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“Best Afternoon Tea so far in Glasgow”

The Tea Rooms at The Butterfly and the Pig
Ranked #9 of 79 Coffee & Tea in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Unwind and take in a real slice of Glasgow history in our beautifully restored traditional tea rooms set amongst original townhouse features. A perfect venue for a pre-theatre afternoon tea or wee treat after a long day of shopping on Glasgow's Style Mile. We bake and brew everything in-house with a fine selection of traditional leaf teas and modern adaptions from the tea pigs range all accompanied by our hand crafted cakes and bakes to suit all tastes and dietary requirements.
Perth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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“Best Afternoon Tea so far in Glasgow”
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Being fans of the concept of Afternoon Tea, we've tried a few places now, several of which are in Glasgow. To date, this has been the best experience.
The main room that we were in had an olde tea shoppe charm with mismatching china cups, saucers and teapots, a quirky approach similar to that of Loopy Lorna's in Edinburgh.
The food was excellent and we opted for the £32 for two afternoon teas with a glass of Prosecco each.
Sandwiches on the bottom layer comprised of egg mayonnaise, roast beef, ham salad, tuna and cream cheese and cucumber. Middle layer had 2 home made scone halves with jam and cream and 4 other cakes, also home made. The top layer, rather controversially in my opinion since I'm a believer of cakes being on the top, consisted of 2 oatcakes. These would have been accompanied by smoked salmon, but we asked for an alternative and and were given chicken with pesto, which was a satisfactory substitute.
A really popular place on a Saturday afternoon, frequented it seems by mainly women, as I was the only male in a room with 16 other women. Wasn't complaining though!
Booking essential though or you've no chance.

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“China plate”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We had afternoon tea which consisted of a lovely smoked salmon 'taster' followed by chunky bread sandwiches with fillings to order. There were scones with jam and huge wedges of chocolate cake and coconut sponge. This was all served on a three tier china stand. A pot of tea, which gave us at least three cups each, just topped off the whole thing. It was like tea at Grandma's house. All the crockery was a mis-match of beautiful china, the tables were scrubbed wood and had embroidered cloths. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the place itself was extremely interesting with lots of vintage memorabilia. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and 'feel good' experience.

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