The Greenhouse

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Silver Award
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Modern European

The Greenhouse
The Greenhouse
The Greenhouse

SquareMeal Review of The Greenhouse

Silver Award

It has sported two Michelin Stars since 2004, so expectations invariably run high at The Greenhouse. However, the arrival of new executive chef Alex Dilling has taken the set-up to a different level. Dilling started his career in New York working for the master of French gastronomy, Alain Ducasse. He then earned a Michelin Star at Caviar Russe before moving back to London to work at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught - his last post prior to taking control of the kitchen at The Greenhouse in August 2018.

Of course, some things never change: the sense of Zen-like calm as visitors arrive at this Mayfair “oasis” via a beautifully landscaped garden with its stone artworks by British sculptor Emily Young; the spacious and light dining room, and the highly professional attitude of the staff. What felt notably different, though, was the buzz – it was encouraging to see almost every table occupied on a midweek evening.

Dilling’s culinary approach involves sourcing the very best ingredients, combining them with an innovative flourish and presenting them beautifully. It's meticulous and precise cooking that looks as good as it tastes. A super-soft yet deeply flavoursome smoked sturgeon mousse with crab and dill set the tone for the evening, and there were several high points to follow: we were bowled over by a breath-takingly original truffled egg concoction and a plate of Brittany turbot with boudin noir, girolles and young sorrel.

The vegetarian options also impressed, as did the wine pairings, drawn from one of London’s more voluminous lists (clocking in at 3,400+ bottles). On the downside, our A5 Gunma Wagyu beef was rather bland, and impatient diners may be troubled by the relatively long waits between courses. Still, The Greenhouse remains a bastion of serious fine dining – just be prepared to fork out handsomely.  

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cuisines
Modern European
Ambience
Fine dining, Quiet conversation, Widely spaced tables
Other Awards
SquareMeal London Top 100, Two Michelin stars
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
People
Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for The Greenhouse

27a Hay's Mews, Mayfair, London, W1J 5NY

020 7499 3331

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-14:00
Wed 12:00-14:00
Thu 12:00-14:00
Fri 12:00-14:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue 18:30-21:30
Wed 18:30-21:30
Thu 18:30-21:30
Fri 18:30-21:30
Sat 18:30-21:30
Sun Closed

Reviews of The Greenhouse

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29 Reviews 
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Anon

Best place ever!
28 January 2020  

i had my anniversary dinner there and it was absolutely stunning. every bite of food.. every sip of wine - delicious. service was great and big thanks to head chef! he does his job big time!

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Rama F

09 July 2019  
Always consistently good on service, food, quality.

Michael S

08 July 2019  
Classic haute cuisine, stunning wine list. Staff need to inject more joy into the experience and a pity mark ups on the wine are so high.

Michelle M

28 June 2019  
Delicious food - expensive wine list though.

Stevens G

31 March 2019  
Innovative modern cooking.

Barbara D

01 August 2018  
Always fabulous!

Rama F

24 April 2018  
I had the taster menu with wine flight , service as superb, from the bar staff, waiters and sommelier, the dining room upstairs is set out so that you are very private but not alone so as atmosphere is kept.

Angelika F

Experience a different twist to classic dishes
06 April 2018  
We really loved the look of Restaurant online and the oasis did not disappoint. Staff was very attentive and showed interest in our enjoyment of chefs food. Bread and amuse bouche fabulous We really liked some ot the 6 tasting menu courses, some less so,but that was down to preference not lack of excellent cooking. Seabass with avocado and coffee . I didn’t appreciate that flavour combination but my husband really liked it. We really enjoyed the lamb with artichoke course,Crab with cauliflower mousse was superb , also sweetbread was rather delicious. Loved coconut lychee dessert.
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Ivy M

15 June 2017  
Excellent food and service. Would recommend this restaurant.

Ceri R

15 June 2017  
Always brilliant. Special memories. Wine list fabulous.

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