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The Glassblowing House

20 Sutton Harbour | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
01752 228556
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Ranked #118 of 508 Restaurants in Plymouth
Price range: $0 - $54
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
  • Italian first
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English first
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Certainly a memorable and lovely experience to happily remember! My husband and I went here for breakfast the other week while on a business trip. What a fantastic setting, we were seated near the open window with a fabulous view of the harbour. We drank lots of tea, all freshly made and had a great breakfast with poached and fried... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited here on a recent trip to Plymouth , the food was excellent the setting is spot on as with other reviews try to get a window seat Bon appetite

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We ate at The Glassblowing House two weeks ago in the evening. The views and dining room were both very classy and the staff friendly. The kitchen can be seen from the dining room which I feel is always a reassuring sign. However, they could do with a separate lunchtime and an evening menu. The one we were shown was... More

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plymouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I think this restaurant has such amazing views watching the harbour, but where's the fish then? I felt there was more Italian food with pizza and pasta, we both had mussels his for starter mine for main with pasta, which was ok but there was a certain smell to them that put me off. I've had better in a chain... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have eaten here a number times and it has never failed to please. The food is excellent and the menu has good variety. I would definitely recommend the white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake! Try and get a table by the window so you can enjoy the view.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were visiting Plymouth and looking for somewhere for a simple one-course, but good, dinner. The Glassblowing House was an excellent choice; lovely views out onto the harbour, very good service and a pleasant ambiance. I chose seafood linguine - hake, salmon, shrimps, mussels - and it was delicious. Probably the best seafood pasta I've ever eaten. I would definitely... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had drinks here on Saturday night with nibbles (bread board and olive oil was excellent value) and came back for Sunday lunchtime. Good variety on the Sunday and very flexible anything from a club sandwich to traditional Sunday roast and everything in between.

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Cheltenham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Booked for a Saturday evening, and was a bit nervous after reading the latest reviews which varied so much! Needn't gave worried, the restaurant was full, lovely atmosphere, excellent service and great food. Very reasonably priced too, all in all a lovely meal, we will be back!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I love the location and the staff are seem to be very pleasant. The food is average and has potential to be much better.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went with 3 friends for lunch in July & my food was over cooked & my friend couldn't eat hers at all the gravy was so over concentrated it was unpleasant. when we spoke to our waiter about this he agreed about the gravy ( as he had it for his lunch!!) but offered no alternative. will not be going... More

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