RestaurantsSurreyKewTW9

survey result

Summary

£90
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A superb restaurant close to Kew Gardens station” – this “consistently excellent” neighbourhood spot enjoys a disproportionately large fanclub thanks to its “subtly flavoured” modern cuisine; its “extensive and good-value wine list”; its “sweet and attentive” service; and the “light and airy” style of the relatively “small” dining room. Although ratings are not quite as stellar as they were a few years ago, they remain eminently respectable. Perhaps it's suffering from its fine provenance: “viewed on it’s own merits, it’s an extremely good restaurant, just not quite as good as its sibling La Trompette (and the slightly further away Chez Bruce)”.

Summary

£81
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A five-star experience” – this posher-than-usual neighbourhood haunt, by Kew Gardens tube station is “the lowest profile in the Chez Bruce stable”. Arguably “the dining room itself is a little uninspiring, but it has a good atmosphere when it’s full”, and the operation generally shows “similar care and professionalism” to its siblings, down to the “expert cuisine”; “well chosen, affordable wine list”; and “top cheeseboard”. After a rocky patch, long term fans feel it’s “sprung back to form”, but scores have yet to hit their old highs here, and a more representative view is that “it’s not as superlative as it was, but of very high quality nevertheless”.

Summary

£81
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A five-star experience” – this posher-than-usual neighbourhood haunt, by Kew Gardens tube station is “the lowest profile in the Chez Bruce stable”. Arguably “the dining room itself is a little uninspiring, but it has a good atmosphere when it’s full”, and the operation generally shows “similar care and professionalism” to its siblings, down to the “expert cuisine”; “well chosen, affordable wine list”; and “top cheeseboard”. After a rocky patch, long term fans feel it’s “sprung back to form”, but scores have yet to hit their old highs here, and a more representative view is that “it’s not as superlative as it was, but of very high quality nevertheless”.

Summary

£82
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In the style of sister establishments Chez Bruce and La Trompette”, this neighbourhood star in a parade of shops right by Kew Gardens tube station also has a fine record of “superb, well-balanced cooking with great seasonal ingredients”. Its ratings sagged quite noticeably this year, though, with numerous reports that performance is “off the boil” of late, and – “with the quality seeming to have dipped” – it can seem “quiet” or “a bit lacking in atmosphere”.

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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.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £39.50
Dinner   £57.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Portions
No dress code
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.
Fiona C
I haven't been there for 10 years but the f...
Reviewed 2 months, 4 days ago

"I haven't been there for 10 years but the food is still as good as ever and the acoustics have improved. The service was very friendly but a little rough around the edges."

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David Y
Impeccable service and beautifully presente...
Reviewed 5 months, 18 days ago

"Impeccable service and beautifully presented food."

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Jane B
Lovely food!...
Reviewed 6 months, 5 days ago

"Lovely food!"

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John G
Enjoyable neighbourhood eatery close to Kew...
Reviewed 6 months, 6 days ago

"Enjoyable neighbourhood eatery close to Kew Gardens. Serves an excellent a la carte lunch with some interesting choices for lunch. If this was local to me I'd be very happy to eat there regularly"

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David Y
Good value for this quality.impeccable serv...
Reviewed 7 months, 23 days ago

"Good value for this quality.impeccable service "

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MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm

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