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“Have fun!”

The Tea Rooms at The Butterfly and the Pig
Ranked #9 of 74 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.
Bournemouth
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Have fun!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Lovely fresh scones and tea in cosy, old-fashioned setting. Old movie running on a screen on the wall (no sound though so you can chat. Non-matching crockery and furniture.Quirky bits and pieces around the room.Great atmosphere and friendly service. Go and have fun. You'll leave refreshed and with a smile.

  • Visited January 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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North Lanarkshire
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192 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Nice piece of nostalgia”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Had a lovely afternoon tea here at the weekend. I go to a lot of these types of tea rooms but this was by far the best. The decor is quirky and nostalgic. The girls serving were very friendly and helpful. The food was beautifully presented and tasted lovely. Good value and a nice experience. Will go again soon.

  • Visited January 2013
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Glasgow
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Afternoon tea as it should be!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

My mum brought me here today as an early birthday treat, and what a treat we had! I am a lover of afternoon tea and so have had a fair few! However, this is the best I have had to date! We were served a fantastic selection of sandwiches, bursting full of filling on thick sliced crusty bread. A tier of gorgeous cakes, creaw and jam scones, a cupcake and 3 other loaf slices. Then on top 2 beautiful oatcakes, we chose the chicken option, but there were 3 different options.

The service was good, not intrusive, but prompt when we needed it. The tea room was smaller than I expected, but this was actually a good thing as it felt like a more social environment and less like a conveyor belt! I loved the miss matched tea sets and olde worlde feel to the room with odd tables and chairs and grannys table cloths and doillies! The only downside, and it is barely an issue, was the noise. Really, there is not a lot that could be done to help this as it was only noise from others' conversations and an Adele soundtrak that was playing on loop, but not loudly. It was just a bit difficult to chat without having to raise your voice a little.

If afternoon tea isn't your thing, there is a small menu of what looked to be lovely brunch items and sandwiches. We saw a few customers order some slices of cake from the fridge, I say slices, more like wedges! They all looked fabulous aswell!

This was deffinately the best value afternoon tea I have had. Be prepared to ask for a doggie bag to take your left overs home!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Scotslass08
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Glasgow
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Best afternoon tea in Glasgow by a distance”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

A really lovely experience, fine china, couple of TVs, big bay windows looking out onto Bath Street - it's hard to fault this place.

Visited December 2012
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Thank John_Denis
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Great soup and nice sandwiches but the baking really stood out!”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Went with my partner for lunch and loved this place.

Service was OK, nothing special, but the food really stands out compared to cafe type places that serve soup, sandwiches, and cakes. Really special and beautifully home crafted!

Had spinach and potato soup with a brie open sandwich for my main- the soup and sandwich combo is served with just a small bowl of the soup which was a good thing as the sandwich was so huge. Fine value though at 7.50 to 8.50 depending on which sandwich you go for with the soup. And the portions are really generous so this was worth it. Very fresh, beautifully presented, very tasty and really stood out from food you could get at similar type places.

Then had banana cake with gorgeous butter icing to finish, was so stunningly presented and made, and tasted devine. Couldn't have asked for better baking. We looked at all the menu offers, does great all day breakfast items and a big selection of sandwiches to suit all tastes.

Tea rooms themselves are beautifully themed in a kind of antique manner reminiscent of the 50s. If the tea room is full there are tables just outside it which sit on a stairwell, not so pleasant to sit in.

Loved the food and thought that despite being slightly more expensive than other Glasgow cafes, the quality of the food was well worth it.

  • Visited November 2012
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