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The Hidden Lane Tearoom

) #15 of 102 Coffee & Tea in Glasgow #334 of 2,057 Places to Eat in Glasgow $$ - $$$, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
1103 Argyle Street | Unit 8, The Hidden Lane, Glasgow G3 8ND, Scotland
+44 141 237 4391
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwiches” (81 reviews)
“cake” (31 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1103 Argyle Street | Unit 8, The Hidden Lane, Glasgow G3 8ND, Scotland
Neighbourhood: Anderston
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Simple test of any cafe is their tea and scone ( in my humble opinion of one). Choice of plain, fruit or "dark chocolate and Raspberry". Great range of teas - selected Rooibus - and it came loose leaf in a pot. Both scone and...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband tracked this down for my birthday. It's well hidden but worth finding! An eclectic place with a random mix of old fashioned China. However the food was delicious. We had a traditional afternoon tea and a wee tea. More than enough and very...More

Thank GirlGuideHouston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my year in Glasgow, I frequented the Hidden Lane Tearoom so many times I've lost count. Tucked away just off of Argyle St, it's a perfect place to escape to on a rainy day. It has a lovely vintage charm and tea is served...More

Thank Victoria Z
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Invited a friend to lunch on good Friday in this establishment. Soup was like a bowl of porridge, should have refused it but was too polite to cause a scene in an overcrowded room.Had to reorder tea and cake as we waited some time ,they...More

Thank crosbost
Hidden Lane T, Manager at The Hidden Lane Tearoom, responded to this review

Apologies that you had a bad experience. We were very busy on good Friday but it is unacceptable for you to have to ask twice for your order. Our teas are mostly all loose leaf tea, people like their tea at different strengths and we...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

I never leave negative reviews but I'm disheartened enough by our experience at The Hidden Lane Tearoom to make an exception. My incredible mum has leukaemia and recently got home after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. She has an obvious feeding tube in place, taped...More

Thank Sarah W
Hidden Lane T, Manager at The Hidden Lane Tearoom, responded to this review

Hi, I would firstly like to clarify that when you arrived we apologised and told you we were fully booked and did not have an available table today. You asked if it one would be available later, i said i was unsure, that we closed...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

A very pleasant way to pass a dull afternoon is to be looked after at the Hidden Lane Tearoom. Although I booked in advance everything was made once we had arrived to allow for maximum freshness. They were more than able to cater to the...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

A little ramshackle cafe with odd crockery, Massive post of leaf tea, tasty sandwiches and cake to die for. Not cheap but worth every penny. Spot on. 👍

Thank Peterpoddy
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We visited today as a treat for my 40th birthday. We had the luxury afternoon tea and it was lovely. The sandwiches were all really tasty and the fillings were interesting and different. As for the cakes, well they were just excellent! They were so...More

1  Thank lsc77
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter for an impromptu afternoon tea. Having been before I had high expectations for this visit as the last visit was outstanding. Again the afternoon tea was phenomenal! Delicious fresh sandwiches and amazing cakes and scones. Well done ladies!!😊

1  Thank Hammy001
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I just wanted to say what a lovely little place the The Hidden Lane Tearoom is. I booked the private room for my 40th birthday with 22 friends and what a great afternoon we all had. All the staff were very helpful and accommodating, the...More

Thank Nicola R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I was thinking of bringing a two year old (who is objectively well behaved) for tea. Is this a terrible idea?
27 April 2017|
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Response from Hidden Lane T | Property representative |
Not at all! We have kids in all the time. We do a smaller version of our afternoon tea for little ones which is very popular, you can also swap a cake for fruit salad if you fancy. If you want to come at the weekend or on... More
Do I need to book for afternoon tea?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Kirsty T | Property representative |
It is not necessary to book, but we do get very busy at the weekends so we would therefore recommend booking at the weekend. Thanks The Hidden Lane Tearoom
What is the parking like surrounding the hiddenlane tearoom?
1 December 2016|
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Response from Foodguy1234 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is fine. Its Glasgow :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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.