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Glassblower

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40-42 Glasshouse Street | Piccadilly, London, England
(020)-7734-8547
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Above average pub grub

Nice atmosphere, good food and drinks. We had a family dinner in the upstairs dining room. The fish and chips was really tasty and so was the hamburger.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My partner and I have dined at this pub on our last three visits to London. The dining room upstairs is small but we always manage to get a table. Food has always been good and staff pleasant. Will definitely return again in the future.

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San Marcos, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I understand there are literally thousands of pubs, and I am not an expert in the area of pub food. But, we came across the Glassblower after wandering around Picadilly Circus and were very happy with our meal. The restaurant upstairs was very charming and had great food. The rib eye steak, the venison pie, and the paella were excellent.... More 

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San juan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice atmosphere, good food and drinks. We had a family dinner in the upstairs dining room. The fish and chips was really tasty and so was the hamburger.

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Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

They never meet your heroes or go back to special places after a long time, because it will never be what you expect or remember. Back in the UK, visiting old haunts, The Glassblowers, seems to be confused about what it is....Pub or Restaurant. The beer was great, very busy at lunch but still good service but food seemed over... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Only had a couple of drinks in this traditional pub. Good atmosphere, friendly staff and good choice of beers. Stood outside with friends in the busy pedestrian only road because the bar was packed. This was no problem because there are heaters on the wall to keep you warm and a couple of my friends are smokers so they could... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Well my friend Anna R has summed this place up to say the least in her review below!! Having had such a good day out in London & both being lovers of food, words cannot describe how disappointed we both were with our £15 each two second microwave meal of a roast dinner!! I've always said that a roast dinner... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went for a few pints with some friends here while in London, but not as good as I remember in the 90s (unfortunately). Seems a bit middle of the road, as if it can't determine whether it wants to be a gastropub or a proper one. Perhaps they will work it out soon.

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Came into London for a day out with my friend. Having had a lovely afternoon it was finally time to sit down and eat. What shall we have? It's Sunday so a roast is compulsory. The Glassblower looked promising. Busy was a good sign so we went in and headed for the restaurant upstairs. Not so busy! Oh well we'll... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Had a Sunday roast at this soho pub. It was overpriced and poor food. The meat was overcooked and the Yorkshire pudding like a pancake. The veggies looked like they had been stored in an oven for hours and brought out. This type of food makes the Europeans despair at English cuisine. It must improve.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I love the Glassblower, for it's authentic dark wood, traditional furnishings and location - it's often very very busy, particularly in the summer, but it's well worth visiting for a pint in a proper pub, as opposed to a "gussied up" bar.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40-42 Glasshouse Street | Piccadilly, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: (020)-7734-8547

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Grill

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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