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Glassblower

40-42 Glasshouse Street | Piccadilly, London, England
(020)-7734-8547
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Ranked #7,837 of 17,024 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Bar, Grill
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Pretty average ropey pub but with the advantage of being in the thick of the West End. They really haven't made any type of effort in here to appeal to anyone but us non-fussy Londoners as its scruffy and tht toilets like somethign out a Guy Ritchie film. Food was average and slow, bar staff typically rushed and straight faced.... More

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Oakland, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a very touristy place in a touristy part of London. We had fish and chips. The portions were generous, but the peas were cold. Nice cod and chips, though. The selection of beer was very "international", and none of the staff (or patrons) were English - neither were we... After our meal we found several nicer-looking places close... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My family and I eat here when in the area, won't be going back. We were upstairs and it was like an oven, no windows open and air con only pointed at 1 table. One girl serving the entire upstairs including the bar. We waited ages for average food with small portions. My daughters had to be sent back before... More

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A nice enough pub but quite messy, tables were left with dirty pots on for quite a while after new customers arrived. A small group of drunken football fans started singing but weren't asked to be quiet, and since one of them looked quite unsteady on his feet, we moved away for fear if him knocking his drink off the... More

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Upleadon, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you are looking for a traditional London pub - this is it. The decoration inside is just what you would expect. We ate upstairs in a cosy little bay window. It was a delightful setting, seeing the people walk up and down Glasshouse Street with London buses going past. The food was good, inexpensive pub food. Two of us... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

After hours of walking around, visiting Hamleys, shopping at Oxford Street, the glassblower is an excellent place to collapse over a couple of pints...nice staff, very friendly

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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Glassblower, responded to this review

Dear Themonch Thank you for providing us with your review. I can confirm that I have passed on your kind comments to the management team and to the Area Manager of the Glassblower who would like to thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to see you soon at the Glassblower. Kind regards, Taylor Walker More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Popped in for a drink after long walk around London city and shops. Very busy and hard to find anywhere to sit, very small downstairs.There is a dining room upstairs but we only wanted a drink we didn't have to wait too long to grab a seat (thats what you have to do) We had a portion of chips they... More

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Cambridgeshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Nice old pub. Very busy on Saturday night as had football on which was really loud. We went in next morning for our breakfast which was very good value, but needed to be a lot hotter. Service was good and friendly.

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The glassblower pub is definitely the best pub in London. Just a second walking from Piccadilly Circus station the Glassblower has a unique style. I have spent almost 5 years of my life on this pub, so sad they have stopped the happy hour....but the new fittings are looking very nice!! The Polish waitress has the best smile ever :)

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I can not comment on the lager or wine but the ales are well kept and served at just the right temperature. A good place to start a night out and meet up with your mates.

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