The Willow Tearooms are very well known throughout Glasgow among locals and visitors alike. The classic Charles Rennie Mackintosh style is iconic and gives a sense of pride to Scottish history. It is a perfect spot in the city centre for some lunch or coffee and cakes. There are two sites to choose from, one on Buchanan Street and on on Sauchiehall Street. The latter has temporarily moved to a new location while the original building has work done.
They offer a vast array of Scottish food, with plenty of options for vegetarians too. What they are really known for is the Afternoon Tea which comes with sandwiches, scones and cake (with tea of course).
You can also buy little souvenirs from the gift shop; they have everything from jewellery to bookmarks and fine china. You won’t find many places that you can eat and shop in, it’s the best of both worlds.
I would recommend going for Afternoon Tea – it’s not something you can get in many locations!