
Sitting on Byres Road and not too far away from Hillhead Underground Station, Cup Tea Lounge is a premises offering cakes and cocktails, (but keep it quiet) it’s actually a little tea and cake venue with the added delightful option of a cocktail menu. Trip Advisor users regularly comment on the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. Oh and did we mention the cakes?
Browns- George Square
Positioned in the City Centre’s 130 year old ex- General Post Office, Browns is far more than a simple purveyor of high tea. Offering cocktails, full breakfast and even a newsletter or membership if one should choose to sign one’s life away. Browns. Thurs, Friday, and Saturday, Browns has a live piano and afternoon tea costs £16 for two.
The Corinthian Club- Ingram Street
Instant elegance and class, every minute of every day (Well perhaps avoiding 6am kicking out time) Glasgow’s Corinthian is a Scottish institution. £16 pound per person and quite assertive that you need to book prior to your appearance to avoid missing an afternoon of fine lunch within one of Glasgow’s premier establishments. served 12pm-5pm.
Blythswood Square- Blythswood Square
One of the highlights of Glasgow’s high tea culture. Blythswood Square in Blythswood Square is the only A list 5 star hotel in Glasgow. Regularly frequented by the lifestyles of the rich and the famous. The hotel is almost as famous for its frequent guests as it is for it high tea. For high tea, presented with a glass of Moet champagne, will set you back £22. Fairly reasonable prices considering at the weekend there’s no online reservation and an almost royal rumble to reserve a seat by phone.
How about it Glasgow, fancy a little high tea? Where is your favourite little High Tea eaterie?