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Glassblower

40-42 Glasshouse Street | Piccadilly, London, England
(020)-7734-8547
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Ranked #7,221 of 17,143 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Bar, Grill
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Alexandria, Virginia
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184 reviews 184 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Always nice to stop in at the Glassblower for a few pints when I am in the UK. The staff is friendly and the pub has a nice feel. If your in the area and want a drink or a bite to eat consider the Glassblower.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went couple of times to this pub, every time nice atmosphere, nice beer, nice food but don't be late because kitchen closes much before pub do and when the final round is over you get plastic cups to continue drinking in front of the pub, unpleasant surprise. Service is okay, we joked a little and left some paper money... More

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Cearwater
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

had to "Cod Father" and Chicken and Mushroom Sheppards Pie. Great Selection of beers and the wait staff was excellent. We had a great time there.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Popped in here for pre-theatre drink and had three. Sat by the entrance on a really hot day. Lovely friendly atmosphere and the staff were friendly and efficient. Would definitely go back and try the food too.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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

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