Mackintosh at the Willow

Mackintosh at the Willow includes a 200 seat restaurant in the A listed, internationally recognised, original Willow Tea Rooms Building and our new Visitor Centre next door!

Mackintosh At The Willow

About Mackintosh at the Willow

217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3EX
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The famous Tea Rooms first opened in 1903 and are of huge importance to Glasgow’s architectural and cultural heritage and are the only surviving Tea Rooms designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for local entrepreneur and patron Miss Kate Cranston.

Over the years and through various changes of ownership and use, the building had deteriorated until it was purchased in 2014 by The Willow Tea Rooms Trust in order to prevent the forced sale of the building, closure of the Tea Rooms and loss of its contents to collectors.

For the last 4 years it has been undergoing an extensive restoration in order to bring it back to its former glory, to reopen it to the public and create a sustainable future.

Mackintosh at the Willow operates as a social enterprise creating training, learning, employment and other opportunities and support for young people and communities. We’ve worked with The Prince’s Trust and Dumfries House who have recruited and provided training for young people and we’ve created employment, skills development and further training opportunities for them at Mackintosh at the Willow. When you visit, some of our staff who will welcome and serve you and prepare your food are our young trainees, developing their skills and experience and building great careers and opportunities.

Upcoming Events at Mackintosh at the Willow

Festive Family Activity: Decorating Gingerbread Cookies

16th December 2023 - 17th December 2023

Come and join the team at Mackintosh at the Willow for some festive, family fun in our Creative Learning space decorating gingerbread cookies!


Make an Embossed Copper Box with Bryony Knox

24th February 2024

Join The Willow Tea Rooms Trust on Saturday 24th February to make your own Glasgow Style-inspired embossed copper box with metalworker and tutor Bryony Knox.


Make a Stencilled Fabric Panel with Astrid Weigel

9th March 2024

Join The Willow Tea Rooms Trust on Saturday 9th March to make your own Glasgow Style-inspired stencilled fabric panel with artist and tutor Astrid Weigel.


Make an Embroidery with Lucy Freeman

13th April 2024

Join The Willow Tea Rooms Trust on Saturday 13th April to make your own Glasgow Style-inspired embroidery with embroiderer and tutor Lucy Freeman.


Make a Gesso Panel with Alison McIntosh-Prentice

11th May 2024

Join The Willow Tea Rooms Trust Saturday 11th May to make your own Glasgow Style-inspired gesso panel with artist and tutor Alison McIntosh-Prentice.


Make a Stained Glass Window Hanger with Matthew Donnelly

8th June 2024

Join The Willow Tea Rooms Trust on Saturday 8th June to make your own Glasgow Style-inspired stained glass window hanger with artist and tutor Matthew Donnelly.


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A visit to The Willow Tea Rooms is a must for anyone interested in enjoying tasty traditional food and drinks in an atmospheric setting!


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