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Glasshouse Restaurant

Central Park Haughton Road | Darlington College, Darlington DL1 1DR, England
+44 1325 503192
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Overview
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (8 reviews)
“fish pie” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
£
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Service
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LOCATION
Central Park Haughton Road | Darlington College, Darlington DL1 1DR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch, very attentive staff, great value. Everyone should support this place. The mackerel starter with pickles was first rate.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BenMcKeown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself & my friend attended the 9 course taster menu last night. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious, and very well presented. The chef came across and explained each course to us. The catering staff were very attentive. They regularly came over to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LizW2193
foodgourmet42, Manager at Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you SO much for your review.....it helps the students enormously to know what their customers think. I hope that we’ll see you again very soon because we can’t continue to take our students forward without customers. Please let your friends know about our offering...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glasshouse Restaurant is an excellent venue staffed by the Catering department of Darlington College. We have just attended a nine course tasting menu where Sean Wrest (Black Swan Oldstead) along with a fabulous team from the college provided an amazing taste experience. The food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chrismc2016
foodgourmet42, Manager at Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you SO much for your review.....it helps the students enormously to know what their customers think. I hope that we’ll see you again very soon because we can’t continue to take our students forward without customers. Please let your friends know about our offering...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

We have been several times to the glasshouse restaurant and have never been disappointed. The students try so hard to give a good service with a smile and always succeed. The food is always top quality and the prices are amazing. Well done everyone 😊More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank margaretmanuel1
foodgourmet42, Manager at Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you SO much for your review.....it helps the students enormously to know what their customers think. I hope that we’ll see you again very soon because we can’t continue to take our students forward without customers. Please let your friends know about our offering...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

What a lovely meal we all had the Glasshouse restaurant. A really great choice of food, beautifully cooked and presented and the students were polite and attentive — despite some of idiosyncratic ways. The portions were a little large for some of us (but some...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chrisy D
foodgourmet42, Manager at Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you SO much for your review.....it helps the students enormously to know what their customers think. I hope that we’ll see you again very soon because we can’t continue to take our students forward without customers. Please let your friends know about our offering...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Couldnt fault today's meal at the Glasshouse. Service and food were outstanding. The price was a steal! Students were lovely and really trying to make the experience enjoyable - well done!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank annettechrisp
foodgourmet42, Manager at Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you SO much for your review.....it helps the students enormously to know what their customers think. I hope that we’ll see you again very soon because we can’t continue to take our students forward without customers. Please let your friends know about our offering...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic first experience of lunch at the restaurant. Food was superb, service very attentive and professional from students and tutors. And an absolute bargain at £8 for 3 courses.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Simonclayton76
foodgourmet42, Manager at Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you Simon for your much valued feedback. I know it was your first visit, and hopefully not your last despite you living some distance from us. I just wanted to say “sorry” for a number of problems with your menu choices, but unfortunately things...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Went to The Glasshouse Restaurant for lunch for the first time today. I was not really sure what to expect from a local student-run restaurant so I went in a bit wary...but came out thoroughly impressed! A nice warm welcome, attentive service from the young...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MrNaths
foodgourmet42, Manager at Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you SO much for your much valued feedback. The students really do try so hard and need to be applauded for their individual and team performances just like you have done.....thank you. It’s nice to know that customers rate our restaurant on a par...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

It can be tempting to adopt a more accepting approach to food and service when it’s a College restaurant staffed by students but there is no need here. The food was good, I had a fish pie, generously comprised of salmon, and cod with a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank gilmoreCoDurham
foodgourmet42, Manager at Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely thoughtful review. The students will be ‘well chuffed’. Hope to see you when we re-open in September with our new students. Hope you have a lovely summer, and thank you once again. Best Wishes Richard

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely service from the students in the catering department and high quality food served I have never been disappointed, I use this restaurant regularly!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Gemma S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Park Haughton Road | Darlington College, Darlington DL1 1DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 503192
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Description
The Glasshouse Restaurant is a student training restaurant located within Darlington College. It is open Tuesday thru Friday between 12 noon and 14.30hrs, with last orders being 13.00hrs. We also occasionally do speciality dining events on a Wednesday evening. All of the superb dishes served within the Glasshouse Restaurant are prepared, cooked, and served by our hospitality catering students.
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