The Glasshouse

4.7
945 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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O
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, immaculate service, value for money.

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LS
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service amazing

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
54 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food and excellent, attentive service.

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H
London
429 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A very special family dinner, and we all absolutely loved it... the food, wine ambience and service were all perfect, and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for a special occasion

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P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Very good service, all staff were very professional and pleasant.
Very easy booking via opentable.
The food was unexpectedly dull and boring, not at all what we expected. We tasted half and overcooked fries on the same dish. The reserts where so far from anything related to fine-dining. It definitely didn't stand up to its £57 pp price tag.
The lack of any type of background music or ambience gave a very awkward vibe to the restaurant.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go regularly to the Glasshouse and always have a nice time. The tomato salad is outstanding and the Maitre D is lovely. Friendly and not intimidating. We'll go again

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

My new favourite restaurant! Food was stunning, every single course. Wine was paired beautifully. Service was professional but not stuffy. Loved every minute.

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

Great food

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VC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing lunch. The food was very individual and delicious. The service was attentive without being overpowering and the whole experience was brilliant. Well worth the cost and we will return again. Thank you

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DY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A short but interesting menu and an excellent wine list introduced by a knowledgeable sommelier.
The highlight for me was a starter of courgette flower stuffed with a crab and scallop mousse and served in a broth..well worth the supplement.

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

We had a most lovely meal at the Glasshouse, celebrating our 28th Wedding Anniversary. The food was delicious and the waiters attentive and helpful.
We would definitely like to come again for a special occasion.

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IG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at the Glasshouse Kew. The food, service and atmosphere are perfect. We even received a small cake and candle wishing my husband Happy Birthday. Lovely evening.

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AS
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Friends birthday and she was treated to a birthday plate. Would recommend.

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SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had the pleasure of dining in Cheź Bruce on many occasions but this was my first visit to The Glasshouse and it was a
most enjoyable experience. The attention to detail by the staff was impeccable, the food was superb and I am already looking forward to my next visit, which I hope will be very soon! Many thanks to everyone.
Sandra Macniven

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J
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and experience. We both thought that it was some of the best food we had eaten.
The staff were all well trained and the atmosphere was relaxing.
We will definitely be returning, only wish we lived closer.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful friendly and delicious experience.

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thanks you all at the glasshouse, great lunch, wine and fantastic service

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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely occasion for lunch for two old friends. Lovely food and good service. Nice not to have to shout to have a conversation.
I recommend it.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service but somehow it felt less special than la trompette it’s sister restaurant but priced the same

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a
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except the noise level (narrow space and all the walls are hard). We were seated at two so as the place cleared out it was quieter

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GJ
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favourite restaurant.
We took a friend recently and she referred to the food as exquisite.
We agree with her.
Portions are small but the flavours packed into each course more than make up for the size of portion.
Each plate of food is a beautifully designed picture and adds to the excellence of the restaurant.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice lunch, haven’t been for a while but would go again, nice choice of menu

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PH
London
44 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having visited many star restaurants in my life I have grown tired of there over priced food and pretentious nature of the staff, I'm happy to say this little gem in Kew does not fall into this area. The food quality is well worth of its one star rating and I wold encourage those who have not visited to do so, we will be back again shortly. Thank you to all the staff the cheese board was delicious .

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AG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service - not the cheapest but you get what you pay for!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, superb wine, attentive but not intrusive service. An excellent experience all round. It doesn’t have the same level of luxury as some multi star restaurants, but has a more relaxed feel for it as a result. Its not cheap, especially if you get into wines and port etc. But you do get what you pay for here. Best cheeseboard I’ve every had too.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual The Glasshouse stood up to its fantastic reputation.

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