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“Try It Its Gr8” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Glasshouse @ The Grove

The Glasshouse @ The Grove
Price range: $50 - $75
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Glasshouse restaurant is tucked away inside The Grove at Chandler's Cross - a luxury country house hotel set in 300 acres of woodlands in Hertfordshire. This lively, informal restaurant is nicknamed the 'theatre of cooking' as its chef prepare British, Asian and Mediterranean dishes in spectacular style, then serve them buffet-style for everyone to enjoy. The Glasshouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the dining room is decorated with contemporary chandeliers, a backlit bar, floor to ceiling windows with views of the hotel's formal gardens, and designer chairs. Popular with fashionable hotel residents and locals for breakfast meetings, business lunches and relaxed evening meals, The Glasshouse is a fun and stylish dining destination.Please note this restaurant only takes bookings one month in advance.
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Try It Its Gr8”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Took a friend to the glass house for a birthday treat. This is no ordinary buffet ! Food on every station was terrific . Tasty & cooked to perfection . We did lunch unaware that it is cheaper than dinner . The service was seamless fantastic to feel special whilst having a buffet . But they strive to make it such, a must have experience . Cant wait to go again . Top Drawer . And the gardens outside are worth a visit too .

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bucks
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Something a bit different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

I have been the The Glasshouse at The Grove half a dozen times and always had a good experience. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food, buffet style with a lot of variety so something for everyone, is well cooked and presented. The grounds are beautiful, a lovely backdrop to the dining experience. There's also the added fun of the potential for a Celebrity spot - Duran Duran is my personal best! 4 stars rather than 5 purely on the price which is on the high side.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank JBBucks
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Booked the grove for a celebration. Food was excellent - great choice and very easy to browse and select. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful, good advice and always discretely on hand. Overall great experience, will definitely go again

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrew H
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Watford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Well worth the price a great venue on the golf course great service and staff good for a special occasion or family get together

Visited December 2012
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St. Alabans,England
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169 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Great choice of food in the company of 2 Beautiful Ladies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Have visited the Glasshouse many times and have always enjoyed the experience. What I like is the wide selection of food which to me all tastes great but as a Buffet style Restaurant one can choose exactly what you want. You can just try a soupcon of a dish and if you like can go back for more. The smoked salmon and Prawns are always great as well as the Roast Beef which can be cooked to your taste. On this visit they also had Roast Pork which had the best crackling ever. There are always a variety of salads and vegetables to suit all tastes. There is also a great choice of delicious sweets and to finish there are some excellent cheeses. In the company of 2 beautiful ladies what more could you wish for.
There are 3 down sides in my opinion which are:
1) They often offer special prices to tables of 4 but nothing to a table of 3 not even if you are a regular customer
2) The wine prices are rather too high
3) The coffee is far below the standard one would expect at this class of establishment.
I really enjoy a nice cup of coffee to finish the meal, but I did not order coffee, because of past experience but my 2 companions did order coffee and wished they had not. It did tend to spoil the meal for them.
The first and last taste of a meal is the most influential.
Though the service was good one cannot give the meal 5 stars as just a few silly things can spoil an otherwise great dining experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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