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The Glassblowing House

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20 Sutton Harbour | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
01752 228556
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first time I visited this restaurant it was lovely, and certainly made me want to book again. However, the second time I was extremely disappointed. The restaurant has the most lovely views, but unfortunately, the staff really let down my visit. I suggested the restaurant to a group of friends and as we arrived I booked the restaurant for... More 

1 Thank Tiny_Tourist101
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful meal and enjoyed every moment. Provided a highchair for my baby, but I didn't have need of changing facilities so can't comment on existence/quality.

Thank MoonHareLady
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Glassblowing House is an island of tranquility set in the sea of the frantic drinking-fest that is the Barbican. Its tempting menu, offers the choice of fresh fish that you would expect from a Plymouth based establishment, but may not always get. The food was a pleasure to eat and the service very good. The spinach comment? Said epinards... More 

1 Thank sue b
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was quite a shocking place to eat ,food was cold took ages to arrive ,the service was slow but FOH guys were pleasant enough won't be going back anytime soon

1 Thank Chefatron
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On what was supposed to be a special dinner for our last night in Plymouth was ruined by diabolical customer service. I am old school - an apology goes a long way to keeping a customer happy! After an hour wait for the starters, I had to question what had happened, the waitress admitted to forgetting to put the order... More 

1 Thank Chantelle H
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maybe I just went on a bad night, but my experience here was not good. The place looks very smart and modern, and situated on the edge of the quay, it has a great view over the boats in the harbor, but that’s all it has going for it. Our server took forever to take our drinks order, although did... More 

1 Thank MIfamilyguy
Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, well designed interiors and decor. Seams to cater for locals as well as the tourist market. Food was delish and good value at £52 for two cocktails 2mains and a large glass of red. Enjoyed the fact that the mains were a complete meal no need to order sides.

Thank laura297390
Plainfield, Connecticut
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good and the service was good; but the experience just seemed to come up flat. This was a so-so lunch experience.

Thank MAJurman
Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location, views, choice and quality of food was fantastic and the pricing was very reasonable. The only slight negative, was the service was variable. Specifically the welcome, seating and initial order taking was great right up to the point we finished our main meal. As the mains were cleared we asked for Dessert menus, after 15 minutes we reminded... More 

Thank Shaun M
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a 3 generation family lunch. Food was very nice but service very slow and we had to repeatedly ask for same things eg. they forgot veg for children's meals; jug of water, and it wasn't a particularly busy lunchtime. Lovely setting and attractively decorated venue but be prepared to wait.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Sutton Harbour | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: 01752 228556
This 70 cover restaurant is first class dining with sensational views of Sutton Harbour. This fantastic setting is in the heart of Plymouth's buzzing Barbican. The Glassblowing House is a unique building keeping with the Glassblowing Theme it once was. There is a theatre-style kitchen and the menu changes daily to ensure the freshest food is served from the local area.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?