The Glass Dome Restaurant

4.2
170 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steak
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Taking pride in its superior ingredients The Glass Dome serves only the finest Argentine beef. The meat is chosen for it's special flavour, which comes from animals that are fed with highly nutritious natural grass. Unlike beef from anywhere else in the world, it will practically melt in your mouth. In our International cuisine our chef has included dishes from France to Brasil with a quirky twist. You can sit and let the world go by listening to the soft live piano music. We are also able to cater for private functions so if you are looking for somewhere special to celebrate we have a stunning venue. We will help you to create your ideal event or celebration from our hand selected canapé menu to the flowers on the table. We discuss your requirements and tailor to meet your needs.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Argentinian, International
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 6pm -10:30pm
Saturday: 6pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
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Phone number
020 8704 1771
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Jonai Lopes Pinfold
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Area
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Parking Details
Free parking after 6-30pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday.
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Public Transit
Bus routes 220, 270 and 485 are all in Putney Bridge Road and the other bus stops are within 5 minutes walk. Nearest rail is East Putney (underground system, District Line)and 10 minutes walk or Putney Rail again 10 minutes walk.
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Entertainment
Live piano.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Wine
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3.9
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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and very attentive. Perfectly cooked steak. Definitely will be going back very soon!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sevice with the best olives I've ever tasted!! The meat platter was not a dissapointment, amazingly good. This little restaurant is a gem in Putney. Support them!!

GA
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a birthday dinner, and we were recommended a wine by the waiter who knew what he was talking about! We ordered starters to share, each one was fantastic, and we were talkign about which was our favourite for a while not coming to any conclusion! The steak was perfect, again we had recommendations and suggestions from the waiter who was not wrong with anything! Loved it - would definitely go back for a special occasion!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2015
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Stayed in Putney Bridge for Wimbledon and booked here for the Friday night.
Just me and my mum we each had a burger (wanted the lamb one but they had run out) - was on par with the best burger I've ever had - crab cake starter was also nice - no room for dessert but there was a good selection on the chalk board.
Really nice chilled ambience - piano player started around 10pm - waiting staff very friendly and knowledgeable.
Would definitely go back!

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I had a lovely meal here last Friday, we travelled from East London and it was definitely worth it. The piano and lighting was amazing and really set a great atmosphere. The food was very impressive, the lamb is definitely worth trying! The waiters and owners really made us feel at home. Lovely people, lovely restaurant.

d
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lots of very good looking steaks, which didn't interest me as i am a vegetarian. But the atmosphere was good, and the staff very, very friendly. Piano playing as the evening wore on created a fine ambiance.. Brought back my days in Argentina.

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Drinks and food menu are very short but there were plenty of options on there that we wanted to try. I had the chorizo and avocado salad and my girlfriend the fish ceviche - both were tasty and were a decent portion. For main we had the rib eye and pork belly. Again can't fault the cooking and quality of the steak - on par with Gaucho's and almost Hawksmoor in my opinion. The Spanish Rioja we chose was faulty (slight fizz) but they replaced it immediately with a very decent Malbec. All in all a great find and we'll return.

f
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it food was great

B
London
46 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Half price on food on Wednesday's which is great value, however we found that service charge is added up from from the total bill price not the discounted price food. Other than that excellent

H
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was incredible, from starter to main it was beautiful. With a great selection of wine as well! Unfortunately due to it being so busy we ended up having to wait over an hour for our food, which wasn't ideal, but our waiter was so lovely about it, apologising and updating us very often and offered us free dessert at the end to make up for it. I think we also just had bad timing because 2 groups of over 6 came in only minutes before us!

The food was definitely worth the wait, and we will be back!

p
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Comparable in terms of quality to the well known steak restaurants in London.
Staff were friendly and helpful.

I can't fault the food at all. in our group of 4, we had starters, main and shared a dessert.
Starters were very tasty, Mains were of great quality and also very tasty.
The only negative thing I would say is the dessert portions are really small. In our group we ordered a sticky toffee pudding and a brownie. Each dessert was for two to share When then they came we were disappointed as it was a small portion ( even if just for 1 person to have alone).

The wines were really nice too. I would recommend this restaurant- and will definitely go back.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place looks the part and has the feel of a family run restaurant. Live piano music in the background was pleasant. The service whilst a bit slow was good enough. Food was good, some nice touches and steaks cooked perfectly. The sides should really have been included in the meal price as should choice of sauce. We had the friday night special offer, which included a glass of house wine. Still turned out to be an overpriced meal once sides and service added. This place worth a visit on a Wednesday or Thursday when they have a 50% discount offer.

B
London
46 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice steaks, great owner to chat to

B
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great little find in Putney. The restaurant was busy when we arrived but the waiters were very attentive and service was great. The steaks were excellent and definitely well priced for what we had. Excellent dessert too if you can fit it in!

SW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went midweek and got 50% off food. Probably ordered more than we should have but such great value and great food.
Will definitely go back. Thank you!

AL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Glass Dome is a central London quality establishment in the local area. The owner is present and active at the tables during the evening. On Friday, we had the piano playing during dinner, they also have this on Saturdays. Steaks are great with matched wines. Would not recommending this place for vegetarians!

LI
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2015
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food - waiter didn't speak English so took a few attempts to get the correct drinks order btu lovely atmosphere and delicious food

SD
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite date night place for my boyfriend and I. Always feel very welcome. We have tried a few things on the menu now and they have always been of a very high standard and very tasty. The staff are also very good at recommending wines and sides. Getting hungry just thinking about it - bring on the steak!

D
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have eaten here a few times and always have a great meal

EM
London
38 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Last minute decision for Tuesday night out and went for the deal option on opentable. 241 mains. Food was really good and the service was great too. Guess ambience on a Tuesday is always a little lacking so can't blame the place for that. Glad we got the deal tho as our bill was still c 80 for 2 starters and mains plus avg price wine; it all adds up when sides & sauces are separate!

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2015
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good, but the service was a bit disappointing as the waiters were constantly running around and when asked for something they took a long time to provide you whatever you asked. I believe it was not because the place was busy, but because they were not experienced or didn't like the job. Also the food took a long time to arrive.

Overwall the food was indeed very good and the venue looks very nice

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding steak restaurant - excellent meat cooked to perfection. Try the sharing platter with a Malbec if you want the full experience!

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic steak, set in a lovely restaurant, complete with a pianist. We have been living in Putney for two years and we were amazed that it took us so long to discover this little gem. Strongly recommend!

B
London
32 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We visited The Glass Dome on a Wednesday and were presented with a 50% offer on food, which was a nice bonus.

Staff could have been a little more attentive, given it wasn't particularly busy in there, but overall the service was satisfactory. We both ordered the Scallops to start, one was perfectly cooked, the other could have done with a few seconds less, and the steaks were excellent for mains. The Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert hit the spot.

They have a pianist on Fridays and Saturdays and I think that would improve the ambience even more, if you get a chance to go then, but would definitely come back for a decent steak in Putney.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic steak - have not been disappointed yet!

RP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely valentine's day meal here. The piano player is amazing and the music makes the restaurant incredibly romantic. we had 2 ribeye steaks and the service and food were lovely!

O
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would highly recommend this restaurant.
The steak meal we had was outstanding.
We were both really happy with the service and the overall dining experience.
We will definately be returning to this restaurant in the near future.

k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Read good reviews about this place (apparently good for romance & good food) so decided to take my fiance for her birthday dinner as we love a good steak. Went early on a Thursday evening, we were the only people there up til the time we left! It was freezing inside when we arrived, eventually warmed up a bit. We had calamari and brie (they didn't have the arzua) cheese to start - both delicious! Ordered 340g rib eyes for mains but were served the 200g steaks?? They were delicious though. Service ok otherwise. Overall good food but as it was so empty and cold the ambience was not great - sorry to say but probably won't go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2015
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Took my father here as a special treat but all in all was a tense and mediocre experience. It seemed that from the moment we walked in the waitress had decided she didn't like us. We had to wait for ages to get their attention for anything, she walked off without finishing drinks order and constantly seemed annoyed by something. Food -I might as well have poured a bottle of oil over my salad and the steak my father had was flavourless. It's a shame how a special evening which could have been made so much better with some simple courtesy was a huge disappointment. It instead was made a tense and awkward one with a waitress who had no manners.

NN
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2015
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

One steak over cooked One steak over cooked One steak over cooked One steak over cooked One steak over cooked One steak over cooked One steak over cooked One steak over cooked

k
London
85 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I visited The Glass Dome with a friend after hearing about the 50% off food Wednesday offer. The restaurant itself looks tiny from the front but it goes back quite far. The décor is nice, exposed brick walls give it a little edge. Service was good throughout, mostly left us to it but when we did need something they were attentive. For starter I had the prawns which were average - missing anything that would really stand them apart from other establishments. For main I had the 7oz rump cooked medium-rare with spinach side and chimmichurri sauce. The steak was perfection, it melted in my mouth. Unfortunately the chimmichurri sauce was all garlic, no other real flavour and the I don't know what they cooked the spinach with/in but it was horrible. My friend had his steak cooked medium-well and it was actually charred black on the outside. We also ordered a few glasses of Malbec which were cold to the point of being chilled. Bizarre. In addition, the table we were sat was really cold, I was noticeably cold throughout the meal.

SS
London
28 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would recommend going on a Wednesday when they have 50% off otherwise you could end up forking out a lot more than you expected because the cuts are not cheap

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2015
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Went as a group of 4 on a Friday night for the Steak and Jazz offer.

The food was excellent, however we had to wait over an hour for our starters, and a further hour for our steaks. We did mention this to the staff, and they did give us a couple of bottles of wine which was very kind.

So the service was poor in terms of time we had to wait for the food, but it would seem it was due to lack of chefs that particular night. Would definitely give them another chance!

b
London
73 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice evening out, TT offer was good, nice food, decent service.

BU
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Disappointing shortage of ingredients to make a cocktail ordered followed by choosing two starters which were also both unavailable. Luckily this did not end in complete disaster as the alternative starters still proved to be tasty and the steaks were the best we had eaten for some time and we are real lovers of steak.

Will definitely visit again

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I had our New Years Eve dinner here. It was superb. I don't know how we did not find this gem before but it was certainly my best meal of 2014. We started with the Empanadas and Chimichuri sauce which was delicious. For main courses went for the 12 ounce Rib Eye with Hand Cut Chips and she had the Pork with Mashed Potatoes. The restaurant has a very nice ambience with the piano player, not too loud so perfect for talking. Get the Chimichuri sauce!

My only complaint was that we were so stuffed we didnt have room for dessert. Enjoy!

We will absolutely be back as we enjoyed it so much.

SA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great roast beef sunday lunch. Service friendly and excellent.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We meant to try out this new restaurant one evening but then ended up going for Sunday lunch with the family. We shared a couple of delicious starters and as the restaurant prides itself for its Argentinian steaks we all ordered roast beef. What impressed us was not just the quality of the beef but how good all the trimmings were and the boys particularly liked the all you can eat Yorkshire puddings. The service was efficient and friendly. I have only ticked 3 stars for ambience because it wasn't that busy but I suppose it's not an obvious place for Sunday lunch. We will definitely be going back again.

G
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2014
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent (and sizable) fillet steaks, cooked exactly to order matched with a good and affordable wine list.

Well worth the walk from the Tube/BR station.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm and welcoming with an excellent ambiance. Above all the food and service was brilliant and prices for such high quality meal in this area were reasonable. I would definitely recommend eating here and to try the steak!

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