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The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
+44 1923 888637
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12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:00
Mon 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 21:30
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Boxmoor, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated my daughters 21st birthday with a fabulous buffet style meal with great service and great food. This place is not cheap but it does offer value for money and the food is plentiful and great quality. The surroundings are sumptuous - somehow you always fee a bit special when you eat at the Grove. Great variety of food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch at the Glasshouse. Initially we were not pleased with the table we were given as it was drafty ,yet the staff immediately changed it for us with no fuss at all. We had drinks at the bar and the bloody mary's were really wellmade. Crispsand olivesofferedwith the aperotifwhich was nice. The soft drink, Coke,... More 

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Thank ivanadaley
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Glasshouse @ The Grove, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your family meal at The Glasshouse. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience immensely. We hope to welcome you all back again in the future. Kind regards Guest Relations More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying at The Grove with my boyfriend on Saturday night and we booked a table for dinner at 8:30. When we arrived at the restaurant, we had to wait for about 5 minutes to be seated. All staff were walking past and acknowledging and smiling at us, but no one was taking us to our table. The food... More 

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Thank Cakes1991
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Glasshouse @ The Grove, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that you thought the Glasshouse buffet offered a plentiful array of food, but I'm sorry that you feel it is not worth the money. I am glad that the staff were friendly and efficient. We hope that you may choose to come back one day and let us... More 

herts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is based on expectations of a £55 per head meal (excl drinks). Firstly, for a buffet meal, the food had better be outstanding, at that price. It wasn't. Varied, yes (and plenty of vegetarian options, which was why we chose the place). But the food itself was nothing special (between us we tried the sea food, sushi, fish... More 

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Thank happydaysHerts
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Glasshouse @ The Grove, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at The Glassshouse. I'm glad that you thought that there was a great selection of food on offer, including vegetarian dishes. I am disappointed to hear that you weren't impressed with the service and that the family birthday wasn't noted. I can only apologise for this oversight on... More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent value for money with good quality and great choice of food. Something for everyone. Gorgeous setting and professional staff. Been here a few times now and never disappoints..nice choice for a special occasion.

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Thank julie l
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Glasshouse @ The Grove, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at The Glasshouse. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and thought it was good value for money. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Guest Realations More 

Potters Bar
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent buffet lunch at the Glasshouse. There was an extensive choice of starters, roasted meat, and desert. All were beautifully prepared.

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TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Glasshouse @ The Grove, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at The Glasshouse. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and thought the choice on offer was extensive. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having used lots of the facilities at The Grove I was excited to visiting The Glasshouse. Our waiter was ex who was attentive. I was disappointed by the food selection having heard varying reports. The Yorkshire puddings were very disappointing,not homemade which is what I would of expected. I was so disappointed having been to the spa and stables on... More 

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TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Glasshouse @ The Grove, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Glasshouse, I'm pleased to hear that the waiting staff were very attentive. I will feedback your comments on the food to the chefs and apologise that you found it disappointing. We hope that you will give us another chance again in the future. Kind regards... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've booked Easter Sunday dinner for my partner, his parents and my mum . The food was excellent plenty of choice , none of us tried anything which wasn't fabulously cooked . So 48£ per person was acceptable . 4,5£ for a double expresso , not acceptable ! Also The service wasn't impressive nor memorable , although it's a buffet... More 

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TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Glasshouse @ The Grove, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your Easter Sunday dinner at The Glasshouse. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and thought that the food was cooked fabulously. I am disappointed to hear that you felt that the service did not match up to the quality of the food. I apologise that this was the... More 

Harrow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful Sunday buffet lunch in the glasshouse restaurant at The Grove. There was so much to choose from they cater for all tastes. The staff were very attentive, the food was very good, shame we couldn't have tasted everything as there was so much choice, maybe we will return sometime soon. We also had a lovely walk... More 

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Thank Gwyn P
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Glasshouse @ The Grove, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to The Glasshouse restaurant. Thank you for your complimentary feedback on our attentive staff as wide variety of food in our buffet selection. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Guest Relations More 

Gloucester
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We booked for our anniversary, my wife has been before and recommended it. Staff were very good, food was excellent, bit pricey but you know that before you go! Recommended to all and we will be returning!

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Thank ade1971Gloucester
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Glasshouse @ The Grove, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your anniversary meal and that both the staff and food were excellent. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Estelle More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$52 - US$78
Cuisine
International, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Chandler's Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 888637
Description
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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