Tea House on the Loch, Gartcosh

Gorgeous setting next to Johnston Loch.  This is a garden centre with an attached cafe, well more like a cafe with a couple of plants outside.  Bit of a strange setting but the staff are friendly, clean toilets and some good lunch nosh.  cheese n ham toastie  and a steak toastie with two drinks came to £8.

Sun was shining, some nice scenery – bliss

Only downside was the coffee, bit watery – i think the coffee bean was at the other side of the loch waving.  Tea is ok tho 🙂

You can also buy home grown tomatoes etc and pay in the honesty box, watch out for the terracotta warriors inside!




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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    Glasgow Bike Shed team will cycle there soon!
    Nice one!

  2. Drefus

    Food looks horrendous – Cheap withe bread… reformatted ham…

  3. Mary bell

    Had a lovely day at tea house on the loch. Food good, staff friendly and view from table 2 was amazing. See you again soon

  4. Andrew White

    Personally I found the Teahouse had excellent services. It appears to be in the process of extension being built which might have put someone off but all OK as far as I am concerned.

  5. nic nak

    LOVE the lattes n the tomato and roasted red pepper soup is my favourite!

  6. G Campbell

    Loved this place, Staff friendly & helpful
    clean, food was great
    will be back again, loved the view
    great place to have a relaxing cuppa with friends & family
    or just chill alone with your laptop/book etc ..

  7. mirjoy

    The Teahouse is a great place to sit and relax, the food is great and the staff very friendly. It is now open till 6 pm on weekdays and till 9pm on Saturdays. A three course menu costs £13.50 or so which I think is great value. We will be back, this is a little haven not far from the city and well worth a visit.

  8. helen murray

    great relaxing place ,staff friendly ,great breakfast,how could anyone not like this place

  9. Mary bell

    Tea house on the loch is getting better every time we visit. They have a lovely new extension with a fantastic view of Johnston loch from each table. Our friend had their wedding at the tea house and it was amazing!!

  10. Plumbers Glasgow
    Plumbers Glasgow

    My friend and I often visit the tea house for lunch and every time the food and service is perfect. It’s a great place to relax and eat and I’m still working my way through trying all of the toasted sandwiches.

  11. mabel campbell

    every visit has been a pleasure..very clean..reasonable prices..tasty food..mozzerella cheese n ham panini my fave..staff very pleasant too and THAT makes all the difference

  12. Marie Milne

    This place was a treasure find for me…..Ive been going almost since it opened. The staff, menu and scenery all make up a delightful visit to this family run business. I ve noticed there are many ‘regular’ customers so thats says it all..
    Teahouse on the loch….see you soon. Marie

  13. Melaina25

    You should go back as they have panninis now 🙂 We went last spring and loved it! Can’t wait for the weather to be nice again! Wee east end gem.

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