The Greenhouse

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2805 reviews
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Notable Wine List
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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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Cuisine bien 2 etoiles recherche et tres moderne, dommage pour l’oeuf et blanquette qui etaitent tres salés.

Par contre service pas 2 etoiles, ils se pressent de vider les bouteilles et demandent pas avant d’en ouvrir une troisieme pendant le dessert avec le verre moitie plein encore et sans demander

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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Absolutely disgraceful. I regularly do fine dining and I am outraged that this place has two Michelin stars. They wouldn't get one star from me if I could award none with this review.

I came here for a lunch meeting today and this is what I have to say:

1. I was happy to be greeted by a welcoming receptionist and initially welcoming floor staff.

2. I was sat by the window in direct sunlight. No curtains or blinds and no way to move. By the end of the appetisers I was already hot enough to take off my jacket and roll up my sleeves. By the main course, I was visibly sweating and uncomfortable.

3. The wall behind my guest was heavily damaged from where the chair has been rubbing against it over time.

4. The floor staff were absolutely miserable and disrespectful.

5. I was offered tea and coffee at the end. I asked for a mocha and was rudely told that the restaurant was too good for this kind of drink. This is a very basic standard coffee with a lot of room for creativity... it contains coffee and it contains chocolate, many top end restaurants do fantastic mochas...

6. The bread was basically stale and served from a gigantic basket of cold bread buns. Furthermore, when I was asked if I liked the entremet, I pointed out that I was not a fan of the palate cleanser... to which I was rudely told "it's just meant to be a palate cleanser".

I'm afraid the floor staff ruined the better dishes and I'm really angry. It's not what I wanted and certainly not worth what I paid. There are far better restaurants with far better service - even without Michelin stars.

JU
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

La comida fue excepcional, disfrutamos mucho de la mayoría de los platos, pero hubieron varias cosas que empañaron la velada:
.Exceso de personal en el salón sin parar de ir de un lado a otro. Falta de intimidad en la cena. Continuamente eramos interrumpidos por los camareros.
.El aire acondicionado estaba muy alto y mi pareja se puso mala al final de la noche al darle el aire directamente.

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R
London
36 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been a few times but this treat for 2 friends was well appreciated by us all. Excellent food and wine and wonderful service .

RK
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food , service and room was fantastic , second to non in the city , unfortunately the offer booked was not honoured and I was charged for coffee which should have been included

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with excellent innovative and modern cuisine

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rather ‘old school’ classic Michelin-type restaurant....very professional, informed and attentive service, a charming location and food that ranges from good to ‘wow’ (for example, the Lobster in a Bouillabaisse Reduction).

s
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

the service is not at the level of a 2 stars Michelin restaurant for example my friend was eating one of the amuse-bouches when a server brought fork and knife for the entry, she had to stop and wait ; we were disapointed also by the Tasmanian truffle which was without any taste of truffle ... and the bread was not very good which is something that must be perfect for this kind of range of restaurant ; also the toilets were not that clean. well, we like to discover new star Michelin restaurants but there we were disappointed

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Honestly we’re tourists and this was our the first time to have dinner in the Michelin restaurant. I had to say everything was brilliant except one of a course, which looked like two meat balls, we felt a little bit salty. The dessert was wonderful, especially the passion fruit jelly, my parents and I loved it! I can feel the chef’s intention, each course was tremendous delicacy. Thank you, all the staff.

V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I'm not sure if the restaurant still has the Michelin 2 stars, I wonder how they manage to maintain the stars!
Food was average no surprise at all, the best one out of 9 courses was actually a sushi but being taken apart with presentation, tasted the same though. The service was poor, at one point we had to pour the wine ourselves, and no one greeted us on the way out after the bill was paid, not very welcoming restaurant at all and I will not recommend it to anyone, bad experience and I will not come back!

AJ
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

World class cooking, a remarkable wine list both in breadth and depth, attentive but unobtrusive service and a discreet atmosphere that allows you to enjoy the food and your company without any showbiz. I love it. A little like Pied a Terre in style but quieter, more spacious and with the food up two notches I simply cannot understand why there isn’t a 3m waiting list with people waiting for the Oeuf Noir. The supplement for the tuna and caviar was sobering but the dish something else. And the ‘gazpacho’ in the amuse bouche were worthy of El Bulli. Wow.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best restaurant in London in my book

TH
Bath
17 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food. Service needs a lot of work.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful cuisine and service, fantastic ambiance. We had a lovely meal that was elegant and delighted the tastebuds.

ZM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

1. We had to ask for the a la carte menu despite this being on the website. We were initially only shown the 6 and 10 course tasting menus.
2. Food very ho hum, pretty but somehow devoid of texture - major use of artful arrangements but little substance. In particular a piece of turbot was curiously hard and salty (sous vide?)
3. There was a gap of 45 mins between our main course and pudding - possibly forgotten.
4. Decor tired and somewhat dated.
5. Old fashioned hierarchy of waiting staff.

There were some good things: staff were very nice and sweet. And we also got an unasked for dessert as it was our anniversary and I must have ticked some box when I booked!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely venue , had the tasting menu for 2, food was great quality and in a timely manner. Couple of the colleagues came across a little arrogant which is why I’ve marked the service down and their jackets could’ve been cleaner.
They knew it was my partners birthday so brought out a little extra dessert for us! Very thoughtful and much appreciated

RD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really Excellent,as always.They are consistently very good

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been visiting the Greenhouse for many years and have never failed to be impressed and very satisfied with the dining experience and will definitely be returning.

c
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I orded the tasting menu. the food is very salty, especially the egg with sth like soy and the salty potatoes.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Simply did not enjoy this experience. Why allow you to make a booking for 6:30 pm when the restaurant is not prepared or open? Sat down at 6.55pm to have staff setting the table and loading candles on the table.

We found the two set menus, that is what you’re given, to be very limited. And why oh why is wagyu beef £75 supplement? Crazy.

Ordered a bottle of Chardonnay which when came was at room temperature, not chilled, and was told by a not particularly pleasant member of staff that it would take at least 10/15 minutes to chill in the ice bucket - great.

Whilst on the subject of the staff and I have to say this is the only way I can describe it, they all looked like they just attended a funeral.

Some of the courses were great some not so great. All in all it wasn’t hard to understand why on the Saturday evening the place was only 3/4 full.

Perhaps this was just an off-night but at these prices this type of restaurant should not be having off nights.

In short front of house was sadly lacking. We will not be returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went there for my daughter‘s graduation dinner. We chose the 9 course starter dinner.

The service was extremely slow and inconsistent...there was more than a 60 minute wait before one course and then 3 courses within a very short period of time.

There were some hair in the truffle harp...when I pointed it out to the waitress she got flustered, mumbled “excuse me” and disappeared in the kitchen to come back a fair few minutes later with a new one...unfortunately the food over which the truffle shavings were supposed to go was cold by then...no question about replacing, no apologies.

We had to get the attention of a waiter several times during the evening to have our glasses refilled.

The food ranged from truly amazing (amuses bouches and desserts) to really bland (fish and seafood).

All in all a rather disappointing experience.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was beautifully put together and presented, service slick and friendly, they let us see the kitchen,the lunch menu works out as great value. This was our second time there and will certainly not be our last!

c
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Slow and irritatingly confused service. Dishes meant to be high cuisine but flavors blend hardly with each other. There was not really a single “wow” dish out of the 9 course set menu. Overuse of mousses and vinaigrette sauces. Bread was good but definitely not for such presumed high standard restaurant. At GBP 400 for two people, with four glasses of Champagne, I have eaten far better.

YT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All the dishes are very sophisticated and well presented. Outlooks of dishes are perfectly decorated. However those flavours, textures, makes superbly contrary of initial expectations. Service peoples are well educated. As the ambassador of grand chef, kindly explain upon requests or questions how to make the texture, what is the flavor of inside unseen. Everything are so delicious and delicate.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably one of the most faultless dining experiences I’ve ever had. Incredible attention to detail, knowledgeable servers offering inspired wine pairings in gorgeous settings that make you feel like you’ve been transported from central London to a lush green secret paradise. The private dining room looks amazing as well!

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food!

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

I definitely would return to try tasting menu. Food was awesome.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely an experience. Never have had any meal come close to the level of superb service and flavor that Greenhouse provided. An absolute must visit!

BC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is well cooked and has great innovation. Different taste spread across different dishes and it's great to have a try!

S
Berkshire
27 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary at the Greenhouse. Food and wine were both excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and food

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my top 10 meals all time! Absolutely extraordinary food and service.

D
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was ok. Very creative and artistic, however the dessert courses and petit fours were massively disappointing for a 2*.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was slow 3h 4 course meal

RD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent,as usual.Wondeful food and a great wine list.We all had a great time

HS
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had an early booking for a Saturday night. The restaurant is in a quiet side street and it's a surprise to find it in its garden location so close to Hyde Park. There was a choice of 3 x 4 course menus from which i chose mainly fish. I'm not generally a deserts person but the pistachio creme brulee with icecream was amazing. Even the brioche bun that came with the starter was the lightest and tastiest I'd ever eaten. The herring with multi coloured radish 'fin' garnish looked too good to eat. What a combination of spanish dance theatrics by the wait staff, artistic flair in the food presenation and scientific gastronomy: amazing. My personal taste would be less showmanship from the staff: the food is the star of the show and should be left to speak for itself. A wonderful dining experience.

S
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a tasting menu with my other to celebrate a work promotion. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. I have enjoyed fine-dining experiences for years and this meal was probably the finest thus far!

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very elegant. Food is delicious and I would give it 5 stars if the Wagyu beef wasn’t too fat and a little chewy than the another restaurant which I tried the night before. The food decor is an art and the wine specialist recommended good wines with a little bit history of the brand.

OT
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience from start to finish

PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding from the moment we arrived to the sad moment we left ✅✅✅

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