House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow: Hours, Address, House for an Art Lover Reviews: 4.5/5

House for an Art Lover
4.5
Art Galleries • Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
About
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: South Side
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1,227 reviews
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Nessie100
Lewiston, UK147 contributions
Great afternoon tea
Nov 2021 • Couples
Four of us went for afternoon tea and were really impressed. Nice little cafe, very friendly staff and food really good. In fact we couldn’t eat all the cakes so we’re given take away boxes so didn’t waste them. Excellent value for money.
Written 20 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for booking your Afternoon Tea with us in the Art Lover's Café. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed it and felt well looked after! Best wishes, Lynn
Written 6 December 2021
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henlowboy
Harpenden, UK840 contributions
Great Rennie Mackintosh inspired building
Sep 2021
Great place to visit only a short walk from Dumbrek train station. House is. set in a large park..
£5 entry for seniors.was god value. Rennie Mackintosh throughout the house and you are allowed to touch and sit on chairs .
Plenty of rooms to see , and a cafe don the ground floor as well.
A must see visit if that is your thing..
Written 7 October 2021
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Thank you very much for visiting, and for taking the time to leave your comments, we are happy to her that you enjoyed your time at the House. Best wishes, Lynn
Written 6 December 2021
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Margaret F
1 contribution
Memorial event
Oct 2021 • Friends
Hired “The View” for a very special Memorial event . The venue was perfect for the occasion.
So informal and relaxed .

Kate, the event coordinator was professional , efficient and reassuring throughout the booking process . Nothing was any trouble.

On the evening Sarah was in charge, she took care of everything and was exceptional. She was calm, confident and professional . In fact all the staff in attendance were exceptional.

Due to the nature of the occasion, it was important that it was perfect on the night , which it was.

I’ve received so many comments from guests who were there saying how appropriate and beautiful the venue was, and how friendly and attentive the staff were.

Highly recommend for any occasion. Thank you, much appreciated.
Written 6 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for taking the time to feedback on your recent experience at the house, we are happy to hear that you felt well looked after by the team, and that everything went as planned for your special event. We very much appreciate your comments and recommendation. Best wishes, Lynn
Written 7 October 2021
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alandeans63
Glasgow, UK296 contributions
The Ruby of all Ruby's!
Sep 2021
The venue and staff were excellent however the toilets could have been cleaned prior to our evening function. Last night my wife and I held our Ruby wedding anniversary at the HAL. From the initial engagement with Kate the event organiser to the evening service by Scott the duty manager and his staff, the venue and the function area in the View was exactly what we wanted. Scott and his staff went above and beyond on the night and ensured out family and friends had an enjoyable experience. Well worth the money and we will use it again in the future!
Written 26 September 2021
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Many thanks for your comments Alan, we are happy to hear that your Ruby celebration was all that you had hoped it would be. I am so sorry to hear that the toilets were not refreshed for your guests arrival, and will certainly pas this feedback, along with your kind comments, to the team. We appreciate you taking the the time to feedback and hope to see you again at the venue in the future! best wishes, Lynn
Written 7 October 2021
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Kate C
Edinburgh42 contributions
Wonderful wedding venue
Sep 2021
We had the great pleasure of attending a wedding here. The meal was absolutely delicious - beautifully cooked, and presented. They knew exactly who was sitting where so all the correct choices arrived for each individual without any fuss. All the staff were courteous and friendly. We had a fantastic day here.
Written 23 September 2021
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Thanks so much for your lovely comments Kate, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time as a wedding guest with us at the venue, and will certainly pass your comments to chef and the wedding team who look after our guests. Best wishes, Lynn
Written 7 October 2021
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Stewpot001
Newton Mearns, UK75 contributions
Afternoon Tea? - it will be hard to beat The House for Art Lovers.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Our family arranged afternoon tea today, 19th Sept. as part of our 16th Sept. Diamond Wedding celebrations. The whole experience was excellent: the staff, the quality of the food and the atmosphere in the venue.
Written 19 September 2021
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Many thanks for your lovely feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea at the venue for your Diamonds Wedding celebrations! Thanks, Lynn
Written 7 October 2021
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Marie S
Hook, UK25 contributions
Good food and service and a pleasant outdoor setting
Aug 2021
The menu was great. There was a good selection of breakfast offerings and there was an array of mouth watering cakes.
Written 23 August 2021
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Many thanks for your feedback, we very much appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit! Best wishes, Lynn
Written 7 October 2021
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Drew B
Stepps, UK6 contributions
Poor customer experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
Walked past their large banner at the entrance stating ‘open for takeaway’. When we got to the outdoor seating area at the cafe (2:30 pm), we were pleasantly surprised to see that only three outdoor tables were taken.

Therefore, instead of takeaway, we asked to be seated outside.

The server promptly told us that they were not prepared to offer any further seating outside & in the same breath “we are not doing takeaway either.”

An elderly couple were walking in as we were exiting so we hung around long enough to watch them being immediately seated inside with no prior booking in place.

A disappointing experience.
Written 22 August 2021
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We are sorry to hear of your disappointing experience, its difficult to know the details of your individual visit, but we do usually offer walk in tables until last orders subject to availability of tables and staffing levels. Please accept our apologies of you felt any oversight on this occasion, I do hope it won't put you off visiting again sometime - we would be delighted to have the opportunity to look after you. Best wishes, Lynn
Written 7 October 2021
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babykong
London, UK396 contributions
Living Work of Art.
Aug 2021 • Solo
Unfortunately they were preparing for a wedding on the day that I visited, so didn’t get to fully enjoy the house. Though I did get a slight reduction on the price of the ticket, which I appreciated.

Love the history of the house, and really admire the dedication and passion of all those who brought this gorgeous work of art to life.

Definitely worth a visit, and I’d highly recommend visiting the café for one of their delicious cakes too.
Written 22 August 2021
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Many thanks for visiting and for taking the time to let us know how you got on, we very much appreciate your comments and recommendation. Bets wishes, Lynn
Written 7 October 2021
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bjwcbc@yahoo.co.uk
13 contributions
Such a treat to be back
Aug 2021
Such a treat to be back in this delightful place. The cafe was super clean and safe.
There was a warm welcome. The staff are always so attentive and contribute greatly to a wonderful experience.
The lunch was delectable. A very generous portion of fish cakes and salad for me and steak focaccia for my husband. A delicious raspberry sorbet completed our lunch.
We come up to North Perthshire each year and visits to House for an Art Lover’s cafe is an integral part of our annual holiday.
After the last fifteen months it was blissful to be back.
Written 13 August 2021
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We are so happy to hear that you managed to fit in a stop ay House for an Art Lover on your way North once more, and even more so that it did not disappoint. Hopefully we will see you again at the venue. Best wishes, Lynn
Written 7 October 2021
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