The Willow Tea Rooms
For tea-drinking north of the border, Matthew recommends this Glasgow stalwart. One for architectural historians as much as scone-scoffers, the tearoom was designed by the celebrated local architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Originally built in 1904 and recreated in the 1980s, 'Mackintosh even designed the teaspoons and waitresses' dresses here,' says Matthew. 'Choose from an array of loose teas, sandwiches and pastries'.
Where 217 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow (0141 332 0521; www.willowtearooms.co.uk)