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Glassblower

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40-42 Glasshouse Street | Piccadilly, London, England
(020)-7734-8547
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overpriced microwave meal

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Anna R
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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92 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

this resturant was a big let down! The building was cute and the eating area upstairs looked very quant and just what we wanted. The main negatives from our meal was the waitress was rather rude and pushy, our starters were ready within 5 minutes of ordering and seemed to have been sat being warned up for a while. My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Just had a very tasty meal here. Lovely dining area upstairs with comfy sofa and quiet music. If want louder and busier downstairs is packed! Meal very nice and came quickly. Only disappointment is we asked what cider they had and only told us one type. So we ordered then found a drinks menu which had various ones. By then... More 

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Cape Town
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had popped in one night and it was full and vibey and because it was popular, we decided to put it on our list of places to go to for a meal. We went on the Saturday afternoon after Christmas and it wasn't full at all. My daughter and I ordered the fish and chips and my husband decided... More 

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

Dear Anne G Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review. I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at Glassblower with regards to the service you received. I can confirm that I have passed on your concerns to the management team who would like to investigate your feedback. We have sent you... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited once on the 21st Dec and came back twice again in the two days following as we loved it so much! Great value little sharing plates, whitebait and Camembert was delicious! Cosy warm pub atmosphere and the Christmas decorations really did make it that extra bit magical. Very clean, a nice sized pub (not big, not small) great staff... More 

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Wiltshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stopped here for lunch and a rest after battling the Regent St crowds on a Saturday in December. There are plenty of fancier and chain places to eat locally, but we enjoy a proper London pub and this really did hit the spot. Tucked just behind Regent St, it was a good choice to get away from all the noise.... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stopped here for a much needed stop for food and a rest from shopping. Seated upstairs with a lovely view from the window. Staff were very friendly and attentive both in seating us and taking our order. Of particular note was the Italian girl who served us and was very friendly and helpful. My wife had fish and chips which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

They served without a doubt the worse meal we have eaten in 10 years of visiting London. We got the Sunday Roast special and after waiting 10 minutes we figured out that downstairs in the pub all orders went through the bartender. We ordered and waited and waited and waited and finally asked the bartender where our order was. He... More 

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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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Soho
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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