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The Glassblowing House

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20 Sutton Harbour | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
+44 1752 228556
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Their valentines menu is really posh and the price isn't too high either. If you really want a beautiful romantic meal, this is the place to go. The scenery is beautiful and the atmosphere is tremendous. Me however, I am a meatatarian and love big portion sizes so this was a little posh for me but if you love fine... More 

Thank Peter W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a cheeky take away and it was amazing 10/10 the ship now has competition the battered hake and chips was unreal. We also tried the chilli jam mayonnaise and mushy peas with haddock really nice. And finally the chips wow couldn't finish the massive portion we will be returning.

Thank Damian N
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1,447 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in search of lunch Saturday. Entrance boarded up. Interior a shell but a hive of activity so something new is coming. Don't know whether it will be the same but very different or a completely new business.

Thank Jannerbloke
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food and cocktails especially thw scallops. Could be better value for money but overall very good.

Thank nelluplm
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Thought i'd return hoping things would have improved, its in such a perfect location and set in a lovely building, we didn't book but there was plenty of room....worrying sign! It was a chilly evening.....it was also chilly inside! Order pork belly.......looked uncooked was swimming in grease and impossible to eat! Told the waitress i didn't enjoy this, she offered... More 

1 Thank Donna N
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The service was incredible we booked a few months in advance and requested a window seat as this overlooks the barbican which is beautiful, the waiter ensured it was kept for us despite them being busy. The service was efficient yet not overpowering and was probably the best I have received for a while. we ordered from the Christmas menu... More 

Thank Pepper-schmoo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Dinner was good, staff served some customers wine, but not ours which was a bit annoying as we were clearly students. The calamari taste great, but they ran out of the main we wanted. They were happy to serve us some of the side which came with that main for a price which was nice of them. Mixed review.

1 Thank Jamie P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have lived in the area for many years and have never been in the Glassblowing house so we decided to call in for lunch - The meal that we had was well presented and well cooked and the service was good. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank anonymous186258
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Out with a group of friends for a Christmas get together. Every vegetarian meal sent back.... replacement meal was no better. Paid £2 extra for the 'cheese platter' and I was given four thin slithers of cheese and two crackers! I would not recommend The Glassblowing House.

1 Thank Aled P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The location is beautiful and the food is delicious. The acoustics in the building are a bit odd, it felt really noisy.

3 Thank Naomi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Sutton Harbour | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 228556
This 70 cover restaurant is first class dining with sensational views of Sutton Harbour. This fantastic setting is in the heart of Plymouth's buzzing Barbican. The Glassblowing House is a unique building keeping with the Glassblowing Theme it once was. There is a theatre-style kitchen and the menu changes daily to ensure the freshest food is served from the local area.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?