The Glasshouse

4.7
969 reviews
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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
The Glasshouse is owned by Nigel Platts-Martin and Bruce Poole, the partnership behind Chez Bruce in Wandsworth and La Trompette in Chiswick. Since it opened in 1999, The Glasshouse has delivered a dining experience of the highest quality in comfortable and relaxed surroundings. By paying close attention to details, the restaurant continually strives to provide food, wine and service that exceed expectations and represent excellent value for money.
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MR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here since it opened. Always consistent in food and service. The only minor downside is they don't have a bar area where you can wait for your table if you arrive early but it's never been a problem. I would highly recommend.

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a
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem of a restaurant situated close to Kew Village station. It’s reasonably small, pristine and welcoming. The staff are excellent- discreet but always to hand offering immaculate service. The food is sublime. It’s not inexpensive but given the quality of both food and staff it offers good value. It’s one of my favourite restaurants.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another special dinner at the Glasshouse.
The food was up to it’s usual high standard. I had veal tartar, followed by cod and chips , both delicious and a superb sweet of honey and nut tart . My guest had the same except for the first where he had almond soup which I was able to recommend from a previous visit.
An extra pleasure was that we were able to be seated at a table near the bar which is both quieter and more spacious than some of the mid restaurant tables .
Ambience and service great.

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CT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have eaten at the Glasshouse many times over many years. It never disappoints, always pleases and often thrills. The quality of the food and service is always high. An excellent restaurant close to Kew Gardens.

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious and creative food, has the feel of a neighbourhood restaurant.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating two birthdays and had superb food with excellent wines and cocktails. Service is friendly, relaxed and efficient. We had a great lunch and ate everything!

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SF
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we lived in Richmond we ate here regularly, but haven't visited for some time as we are now much further away. We were in the area so decided to come back for lunch, a bit nervous in case standards had fallen. No need to worry - the welcome was as warm as ever, service attentive without being intrusive, and the food was amazing. My monkfish starter was amazing, a real burst of flavour and freshness. Husband's duck pasta also pronounced delicious. Mains again beautifully presented, and really delicious. We ate early so restaurant was not full, but there was enough of a buzz to give some atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit to the Glasshouse, and I’m already looking forward to the third! Perfect location for lunch prior to an afternoon at Kew Gardens. Food is delicious, beautifully presented and the cheese and wine selection is fabulous.

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RN
London
17 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening Spent with friends. Nice atmosphere and good service. Food was delicious. Haven’t been here for several years. But will definitely be back.

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T
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only visit once a year for my husband's birthday during the Wimbledon fortnight. This year the food was even better than last and the staff were as helpful and attentive as usual.

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m
London
44 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and so was the service. First time experience and will definitely book again.

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S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible service and outstanding food. Each course was creative, beautiful and delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the restaurant where we had our first date. We returned and I asked my wife to marry me again and presented her re-made engagement ring. The Glasshouse knew and made it magical.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommend.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant and probably good for meat eaters but the vegetarian choices are sparse and poorly executed - certainly not worth the premium price for the set menu. No options at all for vegans - feels like they are behind the times

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food.

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F
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A fantastic lunch. A good menu with something for everyone. The food was delicious.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great and innovative food, hospitable and smiling staff and clean ambience!

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T
London
31 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Glasshouse was a welcome cool dining room on the hottest day this year to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. The food is excellent and the portions are not mean. The staff were welcoming even though we were the last time slot for lunch and some of our table arrived a little late.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but wonderful

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A warm welcome, fast friendly service, delectable food and wine. A Wow! One of the best meals we have ever eaten. Superb in every way. Can’t wait to go back. (A Thursday lunch before visiting the Chihuly exhibition at Kew).

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service and an added special touch for our parties birthday celebrations!

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Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second trip to the Glasshouse and this was even better. The food is exceptional. We had an early dinner so the restaurant was quiet. The wine list is diverse, but pricey. Looking forward to our next trip to London for dinner at the glasshouse again.

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O
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, immaculate service, value for money.

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LS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’m a regular at the Glasshouse-so I obviously like it!
Really good food, a wine list to suit all and lovely service-esp the maitre d’ who is always fab-very warm and welcoming.
Took my sister and her partner out for dinner-their first time....loved it too!

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CF
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a little gem of a place. Professional, genuine friendly service and wonderful food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service amazing

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited The Glasshouse on Friday and had the most amazing meal. The veal tonnato as a starter was sublime and my lamb was a dream. We loved the fact that we were given more walnut bread to soak up the juices!! It was my friend’s birthday and they surprised her with a delicious dark chocolate cake . I haven’t visited the restaurant for 15 years but it was just as lovely. We have decided to make it our go to summer place!

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MS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our 2nd visit to this lovely spot. The food is superb - innovative , great flavors and visually attractive. Service is attentive and appropriate. We had the 3 course set menu and all were very happy with their choices. The price is reasonable , I scored down a little for value mainly because I think the wine list is not great value. Ambience is pleasant, a little noisy , fairly plain but nicely lit.

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O
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

The 3 course menu contained only one meat dish. The crab dish in the starters was an additional price- as was the turbot in the main course.
The only other “special” fish dish was sold out at 7.30 pm. We were told that only 6 portions were available from the outset.
The food was generally unremarkable.
The wine list was simply extortionate in its prices eg a medium glass of very ordinary Malbec was £14, as was a glass of sparkling rose.

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M
London
27 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It is a nice local restaurant. Good food, although a bit inconsistent (some dishes were delicious some were quite uninspiring). Not sure where the Michelin star comes from, but still good food at decent value
Staff is very helpful and service is great but unpretentious (as I like it)

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I
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Birthday lunch including 9 month old baby. Staff couldn’t have been more accommodating . Faultless food enjoyed by several foody members of the group!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. My girlfriend got a small dessert with a happy birthday message because I mentioned it was her birthday in my booking, which was an added bonus.

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j
London
65 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local treasure. Always welcoming, efficient and friendly delivering quality food.

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TU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent as was the food. Remains a favourite

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D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic meal at the Glasshouse celebrating a dear friend’s birthday. Despite her not being a fish eater there was sufficient choice in both starters and mains to satisfy everyone. Service was excellent wine choices good but bit expensive for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc!!
We will return!!

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SW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantasic restaurant. Excellent menu, good variety of dishes and top quality food.
Service is attentive and unrushed.
Thoroughly recommend for special occasions or just to enjoy good food and wine in a relaxed environment.

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JO
London
55 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so fresh and well made, I am so happy for all my orders. Definitely will go this lovely restaurant again.

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. It is very comfortable and we are always surprised by the dishes 😊

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B
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was delicious, particularly Lamb neck, melted in my mouth and best one ever eaten my life! Portions are generous unlike most of other Michelin star restaurant where they serve very small portions. We took free corkage offer and enjoyed our champagne with delicious lunch. Definitely will go back.

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