The Glasshouse Kew

Modern European·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of The Glasshouse Kew

Silver Award

Light and airy, but with a simple elegance that comes from clever, careful design, this sibling of La Trompette and Chez Bruce is the go-to destination for Kew’s smart set. It also gives its siblings a run for their money when it comes to quality, presentation and service, though it’s easier to get a table here. The menu is a showcase for seasonal British ingredients cooked with proper knowhow and an eye to the future rather than the past. The menu changes often, but you might find rich indulgence in the shape of roast duck breast with foie gras parfait and baby beets or Welsh lamb with crispy sweetbreads alongside contemporary dishes with a lighter touch: salmon and sea bream carpaccio dressed with lime and chilli or a heavenly mix of plaice, chorizo and squid, with an umami hit from anchovy dressing.  Service is “terrific” and the wine cellar is “serious, though not necessarily pricey”.


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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Modern European
Fine dining, Glamorous, Lively, Quiet conversation, Traditional, Widely spaced tables
Other Awards
One Michelin star
Food Hygiene Rating


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The Glasshouse Kew has one Michelin star.

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This venue also offers

Chez Bruce

Chez Bruce

La Trompette

La Trompette


14 Station Parade, Kew, Middlesex, TW9 3PZ

020 8940 6777


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 6.30-10.30pm Sun 12.30-3pm 7-10pm


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22 Reviews 


26 June 2022  
Great food, shame about the rest

The food was excellent, marred by the fact that it was just dumped, literally, at our table! Had a bottle of Merlot, which was cold. When we asked the 'sommelier',  she 'assured' us that it was at their cellar temperature, 'like all the rest of our wines, at a steady 12 degrees, which is the temperature that Merlot should be served'!! Meanwhile, we had to ask for some bread and butter 3 times, and, when the bread eventually arrived, it was with no butter, for which we had to ask yet again. Following all this, we pointed out that we did not think that we wanted to pay the additional service charge, as we did not think the service we received deserved it. On this, the manageress marched up to us demanding to know why!!! we did, of course, explain fully. A great shame

Peter G

26 July 2019  
Ultimate neighbourhood restaurant in Kew- excellent all round with a nice atmosphere.

Wendy V

29 March 2019  
Gorgeous food, warm and friendly ambience and service. Expensive but well worth it!!!


08 July 2018  
The best restaurant I have ever dined in . The menu is the freshest vibrant delicious food I have ever had the pleasure to taste.


27 June 2018  
Excellent service, fabulous food and lots of memories to hold on to.

Susie H

28 May 2017  
Sister restaurant to Chez Bruce. Sometimes better dishes but overall CB is my favourite.

Konstantinos T

28 May 2017  
Great food - amazing venue!


28 May 2017  
Hard to match. Michelin quality european, fantastic staff, sommelier. Priced to match.

Charlene P

13 May 2016  
Pricey but nicey!

Ryder D

08 March 2015  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Imaginative and well presented food in a corner of SW London
We are fans of the sister restaurant Chez Bruce and had to be in Kew one evening so thought we would try The Glasshouse. Food is similar to Chez Bruce : varied , well presented, original . Pleasant service and modern surroundings. On balance we prefer Chez Bruce as wine list is huge and varied , atmosphere is more comfortable and clientele slightly younger and less stuffy. Overall a good experience though. Need to try the 3rd restaurant in the Bruce Poole stable.
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