We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Hidden Lane Tearoom

#209 of 2,032 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1103 Argyle Street | Unit 8, The Hidden Lane, Glasgow G3 8ND, Scotland
+44 141 237 4391
10:00 - 18:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 258: English reviews
Level Contributor
109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank RuthyGlasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank Cath L
Level Contributor
55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter and 3 year old granddaughter wanted to take me for an afternoon tea to celebrate my birthday. Susan found this wee gem on google and we booked a table. Well, what a lovely time we had. Susan and I had the luxury afternoon tea, accompanied by spicy citrus tea for me and yogi chai for Susan. The lovely... More 

Thank Irene M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I booked a table for afternoon tea for a friends birthday and I can say this place is literally a hidden gem. The food, and service was phenomenal. We opted for the luxurious afternoon tea which gave us unlimited tea of any variety, and a ton of food. The staff where also very polite and helpful. Will definitely be going... More 

Thank eyeright83
Level Contributor
381 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Hang on in there, as the entrance to this little place via a down-at-heel lane doesn't look very inviting but you will find an oasis of calm and pretty china and home-baking.A characterful charming place especially upstairs.

Thank Scotlandmac
Beith, Ayrshire
Level Contributor
145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My daughter's hen afternoon was held here in their private space. The afternoon tea was super with a great variety of delicious cakes and sandwiches. They also catered well for guests with specific dietary requirements. The staff were friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us.

Thank mosouthbarr

Travellers who viewed The Hidden Lane Tearoom also viewed


Been to The Hidden Lane Tearoom? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 18:00
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Hidden Lane Tearoom and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Hidden Lane Tearoom staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?