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The Glassblowing House

20 Sutton Harbour | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
01752 228556
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Ranked #113 of 504 restaurants in Plymouth
Price range: $0 - $56
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This 70 cover restaurant is first class dining with sensational views of Sutton Harbour. This fantastic setting is in the heart of Plymouth's buzzing Barbican. The Glassblowing House is a unique building keeping with the Glassblowing Theme it once was. There is a theatre-style kitchen and the menu changes daily to ensure the freshest food is served from the local area.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This 70 cover restaurant is first class dining with sensational views of Sutton Harbour. This fantastic setting is in the heart of Plymouth's buzzing Barbican. The Glassblowing House is a unique building keeping with the Glassblowing Theme it once was. There is a theatre-style kitchen and the menu changes daily to ensure the freshest food is served from the local area.
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English first
Newquay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Never been to this restaurant previously but will be going again! Fantastic location, set on the harbourside in Plymouth, when we arrived we had the best seats in the house, looking out on to the harbour with the whole front of the restaurant opened up on what was a beautiful evening. Lovely meal, nice drinks, good service and an excellent... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The look of the restaurant draws you in and there it ends. Welcomed, if that is the word, by the older terse waitress. Our order was taken, eventually then the starters arrived, we were still waiting for aperitifs at this time. Then the mains!! how can a restaurant send a meal out that is not even on the menu??? The... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I went to this restaurant on Sunday night . £6.50 pint shandy £6.25 for glass wine !!! . the staff did not seem interested in the customers . when I ordered garlic bread and olives , the olives did not turn up and I asked the question were where they i was given the shrug of the shoulders . The... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Walked in at about 2pm on a Monday (today, July 28), with about half of the tables occupied. Waited two minutes for someone to acknowledge our presence and take us to a table. Sat for at least 10 minutes with menus on the table, obviously ready to order. In that time we think that no staff entered the dining area,... More

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Wellington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited for lunch in July, we were surprise that only a few table were taken, but it soon became clear. We were sat near the large open widow looking at the harbour next to window book full of large weeds!. The manager who took our order was unhelpful/disinterested and was not seen again as he retreated... More

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Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My family and I ate at The Glassblowing House recently after my brother's graduation and the 26 of us enjoyed our evening immensely. The food was delicious; the fruits de mer platter looked amazing, the steaks were cooked to perfection and the desserts were lovely. In addition, the staff were extremely obliging and service was very quick. Our table was... More

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

OMG the Trio of pork was just lush. I checked out this restaurant on the Internet and was glad I found it after a 5 hour train journey from Kent. I loved the meal and cleared the plate.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here before our visit to The Theatre Royal. The seafood linguine was delicious and very filling so,sadly, we did not have room for dessert. The staff were welcoming and attentive. Our table was by the open window with a view across the harbour - plenty to see and enjoy! Well recommended!

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Plymouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Have been to this place a few times ver the years. There has been a change recently and not for the better. Management are rude when you point out something is wrong. I was also overcharged because ne person in my group couldn't make it at the last minute. Won't be gong back and I would advise if your have... More

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Torpoint
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Looking forward to my plymouth gin and tonic to be given it with no ice and no explanation,I asked the bar staff for some ice the floor manager then got involved and was very rude indeed didn't seem to think it was a big deal!! The food was average we were totally overcharged at the end of the evening not... More

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