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Glassblower

#7,238 of 17,142 Restaurants in London
#7,755 of 18,020 Places to Eat in London
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Bar, Grill, Pub
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40-42 Glasshouse Street | Piccadilly, London, England
(020)-7734-8547
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Drinks were fine, a bit cramped for food!

Drinks were fine here, as a stopover - but it was certainly busy and cramped we choose not to eat here for this reason, so I have scored this as average.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
JamzyW
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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240 reviews 240 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Drinks were fine here, as a stopover - but it was certainly busy and cramped we choose not to eat here for this reason, so I have scored this as average.

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Saint John, Canada
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

After passing by this pub dozens of time when in the Picadilly Circus area, we decided to pop in for a cider. It was quite busy upon our arrival, but we managed to get a table as someone else was leaving. We ordered some chips to go along with our cider and they arrived fast and hot. They have a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The toilets stink! Such a let down when the basic facilities are disgusting. It's the sort of place you walk into and know you are in a toilet.

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Livingston, Scotland
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32 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Popped in here for some drinks and also had one of their Steak and Ale pies. Very nice overall and would definitely visit again. Decent prices and a good amount of tables, so there always seemed to be somewhere to sit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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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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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42 helpful votes 42 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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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, Pub

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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