The Greenhouse

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French
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  • Tasting Menu
Enter an oasis of calm in the heart of Mayfair, where contemporary French cuisine emerges from a classic background.

The Greenhouse is one of only four restaurants in the world to win the Wine Spectator Grand Award, the highest award given for exceptional quality in a wine list.
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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in London at the moment... was impressed with every dish... service excellent... details details details... simpler the best in my opinion ... would reccomend to anyone

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RD
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Food,great wine

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here on Tuesday, 8-1 and it was an absolute AMAZING experience. The food was really amazing and so was the wine that the sommelier chose for us. Would definitely recommend you to everyone going to London around us. We flew there from the Netherlands and it was super worth it. Thank you for the fantastic evening.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING !!!
I went to The Greenhouse to celebrate a special occasion with a friend.
The service is amazing, waiters are friendly and professional, which make us feel well and confortable.
The food was exceptional, really tasty, starting from the canapé to the desert. Our favorite was the veal blanquet which is completely twist by the chef and make you feel the true taste of blanquet!
Wine was really good as well.
The Greenhouse will stay in our memories !!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE TEAM!!!

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CO
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modern French cuisine cooked to perfection served from a attentive staff. Lived up to expectations and more.

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is little to say about The Greenhouse other than it is perfect.

From when you turn off Hays Mews into their tranquil garden you know you are in for a luxurious treat. Front of house and waitering staff are wonderfully simultaneously attentive and absent, all knowledgable about all of the dishes. They work under the watchful eye of the head sommelier Elvis, and if there is anything you ever need to know about wine, this wonderful genius will be able to help. His recommendations are beyond comparison. Finally the new chef had a high bar to reach to in taking over The Greenhouse, but he has done this absolute ease and the reputation of this institution is safe in his hands.

The venue itself is beautiful. It is quiet and non-intrusive, the tables are well spaced, each with candles and art work on them. Lit subtly from above the tables glow in the gently and warmly lit room.

Simply put, it is perfect.

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff made us feel welcomed and comfortable. The sommelier gave excellent help choosing wine The setting is very relaxed and romantic and the food was delicious. I had the foie gras, veal sweetbreads, lobster and chestnut soufflé, my partner had sardine, Veal sweetbreads, turbot, and chocolate. It’s hard to choose a favourite but I think the most delicious were the lobster and sardines. As it was for a joint birthday celebration we were delighted to receive a surprise extra dessert. The appetisers, palate cleansing sorbet and petite fours were lovely also. I would definitely eat here again.

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MT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing gourmet dining experience. As great as ever. Superb freash ingredients skillfully blended by the true master chefs into a fabulous tasting Manu. The set lunch is a (relatively!!) good value entry point and a wonderful introduction to the foodie delights of The Greenhouse.

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UI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly outstanding experience. Congratulations and thanks to all the staff who prepared and served us such a fantastic meal.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant for a celebratory (expensive!) meal. This was the third time I've been and we decided to have to £155 9-course tasting menu. Wow! Every dish was interesting, made with the best ingredients and beautifully presented. The service was excellent throughout. When we asked the sommelier to suggest wines he guided us to a Bourgogne chardonnay which was great with the strong flavours of the first few dishes, and then a Greek red with the hare main course and it was absolutely fabulous.
I particularly enjoyed the small oyster amuse-bouche, delicate marinated sardine, the crab salad with the caviar, the scrumptous hare in pastry, and best of all the 'avocado' desert which was more about green apples than avocado but really delicious. My only critisism would be that the menu as a whole experience is too rich, with bold, protein-heavy dishes of meat, fish, sweatbreads, egg ... I could have done with some more veg or salad.
Overall a great restaurant for a treat and we felt very well looked after. £230 per person total with 3/4 bottle wine each.

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m
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table at the Greenhouse to celebrate my graduation with my family and I couldn't have made a better choice. The food was excellent, the service flawless and the wine list impressive. We'll definitely be back!

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j
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The set lunch was good value for money with excellent bottle of wine included. Pity that the top quality bread service has been replaced by a sourdough loaf on the table ( ours was burnt at the edges ) and that the crab amuse bouche starter is now a sorbet towards the end of the meal - the balance of the menu now feels more sweet than savoury. Great to have a cheese plate as a dessert option though. The service was good but we had to pace the young sommelier from filling our glasses too often. Often had just been done by the head sommelier.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were both impeccable with really nice wine included with the lunch set menu which makes it good value.
Complementary small dishes were given when we ordered a glass of champagne each which was a lovely touch.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like good food you must book The Greenhouse, we have been to a few Michelin starred restaurants and this has to be in the top 3! We had the tasting menu with wine pairing and the young Sommelier was great too, very informative, couldn’t really fault any aspect of it.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great night there with amazing food and good service. Love the wine recommendation always the best.

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

This restaurant has a warm and elegant atmosphere. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff. The food is delicious - with a lot of thought and creativity. Two of our party of six were vegetarians and one was a pescatarian. One person did not eat garlic. They happily accommodated everyone's individual requests.
We had a delightful evening.

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t
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not as expect, service are pool

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f
London
66 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exqusite and amusing presentation. Canapes included gazpapcho in a delicious soft crust, caesar salad in a cornet.
The portion of foie gras a little small. And the meat was ever so slightly tough.
And you are guided by helpful advice throughout by solicitous staff.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As another reviewer noted, the prices are eye-watering, but the service and the timing of the tasting menu are impeccable as you would expect from a 2 Star establishment. The tasting menu was delicious and inventive even if we were a bit ready for the check by the time course 9 arrived. The Breton sommelier was charming and very friendly and attentive and we appreciated his service very much!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicate food and experience, but the portion is quite small.

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, exciting and inventive food. Fabulous service and a fantastic experience.

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H
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had the pleasure of having vegetarian tasting menus in many restaurants around the world such as London, Paris, Dublin, Sydney and Granada - this is by far the best. The variety in taste, texture, and presentation were beyond expectations. The wine pairing was equally sublime with the sommelier being one of most articulated and exact - in equal measure.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value for money, £40 3-course lunch with canapés before and after the meal, and we asked for additional bread, and we got coffee. The food was very good, though I did feel that it didn't really fit the 'Greenhouse' theme as well as the ambience did. Very nice place for lunch, will come back for dinner at some point.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, outstanding food and lovely staff
Highly recommend and look forward to go back

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food , attentive but extremely discreet staff - extensive wine lists with some real gems from various countries - subtle surroundings

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IL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. The best thing is consistency at a high level.

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f
London
66 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Astonishing set lunch with gastronomic amusements like burst in your mouth gazpacho, smoked eel in a blackened shell and caesar salad in a cornet.
The restaurant is in a difficult to find offstreet location of great elegance with fabulous sculptures by Emily Young.

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NB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is great for a special occasion. They didn't have the 6 course menu on the weekend so they tailored a 9 course vegetarian one for me. Dinner was amazing and extensive wine list. Only thing I would say was that the courses were too far apart for our liking. We had a 7:30pm reservation and didn't finish till around midnight. That aside can't fault anything else at all. They even did a surprise birthday desert for my husbands birthday! Service was impeccable.

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F
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time visiting the Greenhouse and will not be the last. A very relaxed atmosphere attentive staff and great food, the wine list is extensive and a tad daunting.
The young French waitress that served our table was fantastic and helpful, she made honest recommendations, ( I was the first that evening to order the Grouse, it was fab) that proved to be the best for me.
The sommelier was superb, after my choice of white burgundy to accompany our starters, asked could he recommend the red for our main course, and it was a fabulous St Julien Bordeaux that didn’t break the bank
Top marks all round

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M
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this meal and the experience was totally fabulous. Expensive, but frankly you get what you pay for.

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CA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Greenhouse is posh .. located in the heart of Mayfair and has two Michelin stars. Hidden away behind a mansion block and accessed along a winding garden path the entrance is unobtrusive, but promises hidden delights.
Our table for two was in a corner away from the windows but there is not much of a view in the semi-basement dining room. Decor is restrained but elegant.
Our set lunch - 3 courses and coffee - was priced at £40.00. Canapés were served quickly and consisted of a tasty spoon of tomato consommé, excellent smoked eel pate sandwiched between two dark wafers (seaweed probably) and a minute cornet of chicken something.
Starters were foie gras and a single scallop - both beautifully prepared and presented. Mains were perfectly cooked lamb with a superb lamb ragout and polenta side, and cod with peas and pea shoot side, potato and a very good consommé.
Puddings were fig or cheese
Bread and coffee/tea were good too.
Service was excellent as expected and the pacing was fine .. two hours passed very pleasantly indeed.
I had a glass of good house Sauvignon Blanc and with a bottle of still water the bill was about £110 including service. When we declined a second bottle of water our empty glasses were refilled with tap water without asking which was good.
I deliberately said a ‘single scallop’ as my only criticism is the portions could be small .. in fact the only generous portion was the sourdough bread. The lamb main was OK but the cod was small .. something the perfect cooking did not quite compensate. But I have dined here before and I will again. Recommended!

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional lunchtime meal that offers great value, delivered with impeccable service.
Lots of unexpected flavour features that surprise and delight (the little gazpacho ball, the ‘secret’ ingredient in the ice cream, the subtle but intense tomato gel, the unctuous lamb flvoured polenta, etc etc).
Do not go for a quick lunch bit - that would be missing the point!

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JA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very disappointing for a 2* restaurant. I believe the original chef has left and has not been replaced yet.
Food poor. Service only just adequate. Won’t be returning any time soon

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

Exceptional value for money set lunch with wine in a wonderful oasis in mayfair.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We were desapointed of the vegetarian tasting menu and used to frequent the 2 and 3 stars but there the portions were like appetizers and no cereal for a little consistency on the menu. Even the dessert was ridiculous. Fortunately we had some cheese .....

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Nashville
83 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden away in the Mews. Worth the search for fantastic food, impeccable service, exquisite wine-an experience not to be missed!

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good as usual!
the food quality and the mixed of flavours are amazing

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and calm quiet atmosphere. Staff are friendly and unobtrusive.

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A
London
66 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at this restaurant. This was my second visit and I was made feel like a regular. Excellent meal and service from the staff and sommelier. Will definitely go back again for a third time!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was interesting nothing was great. Service was pleasant But at times intrusive. All in all worth a visit but not worth the expense

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