14 Station Parade,
Kew, TW9 3PZ
Tel: 020 8940 6777
Food type: Modern British/ French
Nearest tube: Kew Gardens
Website: The Glasshouse
I am pretty glad to have taken some annual leave this week what with the excellent weather – you don’t say that too often when you live in England. My plan for the day was to have a quick lunch and then head off to my local spa to enjoy some of the sunshine. I was not very keen on travelling down to London by train with the heat, so a restaurant within a reasonable driving distance and ample car parking space was essential. Unfortunately Hedone is only open for lunch from Thursday to Saturday so it was either La Trompette or the Glasshouse. I haven’t been to Glasshouse in quite some time so I thought I’d try my luck as a walk in customer.
The restaurant has pretty much kept the pricing pretty steady since I last visited some years back. 3 course lunch is £29.50 and dinner (pretty much the same menu as lunch) is £47.50. There are a few dishes with supplements but on the whole the menu sticks to the pricing formula. I absolutely hate restaurants with a fixed price menu only to have supplements for half the items on the menu (there is one specific restaurant I am thinking of here!). They have gone through a few head chefs since my last visit with the current head chef now Berwyn Davies.