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The Glassblowing House

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20 Sutton Harbour | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
01752 228556
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions
Description: This 70 cover restaurant is first class dining with sensational views of...
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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  • 91
    Average
  • 68
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  • 88
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good meal and entertainment

we spent New Years Eve at the Glassblowing House. It was a lovely location, food was good and the staff attentive. Unfortunately it wasn't as packed as it could have been. I think to be honest the price was high and could have put a lot of people off. Sometimes its best to have a full house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mandydk
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wiltshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was shocking, food was taking ages and nobody cared! I would avoid this and any of the other businesses he owns like the plague!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we spent New Years Eve at the Glassblowing House. It was a lovely location, food was good and the staff attentive. Unfortunately it wasn't as packed as it could have been. I think to be honest the price was high and could have put a lot of people off. Sometimes its best to have a full house with more atmosphere... More 

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Thank mandydk
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife took me here for my birthday lunch last October. Great food was had by us both. The service was first class as was the food and wine.

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Thank ErictheredPlymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very welcoming Staff and pleasant manner. Thoroughly enjoyed the gourmet menu last night, table of four, celebrating a birthday, could not fault the menu and quality of food.

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Thank Graham G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location for breakfast, views over the marina - unwinding and watching the world and his wife go on by. Food is lovely and very reasonably priced. Gluten free no problem.

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Thank Anne B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recent meal there was as before. Good food at reasonable price, The restaurant is better in the summer months when the doors are opened directly onto the Barbican Harbour quay. The restaurant is also located in the heart of the Barbican area full of artisan shops and galleries by day and very lively bar area at night.

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Thank PaulSansom2014
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for 12 of us and was asked to pre-order, which was a great way to order for big groups! Enjoyed a 3 course meal to which were on offer for £14, all of which were amazing! I loved my food and all my friends enjoyed it aswell! The service is very professional and they add nice touches... More 

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Thank James W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely relaxing lunch here with friends. Food delicious and beautifully presented. Very attentive staff who made our visit very enjoyable

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Thank ShaPlymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Moules Devonaire to start which was fantastic followed by Fish & Chips with pea ice cream that was certainly different. Great view across the harbour to the aquarium and excellent service.

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Thank Marty W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time of eating at these premises but certainly not the last. Waiter pleasant and attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Sutton Harbour | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: 01752 228556

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 48
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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