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The Glassblowing House

20 Sutton Harbour | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
01752 228556
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Ranked #116 of 504 Restaurants in Plymouth
Price range: $0 - $55
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
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I always take my family here when they visit, and it's never disappointed! The service is good and the food always delicious! The variety is superb, each time we've been there had been something new and exciting. I had the moules devonaire; generous portions, large mussels and the sauce was absolutely divine. It is always a delight to eat here,... More

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Boston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Glorious evening glorious food.... Probably the best 'fish n chips' I've ever had. fantastic atmosphere... Ok it's not cheap but your getting top nosh at a premium restaurant with views over a lovely harbour

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Not even worth the one star. Just had lunch in there. Arrived, sat down brilliant view then got a couple of drinks from a miserable foreign waitress who didn't crack a smile then placed an order of mussels as a starter which came eventually, they were stone cold! Discussing! We sent them back and it took about another 10 mins... More

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Derbyshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Situated overlooking the bay at Lockyers Quay near Plymouth Sound, this restaurant is truly special. Food, service and location were superb. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food and a lovely atmosphere. " Lovely situation with a view over the harbour. Very attentive and friendly service from the moment we arrived which continued throughout the meal. The menu gave... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had breakfast here with a group of friends. The staff were welcoming and very accommodating. The fried English was good and of good value but the pancakes were very disappointing; £5 for two very small pancakes and a tiny pot of syrup. Considering the cost to produce pancakes, and the cost of the ingredients it should not have been in... More

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lovely location overlooking harbour, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff!! Beautifully cooked breakfast for £4.99. Good value!

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Chessington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I attended this restaurant today at 11.20 for brunch. It advertises this outside until 11.30. A group of 6 were walking out as I entered they'd been given the same message as me. 'We aren't doing any more food until lunch' the Chef will go mad. Another couple behind me were also turned away. I was told the kitchen was... More

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Cardiff
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went here for breakfast...what a waste of money. We're seated quickly but then had to wait nearly 15mins to have our breakfast order taken, it wasn't that busy and three waiters were hovering around. Once order was taken (full English and eggs benedict) our drinks arrived quickly and we could enjoy the only good thing about this place the view.... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was our 25th wedding anniversary, so I booked a table for four at the glassblowing house, and why there you may ask, because we and the couple we went with have eaten there five or six times and really enjoyed it. What a mistake!!!. We arrived at 8.10 pm for a 8.15 pm booking we were shown to are... More

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Plymouth uk
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Only come here when we get our vouchers as is excellent food for excellent price. Love the staff and its always so clean.

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