The Glasshouse

4.6
760 reviews
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£41 and over
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Modern European
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  • 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: CLOSED
Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 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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Area
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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: 31 May 2018

Ends: 31 July 2018

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

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: 31 May 2018

Ends: 31 July 2018

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

What 760 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

A favourite of ours.
Charming staff, especially maître d’ and sommelier.
Food was fantastic and well paced.
The bill seemed very reasonable for the quality.
It would be nice to have some English sparkling wines by the glass available on the menu.

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Impeccable service, wonderful food and a lunch that left us content and happy. This restaurant is a gem that every West Londoner should visit.

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3.0Dined on 13 June 2018

This place was a real let down, and not a patch on sister restaurant Chez Bruce. The Maitre’D was surly and very unfriendly. Other than one older lady waitress (with pigtails) the service was poor. My wine had bits floating in it and the sommelier kindly offered to filter it rather than replace it. The restaurant was very cold as the door was left open all night. Mains were mediocre and we were bored of eating them halfway through. Starters and desserts were better but there was a bone in my partner’s sashimi which clearly hadn’t been prepared properly. I’m not sure how it got a Michelin star, it certainly wasn’t for the service. Very unfriendly and we won’t be returning.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Took my husband here for his birthday. Food was excellent. It was extremely full and although we had the table by the bar/kitchen spontaneously the Maitre'd offered to move us as soon as she could. We stuck with where we were. Nice touch though. When ordering I told the birthday boy to order first and the waiter picked up on that and brought out birthday offering with a candle. Very nice touches. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Just perfect in every way, lovely service, delicious food. OMG the baked Alaska... Just wonderful.

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

As usual very good. Never disappoint. Love their walnut bread. Had 4 pieces before I even started my dinner. 25% discount was a real bonus as well. Thanks

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Fabulous meal and great service. A really great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Last minute plans to celebrate a birthday with a day out at Kew made booking lunch the same morning very much an afterthought. We didn't really have any expectations at all and were surprised, on arrival, to discover The Glasshouse is a well-established Platts-Martin venture.

Our experience with subtly attentive and friendly service, a beautifully executed fresh and seasonal menu and an exciting wine list meant we lingered way longer over lunch than intended. Indeed, it took me quite some time to pick just one bottle of wine for our party . . and while the sommelier was very good, perhaps an option for a wine-flight, or pairing suggestions to complement each dish on the menu, could have taken the food experience to another level for members in our party who: (i) may have been bewildered by the choice on such an extensive list, or (ii) very much wanted to try more than one wine . . .

Our thanks go to the WHOLE team here for their contribution towards turning an already great day into a memorable one: we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Eaten here several times. Consistently serve excellent food and good service. It’s a small and quiet restaurant so perfect if you want to chat with family or friends. Great Salcombe G&T!

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Second time here. Very good food and service, will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

What a great find
Kind helpful well trained staff
Really excellent modern french food
Plates looked and tasted great

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5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

Great food and extremely attentive service. Lives up to the fact it has a Michelin star. Fantastic and would definitely go again to try the changing menus.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Fantastic food, ambience and service - thank you!

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4.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Excellent meal as usual !!

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Usual excellence from the minute you walk in, I frequent The Glasshouse and am made to feel special, love the place, staff, someiler, chef, great team!! Can't wait to go back!!!

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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

The Glasshouse never disappoints for a special dinner. The food is delicious and the wine list extensive. Service is always spot on. Always worth the effort to come to Kew!

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

First visit to the Glasshouse and we were so impressed. We are long time fans of Chez Bruce and the Glasshouse might even be our new favourite. Menu is amazing, so vibrant and the hardest problem is deciding what to have. Couldn’t recommend highly enough

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3.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Was alright, bit more casual as expected but great value.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

From the moment we arrived we felt a special treatment. Welcomed as friends with open arms! Once they also knew it was our 26th anniversary they pulled out even more stops. Food excellent but service and treatment sublime. Truly our local “go to” for special occasions and never disappoints. The maitre d’ is a true asset.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Returning to the Glasshouse in Kew for a birthday lunch, we found it once again superlative in every respect. Service, ambience, and above all the food were exceptional. My tandoori monkfish dish in particular was something to remember! As a bonus, the location is delightful - and of course, the OpenTable discount was also appreciated.

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4.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Fantastic food. Great and attentive service. Will definitely come back soon.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Consistently quality fine dining at the best restaurant in Kew

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2.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Very disappointing experience. No one called to re confirmed the reservation or emailed us. Food good but not outstanding. We ordered 2 portion of scallop raviolo (1 single raviolo per portion) with £7,50 supplements look a bit ridiculous. The taste was very bland and nothing justified the supplements paid. Service poor, no attention at the details. We asked for a bottle of wine and they showed us a different wine with different vintage. Then we asked to keep the wine out of the ice buckets, and the waiter looked us as shocked. After that moment no one during all the lunch time came to pour the wine. They removed the plate for the bread without asked. No petit four served with coffee. If this is a Michelin star restaurant?!? Sorry but I’ll no suggest this place to my friend.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Had high expectations for a good meal, and they were surpassed. We see why these guys and their sister restaurants have withstood the test of time and stayed popular. Was the best restaurant meal we had in London in a long time. Food, wine/sommalier, service all fantastic

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

It was good food but not as nice as their sister restaurant Chez Bruce in Wandsworth. We went as we had a voucher from Chez Bruce and expected the same service. There is little ambience and unfortunately our service was slow in relation to drinks. Food was lovely but I think I enjoyed chez Bruce more and therefore had high expectations.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Delicious, interesting food, beautifully cooked and well served. Understated quality in calm surroundings.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Food excellent - as always. Was here at lunchtime so no problem with space in restaurant or the 2 hour turnaround.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Really excellent food and service. The guy doing the cheese board was particularly helpful and generous. We will definitely be going back.

I think the review described it as smart/casual which I think needs correcting to smart. Not suit and tie, but trainers and jeans would feel underdressed.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

The staff were attentive without being overbearing.
The decor is spot on
The food is spectacular
Can’t think of too much more to say other than I highly recommend it to anyone.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

We had an annoying start when we arrived without the voucher a friend had arranged and I had to return home to pick it up. It was our fault but it would make sense that this digitalised so that people could expect the restaurant to have it under control. it was a minor irritant however and the rest of the experience was top class. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly, the food was great and we had a terrific time.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Fantastic lunch. Been there a few times and always deliver!
Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Lovely restaurant. Wonderful service and incredible food. What else could you ask for?

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Really good service was distracted a little but did not spoil the evening or food. Have been a few times and will continue to do so.... a good place for fine dining and pleasant atmosphere

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2.0Dined on 15 February 2018

The trompette/glasshouse restaurants are really good. But not tonight. Service good but my starter was unpleasant (oxcheek) and my desert (trifle) was average at best. Pretty poor for a fairly hefty bill

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Valentine’s Day tasting menu was outstanding along with an excellent wine list. This was our second visit and we will keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Have been coming here for decades since it opened, and it’s as good as it has ever been and kept with the times. Our food was excellent and the service attentive.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Realy enjoyed our diner at glasshouse. Food was very good and the asian influence made it really something different. We will for sure come back

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

A high-quality restaurant with really good food, that is popular. It has now fallen to the ‚shift seating‘ Option to get people through, therefore towards the end one can feel rushed. It has also made use of every available inch of floor space so don’t expect to have a private conversation. Such closeness has led to loud braying voices that deafen and dominate. Not the quality it used to be but probably more profitable.

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4.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Good food and attentive service.
Extensive wine list with good selection of wines.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

A fantastic restaurant in Kew. They offer 3 courses for £55 including an amuse bouche which is excellent value for London. The food was delicious and the service was brilliant. They were extremely attentive and polite without being overly formal.

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