The Glasshouse

4.7
828 reviews
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£41 and over
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, French
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday 12pm - 2:30 pm, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday:
12:30pm - 4:30pm, CLOSED
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Phone number
020 8940 6777
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Gregory Wellman
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Parking Details
Metered parking is available in Station Parade between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday (maximum stay 2 hours). It is free to park after 10am on Kew Road (A307). Please note restrictions apply on many of the residential streets around Kew between 10am-12pm.
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Public Transit
The restaurant is just a few yards from both Kew Gardens tube and main line railway stations. By train, Waterloo is approximately 30 minutes away (change at Richmond). The nearest Bridge across the Thames is Kew Bridge and we are a 30 minute cab ride from Central London.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine

Special Offers

Lunch: 25% Off food

25% off total food bill from 3 course set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 August 2018

Ends: 14 December 2018

Availability: Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue-Fri 12:30-14:30

Dinner: 25% Off food

25% off total food bill from 3 course set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 August 2018

Ends: 14 December 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 18:30-21:30

What 828 People Are Saying
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j
London
60 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly awesome from start to finish, every course and every dish for all 5 guests having different dishes.

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S
London
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not as good as previous visits. Some of the food was excellent (raviolo, venison) but the rib eye steak didn't have any flavour and the desserts didn't wow us.

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J
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The starters and mains were absolutely superb. However, there is room for improvement with the desserts. The wine selection is very good. Quiet place with a good atmosphere.

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K
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As expected, the food was pretty much spot on though a very slight gripe would be that my scallops were a tad over cooked. Other than that we were both very pleased with the meal. The service was reasonably good but not quite the level we expected. That said, it certainly wouldn't put us off going back again.

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and quite the most delicious food.

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MH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our fourth visit. As always the food was superb. The cauliflower starter was outstanding and every course was a delight. The service is relaxed but very efficient.

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TR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience- outstanding. The menu was inspiring and executed immaculately

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, amazing service. Wine slightly overpriced for the quality. Desserts could be better.

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F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food, drinks, service and overall experience. Will definitely go back again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Glasshouse is a brilliant neighbourhood restaurant, buzzy atmosphere with outstanding food. My partner and I had a wonderful (and relatively inexpensive) Saturday night. The food is consistently excellent with an extra special mention for the cheese board.
Only a couple of minor issues:
1 - I had informed them in advance of my nut allergy, and reconfirmed the day before. However, I was offered walnut bread upon arrival. It would be beneficial if all servers for our table could have been informed so I didn’t have to keep repeating and clarifying my allergy and double-checking the food. However, my preferred option was prepared without the advertised nuts with no bother.
2 - it took over 30 mins from arriving to our food orders being taken and we were consistently ignored by servers. Whilst the food came at a good pace once ordered, this initial wait was a little off-putting.

But, we must say a big thank you to our French waitress (whose name we did not catch) who spoke so knowledgeably and enthusiastically about the cheese, and even wrote the names of our favourites down on a suppliers business card. She went above and beyond and made our night!!

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L
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A venue I return to again and again to celebrate moments. Fantastic food, service and ambience. Always worth the trip

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a fancy Sunday lunch. Food is amazing. Value is amazing. Highly recommended

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s
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third visit to The Glasshouse, and it has not yet disappointed. Ambience,
wait staff, and food are consistently excellent. We hope to return.

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MM
London
25 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for my dad’s birthday and left with a table of very happy and full people. Superb cuisine, well worth a Michelin star. Recommended.

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Perfect for a special meal with close friends. The staff delivered the food to the wrong person and we still enjoyed what the other person had ordered!

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R
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food good not great, service great, value low. Too expensive for what it was.

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i
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Booked for our anniversary dinner and had a disappointing experience. Our table was next to the service table so we constantly had the waiting staff clancking around us. One women just kept frantically running around for no reason. My husband had to ask them to be quieter. Our starters were lovely. We had the venison for our main course which was very sweet and a bit sickly. The pineapple dessert was totally underwhelming. We would not go back.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday meal at the Glasshouse. Staff were very friendly. Food was exquisite and they were brilliant about one of our party needing gluten-free food. I would definitely like to go back and would definitely recommend it.

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GB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous. The sommelier was also very knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. Can’t fault it and good value.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and excellent, but not overbearing service. It was my third time here and probably the best time. Highly recommend.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely, inventive food in a sophisticated setting.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never had a bad meal here. Special mention must go to the lovely lady serving the cheese - fantastic theatre & she knew her stuff

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, sublime food created and served thoughtfully, elegant but dynamic ambiance - stunning yet again.

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BR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A diamond. Continues to get better and better. Beautifully balanced menu.

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MK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food and very friendly staff. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming

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l
London
60 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Glasshouse is a favourite of mine. Good food, never disappointed. Would recommended this restaurant every time.

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AO
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there to celebrate a special occasion with my spouse and found the Glasshouse to be a great, great choice.

The food selection covers meat, fish and vegetables. As an Italian I'm used to dishes with perhaps less ingredients (it takes a bit to read all of the list!), but this is nothing to detract from the food that was on offer. I actually really appreciated that some of the dishes drew from the English tradition (there was also a roast with Yorkshire pudding).

My spouse chose fish while i had meat courses and both were excellent, with the highlight from my side being the corn fed chicken with shallot puree.

Desserts were also extremely well prepared and presented.

The service is competent without being too formal. In conclusion a great meal and a great occasion celebrated in a remarkable way.

All things considered i think that the Glasshouse is good value for money considering the level of the food and we will surely come back as soon as we can find an excuse.

Thanks to all the staff for making it a special day to be remembered.

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SW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been many times but tonight’s meal was the best we have ever had. We had guests with us and they too thought the meal was their best of 2018. Thank you so much!!!!

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasting menu and wine pairing were good. Restaurant is quite open, very bright and no segregation. Not very intimate. Doors were repeatedly left open which made it rather cold at times. Service was attentive, noise levels quite high.

Having said all that, we would go back again, just not one of our top choices.

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Probably (still) my favourite restaurant in London. Food is consistently outstanding and this visit didn’t disappoint. Service wasn’t quite as impeccable or quietly attentive as it we’ve had it, and having women diners addressed as ‘maam’ by US waiting staff didn’t feel at all right, given this is Kew not Manhattan. Value wise, the price of dinner at the glasshouse has crept up, but the food is still the star. Good work.

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SP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A most special lunch for a special day. Fabulous food, exquisite matching wines picked out by the skilled sommelier, and wonderful yet unobtrusive service. I wish we could get married every day!

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TB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great friendly service, delicious food - would highly recommend.

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JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We never fail to have a superb meal and a lovely evening at the glasshouse.
The food was as always stunning, the lamb nicoise was particularly gorgeous.
All the staff were attentive and along with the food made it another perfect night.

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PB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Another good meal at The Glasshouse. The starters were particularly good (we had the beef tartare and a wild boar pasta ?cavatelli). The cheeseboard remains a joy and is worth the supplement.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is absolutely fantastic. We always enjoy our experience. I would recommend it to everyone.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food outstanding thank you . The waiting staff overall were excellent apart from one waitress who seemed to require more training she simply place the food down without saying anything at all. Not even excuse me as she placed the hot plates down.
The rest of the waiting staff were wonderful very polite overall a wonderful celebratory meal thank you

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food and service but at a price!

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W
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. We took advantage of their current offer- BYOB with no corkage so that you can try the new menu. Really pleased we did. Great fish and vegetarian options and desserts were divine

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful presentation. Excellent service. Good tasting food. Desserts are particularly unique and delicious

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