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The Glasshouse @ The Grove

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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.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
International, European, British
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Family night out at the Glasshouse. I was not sure what to expect!. Beautiful location, greeted on arrival, and shown to the bar. We then were shown to the table. We were shown where everything was as it is basically a buffet style. Lots of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Notgordonramsey
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our third Christmas lunch at The Glasshouse and it could not have been better. We were 5 girls and treated as Royalty. Sally Humphrey, Front of House Manager, treated us to complimentary glasses of Prosecco which was very generous and kind. We were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GillyflowerofLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to choose from.... The white onion soup was to die for ! Prawns as large as golf balls. Cheese board was superb, with fresh quince flown in, together with artisan breads and crackers. Deserts - Far too many fabulous treats to choose from.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank goodfoodchild
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

£150 for lunch for two is not exactly budget dining. And while I'm prepared to accept that one can pay a lot more than that for fine dining, £150 ranks at the extortionate end of the cost spectrum for a buffet! Sure, there's a decent...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been a while since I’ve eaten here and my impression is that the quality and variety of the food isn’t as good as before. The traditional carvery is ok, but nothing special and as so often, the vegetables are disappointing. The hot fish dishes were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our meal for a party of 9 came to £646 - yes over £70 per head for a buffet lunch! We had one bottle of medium priced wine (I believe £23 approx.), one beer, one G+T and one glass of white wine between 9. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mrg2001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner and breakfast at The Glasshouse while staying the night at The Grove. We were very pleased with all the options available and the dessert selection at dinner was particularly exceptional. We breakfasted early and there were only a few diners...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank julesd149
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Went for my daughters 25th and sat in the bar whilst waiting for our table , I say bar but with the bleak white walls, high lighting and echoing room I felt I was about to hear " incoming ...incoming" and see medics running around...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Torquil B
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I've eaten here on a few occasions over the years, this last visit was very disappointing. Yes there's lots of choice (although starters at Sunday lunch were sparse) but the quality of meat for a traditional Sunday lunch was dreadful - my kids could hardly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Watford_UKNortherner
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Stayed overnight after meal in Collette's. The room was was packed so moving about for buffet service was tricky. The breakfast itself was of adequate quality.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Trish C
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Response from PaulMint | Reviewed this property |
The service charge was with the bill
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Response from Rockashi | Reviewed this property |
Friday, Saturday & Sunday £56pp, otherwise £45pp
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