About The Glasshouse
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.
London, TW9 3PZ
Modern European, French
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
12:30pm - 3pm, 7pm - 9:30pm
£41 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
020 8940 6777
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.
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.
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wine
The Glasshouse Ratings and Reviews
I have been a number of times to the restaurant and it is never disappointing. Saturday was exceptionally good and the food wonderful - it really was sensationally pleasing on the palate.
The highlight was the cheese board and the lady (sorry I missed her name) who presented it to us. She loved her cheese and so did we. She served it with knowledge, enthusiasm and passion. It was the first cheese performance at that level I have ever had. It was worthy of an Oscar - and I mean that positively in every way.
Eat everything, enjoy everything but really rejoice when the cheese arrives. You are lucky to be in the presence of "La Femme de Fromage supreme". Bonne appétit to all.
A special occasion dinner for my husband's birthday. The food was amazing - fine attention to detail, definitely recommend the egg yolk raviolo. The staff were friendly and attentive, the ambience was great as it wasn't too loud that we couldn't have a good conversation.
The service and food were impeccable. My daughter and I loved every course. The sommelier gave excellent advice about choosing wine. The food looked beautiful and tasted even better. The portions were just right as we managed 3 courses without feeling we had eaten too much. We will definitely go back
Classic training is obvious in every aspect of this restaurant yet it's combination of perfect, seasonal ingredients are refreshing, adventuresome and delicious. Burrata with tomatoes, olives and the thinnest slice of fresh, white peach? Amazing. Poussin with a perfectly crisp/tender texture and Dover plaice- perfectly sized portions, paired with wines suggested by a very knowledgeable sommelier for mains and then desserts- of the exact size and combination of rich, savory and bright flavours- this was a dinner to remember! If you go the the Kew Gardens or Wimbledon you must visit this restaurant!
Great evening at the Glasshouse. Took the tasting menu - great range of dishes, served at a good pace. Look out for the interesting cheese selection. Only feedback (given that the service was otherwise excellent) - it would be great if dishes were explained when served.
Been many times and it never let us down. One of only a few fine dining options in suburban West London but is small and casual enough to qualify as a neighbourhood gem. Always buzzy without being packed and there is usually a table for a last minute weekday treat. Food is modern European and the quality matches its Michelin credentials. Set lunch was around £35 for three courses and offered decent value. I like the fact the menu changes very regularly unlike some of its local peers. Wine list is comprehensive as expected but I feel it offers a few bargains at the low end I crosschecked a few markups on the cheaper wines which were way less than the 4x becoming the norm in central london.
We had an excellent lunch at the Glasshouse. My ballotine of rabbit was a little dry otherwise, we were in agreement that all the dishes served up were wonderful. I love dessert and the desserts there were my idea of heaven! The service was attentive but not intrusive. Like its sister restaurant Chez Bruce, the wine is pricey: perhaps the one minus point.
I've eaten here maybe twice a year for the past four or five years, and The Glasshouse has never disappointed. The food is always innovative and delicious, the service attentive but not obsequious and the wine list just gets better and better.
It's great for both lunch and dinner, and I see as many happy families and friend here as I do romantic couples. I'd never say no to a meal at The Glasshouse and I don't think it's overly expensive for what you get.
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