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Glassblower

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Soho
Brew Pub, British, Pub
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40-42 Glasshouse Street | Piccadilly, London, England
+44 20 7734 8547
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Today
11:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri 11:00 - 12:00
Sat 10:00 - 12:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed today NEW

Went for a drink with friends at lunch and only 1 barman serving. He had to also serve the food in a packed pub and we waited a good 10 minutes to just get a drink. Felt sorry for the barman as he the pub was totally understaffed. Lots of other good pubs in the neighborhood to go to.

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Thank S F
Clackmannan, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Glassblower prior to attending the Icebar round the corner. Sat 22nd April 4pm. When we arrived advised 25minute wait for food, which we were not bothered by at all, had time to kill. Food (pulled pork burritos) arrived quick, basic meal, however it done the job. No complaints there. My concern was the staff, 2 males, the waiter... More 

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Thank vix b
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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787 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a popular pub well placed near Piccadilly Circus station. The bar man was rushed off of his feet , he asked over the phone for help that never arrived! He was serving at the bar ,delivering meals from the dumb waiter and he did not stop.There was very little room to sit but plenty of seats empty at... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered road in the hole. Very small portion and extremely crunchy I had to stab my fork in to get into it.

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Thank nazuro
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed somewhere to eat before going into the theatre round the corner. Downstairs stank of stale beer so we went upstairs. Told the waitress we were really pressed for time (coach had been held up) so maddened that she took the order from a group who came in after us. Our two men ordered fish and chips, I ordered chicken... More 

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Thank Liz H
Glassblower7189, Manager at Glassblower, responded to this review

Hello Liz H, Thanks a lot for your feedback, we really appreciate this. I am so sorry to hear you didn't have a nice experience with us, I will investigate into our team to understand what happened and why your food came wrong. Thanks again for your review, Kind regards, Glassblower More 

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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Typical British Pub Food, just behind Regent Street, very popular for food and can get very busy, food ok and plenty of it, won't set the culinary world alight but then it's not trying to

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Thank tallguy1204
Glassblower7189, Manager at Glassblower, responded to this review

Hello tallguy1204, Thanks a lot for the review, we really appreciated this!!! Hope to see you soon again :) Kind regards and thanks again, Glassblower More 

Luton, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Get a window seat and watch the world go by. Stairs to dining upstairs. Bat food. Ladies loo's upstairs. Mens down some stairs. Dont know where you'd go if you cant manage stairs. Food looks lovely..... in the menu. But its pretty easy to forget it once its been delivered and eaten. Nice atmosphere. Be a great pub if you... More 

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1 Thank Adele G
Glassblower7189, Manager at Glassblower, responded to this review

Hello Adele G, thanks a lot for your feedback, it's really appreciated from all of us. we are currently working to have our tables fixed, but thank you for pointing it to us :) Hope to see you soon again!!! Kind regards, Glassblower More 

Essendon, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a pre dinner drink. It's big and angular (on a corner) and very noisy. Mind you, it was about 5:30 and full of young working people do that's to be expected. I'd go back as I liked it.

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1 Thank IrishMimi
Glassblower7189, Manager at Glassblower, responded to this review

Hello IrishMimi, thanks a lot for your review, we really appreciated it! We do get rush hours between 5pm and 7pm, that's why it was busy and noisy :) Hope to see you soon again, maybe before 5pm or after 7pm for dinner :) Kind regards, Glassblower More 

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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

With evening drawing in, on the way from Buckingham Palace towards Soho, we stumbled upon this old pub and popped in for a beer, opting to stand outside and enjoy a cold Peroni. It was pretty busy and all there seemed to be enjoying themselves. They serve food too but at the time we weren’t hungry and moved on. Long... More 

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Thank Paul I
Glassblower7189, Manager at Glassblower, responded to this review

Hello Paul I, thanks a lot for your review!!! We all really appreciated that you've had a nice time here with us :) Hope to see you soon again!!! Kind regards, Glassblower More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Nice pub great food would use again . Staff very helpful . Food was quick to arrive and good portion sizes.

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Thank bonnar90
Glassblower7189, Manager at Glassblower, responded to this review

Hello Bonnar90, thanks a lot for your feedback, it is always nice to see that food and drinks are appreciated :) Hope to see you soon again!!!! Kind regards, Glassblower More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brew Pub, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 12:00
Saturday
10:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40-42 Glasshouse Street | Piccadilly, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 8547

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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