Willow Tea Rooms (Glasgow):​ Review

217 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow

V: 15th July 2018      T:  0141 332 7696  W: www.willowtearoomstrust.org

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


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I had been here many years ago, I think just before it closed for some sandwiches and coffee. I heard it hard recently opened so I thought I would pop in, have a small something and see how the renovation had changed it.

On entering it has changed a lot!!! what used to be where you would buy bits and bobs, and some jewellery its now all for you to sit in and have something to eat or drink.

Next door is now where you can purchas items.

Todays Order…

Scone with jam and clotted cream £4.25
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The wait for this was a little longer than expected, but it did arrive warm so I am guessing it was maybe freshly made.

This was good, what can you say a scone with clotted cream and jam is just mmmm

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Viennese Coffee £4.00
2 shots of espresso and whipped cream

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On arrival, I took the photo right away. This did not look like what it should be, it looked like it should be something else (but it was the correct order)

A Viennese Coffee should not look like this, this just visually looked like a double espresso and that was it.

The coffee was nice but it was NOT what it says it was.

This is how it should be!

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Sorry guys big disappointment here!!!

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 1
Value for Money : 2

Overall

Overall the refurb for here was very nice, at the time of my visit it was only open maybe around the two weeks area.

Today’s visit was ok, I loved the scone but the coffee a massive disappointment!

At some point, I will go back and try the afternoon tea.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 4
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 3.5

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Afternoon Tea at Apex Hotel (Glasgow) : Review

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110 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 2EN

V: 18th March 2018      T:  0141 375 3333  W: www.apexhotels.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


This was an Itison deal I got as part of Mother’s Day, it was £19 for Afternoon Tea for two at the Apex Hotel in Glasgow.

I had never been here before to stay, dine or for Afternoon Tea but the images I saw on the offer page was very nice and I booked.

On arrival we were shown to the table, and asked what drinks we would like with the Afternoon Tea.

The Afternoon Tea…

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When it arrived the presentation was very nice, and I couldn’t wait to start and see how this was compared to the other Afternoon Tea’s I have had.

From start to end this was very nice, my only issue was there could have been slightly bigger sandwiches or even a few more.

The one part of this that stood out was the little Haggis Bon Bon’s, these were AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

Overall it was a very nice day, and very nice Afternoon and definitely worth the money. If I see the deal on again, I will be purchasing it again.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : N/A
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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Chaophraya Afternoon Tea (Glasgow) : Review

The Townhouse
Nelson Mandela Place
Glasgow G1 2LL

V: 19th August 2017      T: (0141) 332 0041    W: www.chaophraya.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (Very well behaved)      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have not been to Chaophraya (Glasgow) for a very long time, I think it was when it first opened and then once maybe twice for cocktails at its Palm Lounge bar.

If you have never visited here you are in for a treat, and I am talking about a visual treat to start with. From the outside it just looks like an OK building, but when you enter you are transported to a warm rich Thai interior.

 


When Chaophraya took over this building they spared no expense, the interior is amazing and everywhere you look its filled with amazing statues, paintings etc etc and this isn’t just for the entrance hall its the same on every floor.

I spotted that here was doing a Thai Afternoon Tea, and I do like my Afternoon Tea’s so I had to buy the Itison offer and see what it was like.

Afternoon Tea :

This was £19 for two and anything else you order like coffee, coke, food is an extra cost on the day.

Thai Afternoon Tea

 


What Was Served :

  • Aromatic duck served in a hirata bun with crunchy cucumber, spring onions and hoisin dressing
  • Chicken thigh hand-wrapped in pandan leaf
  • Vegetable spring roll with sweet chilli dipping sauce
  • Thai pancakes with pandan leaf custard
  • Deep fried banana with toasted sesame seeds
  • Sultana scone with jam, butter and cream

On arrival this was very nicely presented, and it looked very nice and tasty.

Munch munch munch and done.

Everything that was served was very full in flavour, and very very moreish!!! I still felt a little hungry after it but that’s just me, but I enjoyed this so much I looked for the offer again but it was finished….but keep watching as I heard its very popular and it will be on offer again.

My favourite from the selection was the duck in the hirata bun, I wish there had been more of this as it was so good.

Portion Size : 5
Value for Money :  N/A
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5

Overall :

Overall my return visit was very good, I was very relaxed and enjoyed the Afternoon Tea.

If I was to be fussy I could say there could have been more scones (these we, also I heard a few people ask for more jam and cream also offer plain scone as some people don’t like fruit scones………..and maybe more cakes but that’s just being too fussy and greedy.

I enjoyed this and will be keeping watch for the offer again.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : n/a
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Value for money: N/A as voucher
  • Overall : 4.5