We're delighted that Mackintosh at the Willow opened its doors to the public from 02 July. We are still a work in progress with some work ongoing and finishes to be completed but it's great to be welcoming so many local and international guests and we already have some regulars! The Willow is doing a phased opening during July and August and will be extending opening hours and expanding the menu over the next few weeks and months with the full menu available from September. Currently open from 9am to 5pm 7 days a week The Willow serves breakfasts, elevenses, light lunches, afternoon teas, high tea as well as coffees, teas and selected wines, gins and other refreshments. Our Retail Store is also open with a great variety of hand selected gifts and souvenirs available. The Store will be expanded over the next few weeks with a wider range of great products to choose from.
We've teamed up with the CRM Society who are providing an information and tours desk from the ground floor of our Visitor Centre. Visit our website for details and pricing of tours.
Our Exhibition space will open from early September and will tell the story of Miss Cranston, the rise of the tea rooms and the collaboration with Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Mackintosh at the Willow operates as a social enterprise and some of our waiting staff who'll serve you and our kitchen staff are young Princes Trust Scotland trainees, developing their skills and building their careers with us. As a social enterprise we'll also be extending our schools and community work done by our Learning and Education team and that's something that will increase after our dedicated Learning and Education suite opens later in the year. Something else to look forward to will be the opening of our conference facilities which along with the Tea Rooms means we can offer exciting and unique meeting, conference and events options in the heart of the city. We're also looking forward to the completion of our roof terrace at the back of our Visitor Centre which will be a great spot to relax with a tea or glass of wine. So there's a lot still to do and new members of the team still to join - and lots to look forward to in the coming months and years. For more information visit Mackintosh at the Willow. To make a reservation click here.