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The Glassblowing House

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20 Sutton Harbour | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
01752 228556
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Chose this place for lunch on a visit around the Barbican area of Plymouth. Location and interior are pleasant and there was some glass artwork there in a nod to the historic roots of the building. The restaurant was relatively quiet. Service was ok but not pro-active in any way (from not offering to help store wheelchair to neither bringing... More 

Thank Criolla68
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dirty table/broken glass under my fork....fish mains cooked to death/over salted...Burn-it/dry it out waiting to be plated....oh dear what a great place need new kitchen brigade!...waiting on good..wine to hot!

Thank squire1944
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a window table overlooking the marina on a warm evening with the windows open. It felt like we were on The Med. Wonderful location and a lovely dining room. We both ate the gourmet burgers and my wife's was ordered from the gluten free menu. A good choice of GF meals which cannot be said for most restaurants... More 

Thank Caruana176
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a sail around the Sound and Dockyeards we were looking for somewhere for lunch that was a little more than the fired food of most eateries in the Barbican area when we passed the full height windows of the Glassblowing. We were made to feel welcome and offerd both a set lunch (very good value) and a la carte... More 

Thank GrahameHull
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I and my husband were treated to dinner here last week along with three other guests - one quite elderly and one young twenties so quite an age range and very different tastes. The Menu was extensive and superb and I would defy anyone not to be able to choose something from the versatile dishes on offer plus there was... More 

Thank Jasione301
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my 93 year old mum here. As it was lunch we only wanted a light meal. The waiter was most helpful my mum had just the soup from the set menu and my wife and I shared the sharing seafood platter. All the dishes were excellent and the sea food sharer was more than adequate and the situation... More 

Thank ceredigionbear
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for a family member's birthday celebration last week. Was very impressed with the quality of the food and the service. Our waitress was attentive and friendly, service was prompt and the food arrived fairly soon after placing our orders. The evening menu was reasonably priced with an interesting variety of dishes including several featuring locally caught seafood. I opted... More 

Thank Scott L
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A thoroughly miserable "Summer's" day on Tuesday was completely cheered up by a scrumptious dinner at the Glass Blowing House ... a cheeky little Bellini cocktail was followed by the Chicken, Chorizo and Peppercorn Sauce on Toast, then a main of the Quattro of Park ... no room for the yummy sounding puds unfortunately !! ... absolutely outstanding food, and... More 

Thank StanleysAunt
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my parents mid-week for lunch- we had food from the lunchtime set menu. Setting was fab, service was great, food was delicious. I would highly recommend.

Thank Joanne E
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food we. We both had trio of pork it looked fantastic and tasted even better a celebration dinner for our engagement we we delighted and loved the service loved the view ...just fab

Thank stellanixon

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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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?