The Greenhouse

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French
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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! Best food I had in a long time in Mayfair

OT
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super! Toller Service, sehr gute Weinbegleitung, fantastisches Essen

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j
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A thoroughly enjoyable evening. World class food especially "Oyster" "Caviar" and the Landes chicken. Well paced, service just right and left feeling satiated but not stuffed. Will return

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

There were a large group of young men who were violently abusive.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice food, service was a bit "amateur" but very nice people

p
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to the restaurant since Alex Dilling became chef and we were very pleased that the standards had not dropped and if anything were even better.
6 of us has the set lunch menu at it was simply without fault.
The service as always was excellent and this is a real jewel of a restaurant tucked away in Mayfair.
I think that we will visit again soon.

FL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is very good and the value amazing for a set lunch. The canapés are just stunning!
Service need a bit more attention to details.

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

Anniversary

LA
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would certainly recommend The Greenhouse to friends - its our second time.
Superb food, very professionally presented but courses are small - expensive.

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food excellent, an improvement on the already high previous standards. Wine mist remains very extensive, with mark up to match, hard to find anything you want below £250. Sommelier very good though.

One major disappointment- we are regular visitors and were shown to a poor table, asked to move to our usual table which was empty and were told it had been specifically picked out and reserved earlier that day, head chap insisted we could not sit there. Shown to another table instead, directly affected by the in and out from the kitchen. Miraculously our chosen table later became free, we moved and the people who had booked it, history does not reveal. Maitre d’ didn’t have the courage to come and ask if everything was ok.

Also, we were given a tasting menu only and had to ask for a la carte. Overall very good but at £600 for two for dinner, the above should not happen.

Also, they shouldn’t allow tables for 8 in the main room. It’s just too noisy and disruptive for others.

TF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It has really gone downhill since we last went half a year ago. Then, it was a wonderful restaurant and it used to be our favourite in London. We ordered the set lunch menu. Everything was bland, especially the three amuse-bouche. The pigeon was so rare we almost returned it. No deep or exciting flavour anywhere. There are only two choice for the main - either pigeon for two, or halibut. So for two people eating, either both eat halibut or both eat pigeon ! For the cheese course - extra £18 ? I am pretty sure it used to be included for no extra. The set used to include coffee and tea, but no longer. For the ‘incl wine’ option, it used to be half a bottle, now two glasses.

t
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An oasis in the heart of Mayfair. Enter through an amazing garden to be greeted by very attentive staff. The food was stunning in its presentation and taste. Lovely wines to accompany. Couldn’t fault it

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Disappointing meal. I was revisiting this restaurant after previously dining here 13 years ago and had very good memories.

* Veal sweetbreads and the sauce was far too rich after it followed a course of foie gras
* Bread in a two Michelin starred restaurant should be stellar but was dry and even slightly burnt
* The crowd seemed to be mostly tourists rather than discerning Londoners
* Decor could be more vibrant but front garden is pretty

Dishes are presented nicely just didn’t wow on flavours

PC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely restaurant and great staff. We chose the set lunch menu, but were surprised when we were given a lot of extra little dishes. Highly recommended for a special lunch.

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding at every level. Amazing dining and service experience.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience from start to finish, highly recommended. I can’t recall all the names but special thanks to the crew Melanie, Tyler, Dargan and of course chef Alex. ‘We’ll be back’

e
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for a glass of champagne, the 9 course menu and wine pairing (for 2 people). Food was good but not extraordinary, same for wine (sommelier not really helpful though). The bill came ... almost £700. Definitely not worth it.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative, wow-factor food. Lovely atmosphere, impeccable service and great wines. Highly recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice food and environment

I
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden away from prying eyes, you walk through a lovely courtyard to reach reception. From the outside the restaurant is understated, inside it is wonderfully calming.
The staff were outstanding, getting the balance of service and allowing us to enjoy ourselves perfectly.
We took the 9 course tasting menu, which was just right, and the sommelier worked with us to get our wines selection perfectly suited to our food
Nothing was too much trouble, it was calm, relaxing and high class
Do expect to pay for the experience - we knew that going into it, and were happy to do so
Highly recommended, we will be there again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious dishes

v
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for a special occasion, fantastic wine list.

BC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brand new team. Attentive service but very little interaction

c
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary with a lunch at the Greenhouse, and we loved everything about our time there. The service was amazing, as was the food. The chef was incredibly inventive with all of the courses and we had a lovely time overall.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful presentation and very creative dishes. In my opinion, it is on its way to three star.

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, staff very attentive and a very relaxing, tranquil atmosphere. Only minor is that it was a little too quiet. Could have don't with some discreet, relaxing music or something in the background. Over all, an excellent place.

m
Tokyo
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is beautifully presented but I wasn't surprised or challenged by the flavours.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
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 on 15 August 2019
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.

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