On Tuesday in Glasgow, the boy and I headed to the Willow Tearooms on Sauchiehall Street for an over-priced tourist breakfast. I’d already scouted out the menu on a recent walk-by of the place (which I ridiculously forgot to photo from the front, what.a.douche.) so pretty much knew what I’d be having.
The Willow tearooms was originally designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for this woman who owned a whole host of tearooms in Glasgow. She sold up at some point, and the tearooms closed. Then some lovely person bought and restored the Sauchiehall street tearoom, and also recreated another Willow tearoom elsewhere in the city.
The tea list is immense, it being a tearoom and that, and as I’m not really a seasoned tea-drinker (well, I drink either regular ol’ black tea or a bunch of herbal shit) we decided to go down the safe route and opted for Scottish Breakfast tea-for-two.
In which an astrophysicist waits longingly for his eggs. Ignore the cave man look, he needs a hair cut… GET A HAIR CUT.
Nice cuppa. They serve the tea the old way, loose leaf with a cute strainer, milk and natural cut sugar lumps. Dude, I never have sugar, let alone sugar in lump form. Best. Day. Ever!
Everything is freakin’ monogrammed, they really bought into the whole Mackintosh font thing here. Ah well, can’t blame them.
MINE! I went for Scottish smoked salmon and eggs. They really gave me a whole heap of fish here, and it was nice fish, too. Sometimes smoked salmon makes me gag, but this was nice.
… And a patient Adam waiting to tuck in to his Arbroath Smokie and eggs. I, however, cannot abide fish with super tiny throat-and-lung puncturing bones in it. Why not just eat something embedded with pins? hum? mentalist.
Served with a mound of wholegrain toast.
Scottish breakfast tea for two £4.20
Smoked Salmon & eggs £6.15
Arbroath Smokie & eggs £6.50
I think they then added a bunch of stuff on, not a service charge I don’t think? anyway, the bill came to closer to £18.00. Nice though.