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Summary

“Interesting cuisine in the style of sister establishments, Chez Bruce and La Trompette” help distinguish this bright, contemporary (“slightly bland”) dining room by Kew Gardens as “a real treat of a local”. Ratings recovered this year, thanks to consistent praise for its “discreet and polite service” and “food that’s always bang on”.

£82
Exceptional
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Though never quite a match for its stablemate, Chez Bruce, this “sunny” (“slightly bland”) dining room by Kew Gardens tube has always boasted similarly “sparkling and seasonal” modern cuisine, and “diligent and friendly” service. On most accounts it remains as “superb” as ever, but its ratings took an unexpected knock this year, due to a few reports of meals “not up to expectations” and, in particular, “tiny portions”.

£72
Good
Very Good
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“From the Chez Bruce stable”, this “consistently excellent” neighbourhood spot by Kew Gardens tube continues to win acclaim for its “subtle” and “beautifully judged” cuisine; the interior doesn’t suit everyone however, and “though it shares the ambition of CB, it doesn’t achieve quite the same level”.

£71
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A good runner-up to Chez Bruce”; this “first-class” Kew sibling to London’s favourite restaurant is a “very good-value” destination, where the food is “always fabulous and seasonal” and staff “always go the extra mile”; if there’s a weakness, it’s the light but “noisy” interior.

£65
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

The Glasshouse is owned by Nigel Platts-Martin and Bruce Poole, the team behind acclaimed London restaurants Chez Bruce and La Trompette.


The Glasshouse opened for business in 1999, gained a Michelin star in 2002 and has maintained an outstanding reputation for food, wine and customer care ever since. Despite some fairly lofty industry awards over the years, we have always enjoyed our rooted position as a neighbourhood and local restaurant. We  strive therefore, to provide the very best food and service within a warm, friendly and relaxed environment.


The dining room is overseen by the highly experienced and welcoming Kern Gohre, a true hospitality professional. Kern and his team take great pride in doing their very utmost to give all our guests a top class and memorable dining experience.

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Portions
10.30 pm, Sun 10 pm
65
Yes

The chef

Berwyn Davies,


Head Chef

The Glasshouse Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Glasshouse Restaurant in TW9, Kew by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Glasshouse restaurant.
Jimmy S
Really great evening. Worth all the plaudit...
Reviewed 1 months, 8 days ago

"Really great evening. Worth all the plaudits."

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Peter D
Superb food, excellent service, the best re...
Reviewed 1 months, 15 days ago

"Superb food, excellent service, the best restaurant iu this neighbourhood"

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Victoria J
This restaurant maintains the same high sta...
Reviewed 2 months, 4 days ago

"This restaurant maintains the same high standard every time we visit. The lunch is excellent value for money."

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Phil K
I was surprised at just how good it was! 2...
Reviewed 4 months, 5 days ago

"I was surprised at just how good it was! 2 issues - a slippery floor and a noisy room, otherwise, lovely!"

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Peter D
Very interesting and well presented menu su...
Reviewed 9 months, 29 days ago

"Very interesting and well presented menu supplemented by good service by the staff, only to be let down by the use of cold plates for the main courses."

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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, Sun - 12:30 - 3pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm, Sun 7 - 9:30
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 10 pm

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