The Glasshouse

4.7
799 reviews
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£41 and over
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Modern European
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  • 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: CLOSED
Tuesday - 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: 31 October 2018

Availability: 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: 31 October 2018

Availability: Tue-Thu 18:30-21:30

What 799 People Are Saying
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SW
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Good food (though a surprisingly weak vegetarian choice) but tables are still too close together. Only go if you want to hear the minutiae of Kew housewives lives rather than your companion’s conversation. My fault. I went a decade ago and vowed not to return till they redesigned the room with a less cramped table arrangement. Walked in on Saturday and only then remembered why I’d avoided it all this time. Should have asked for a corner table. It’ll be another decade before I return by which time I’ll be too deaf to worry about the neighbouring tables

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the second time paying a visit to The Glasshouse treating my friends to an unforgettable meal. I did not think it was possible that the food could get any better but it was! The summer soup was divine, the hake heavenly and the chocolate banana and pecan eclair out of this world! Definitely worth a visit and I will be coming again!

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SE
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is attentive but not overbearing. The food is exciting. It’s become a regular for our wedding anniversary.

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Denver
15 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. Menu is quite creative. Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion!

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c
London
59 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great as always and my friend loved the ajo blanco soup. I'm local and would come more often if I were able to have 2 rather 3 courses.

My only criticism of the visit was that I noticed the waiter serving coffee and dessert when the lady who had ordered them was away from the table. I'd be pretty unhappy if that happened to me. Coffee should be freshly made and hot food served hot.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting London to visit Kew Gardens for my wife’s birthday and wanted to eat somewhere special in the evening. Upon realising that the Glasshouse was a Bruce Poole and Nigel Platts-Martin venture we booked immediately. We were not disappointed.
I have spent my whole career in the hotel and restaurant business and owning my own businesses before retiring. In that time I have eaten at numerous top end restaurants and was very, very impressed by the Glasshouse.
The Raw Orkney Scallops were quite simply superb as was the Corn Fed Chicken with it’s Croustillant of Leg. Sublime Burretta with Figs and precision cooked Hake for my wife were enthusiastically received.
It was so remarkably refreshing to experience such technically correct service, which seems to be disappearing fast from our restaurants. Well trained and socially adept staff, led by the very talented Florentina, provided excellent service placing cutlery on the table with precise aplomb and presenting and clearing our plates with great care.
I drank wines by the glass, as my wife does not drink alcohol, and found those available were from a super list of options. The Czech Pinot Noir was wonderful.
All in all we had a wonderful evening and would recommend the Glasshouse to anyone looking for something special. It is certainly very worthy and truly deserves its 1 Michelin star accolade.
Terry Parkinson

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SR
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing restaurant. It is a real treat. The food is amazing and the wine list extensive! Will be going back!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. Definitely on the expensive side but great for a treat!

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EP
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not fault anything, everything was spot on, would highly recommend

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first time we had tried The Glasshouse and won’t be our last. The food was superb and we were made to feel so welcome. They cleverly mix fine dining with a real local twist. We’ll be back as soon as we’ve saved up again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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

Brilliant. Michelin star food, at a lower price.

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KH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An elegant place for a special night. Menu offerings are unique. All the staff are very attentive. Everything was excellent.

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WV
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit after visiting Kew Gardens and it was a fine Discovery! I’ll come again in the future only for the restaurant. Very sympathie and motivaties crew.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food, well presented and flavourful. Staff helpful, friendly but unobtrusive. I could not fault it.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal at The Glasshouse. Staff were really professional without being stuffy. They were friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome. The food was delicious. Beautifully presented and well executed dishes that were fresh and so tasty. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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K
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New to the area so looking for a dining experience we would remember, it was fantastic! Almost faultless, everything from service, to menu selection.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food absolutely delicious, presented beautifully. Service was fab. Vintner suggested two great bottles of wine. Service excellent. Overall, a memorable evening.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food so yummy. I specially like the dessert of Passionfruit baked alaska. Will come again next time when I am in London.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very welcoming staff and excellent food

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LH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So many highlights in this meal, I loved every bite.

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s
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful lunch. Beautifully balanced menu - we wanted to eat all of it. Delicious summer burrata starter, tender lamb, perfect lemon dessert. Charming staff. Really wish I could eat there every lunch time!

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DK
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our evening at the Glasshouse. Food, wine and service were all excellent. Highly recommended.

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s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Glasshouse. Whenever we are in the area, we try to go for lunch.
Excellent food, friendly service, modern and casual room. Highly recommend.

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RR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food in this restaurant is outstanding. I've been couple of times and never dissapoints. The service is very friendly and welcoming.
I would definitely keep coming back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Weren’t happy for us to bring a baby

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WD
London
20 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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