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The Hidden Lane Tearoom

#241 of 2,061 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Scottish
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1103 Argyle Street | Unit 8, The Hidden Lane, Glasgow G3 8ND, Scotland
+44 141 237 4391
10:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You really need to know where you are going to find the tearoom. It's just down a lane in finnieston off the main road. The high tea served was plentiful, varied and delicious. The old cake stands , crockery quirky interior all added to an enjoyable afternoon catch up for friends.Best to book.

Thank Joanne M
Widnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely little tea rooms lovely sandwiches and cakes have visited quite a few times. With my daughter and husband and never had any complaints. The afternoon tea is beautifully served on a platter with finger sandwiches and cakes Would. Most certainly visit again if we are ever back in Glasgow

Thank cornwalldreamer56
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well known if you are local, but a hidden gem to us who live on the other side of the city. We just had tea/coffee and shared a cake. All were very nice as was the staff. The tearoom is small, quaint and the china, furniture etc a wee time capsule. Prices were also very good

Thank Derek M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered chai tea which was disgusting. Not warm enough and was not chai tea just tea bag in hot milk. Cramped place

Thank soul-foods
Hidden Lane T, Owner at The Hidden Lane Tearoom, responded to this review

I am very confused, we don't use teabags for any of our teas unless you ordered Tetley tea specifically. Could you give me more details about your visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Speciality teas are fab, especially the Lavender Earl Grey and the Chai teas. Came here for morning tea treat and had the Rose and Pistacio cake and sister had Scone with the usual cream and jam. Everything is served in dainty wee china teapots, cups and saucers with wee side plates. The soft drinks are served in old jars! Not... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The Hidden Lane Tearoom is most definitely a little hidden gem. Visited today 15/11 for a luxury afternoon tea celebrating my mums birthday. Where to begin? The atmosphere in this little vintage tea room is perfect from the second you walk in. Staff very friendly, and we were seated upstairs. Included in the luxury afternoon tea is corkage, so you... More 

Thank Hammy001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this place on a Sunday afternoon. Very warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere. It's a wee place but very well laid out with a hidden 'living room' in the back. Staff are wonderful. The food was excellent, particularly the scones which are quite honestly the best I've ever had. Tea and coffee also a very high standard. The staff were... More 

Thank Sean I
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I had lunch in the tearoom a few days ago. I discovered it through an Alan Cunning's video about hidden gems in Glasgow and I can assure you he was right! It is really a gem! I had the most amazing scone as a dessert and the sandwich I got before was just as good as the dessert!It is located... More 

Thank Mari_Llopart
Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a little gem of a place that I discovered today and am already planning on revisiting. We had Afternoon Tea and it was excellent value at £15 for a lovely selection of cakes and sandwiches and unlimited tea and coffee. The food was lovely and the service was very relaxed (in a good way!). Will definitely go back.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Having walked past this lane a thousand times, I decided to follow the sign to the tea room, on a whim. Found myself in a lane I didn't know existed, higgledy, neglected old buildings converted into quirky art spaces - what an interesting find! At the end of the lane, the improvised tea room is tucked away, all shabby chic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 Argyle Street | Unit 8, The Hidden Lane, Glasgow G3 8ND, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Anderston
  • Neighbourhood: Anderston
  • Phone Number: +44 141 237 4391
Celebrating all things vintage, The Hidden Lane Tearoom harks back to a bygone era where drinking from the finest china and enjoying High Tea was simply a way of life.
Open from 9 - 6, the tearoom is a place to come and enjoy breakfast, bruch, lunch, high tea and early dinner with a range of dishes, loose leaf teas, coffee and delicious home baking to suit all.
With its hidden away location surrounded by colourful ofices, studios and workshops the Tearoom really is one of Glasgow's best kept secrets.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?