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The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
+44 1923 888637
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Today
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:00
Mon 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An good choice for families and couples alike. It is possible to mix ad match your choices from a wide selection of foodstuffs. Cocktails before being seated is a treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A buffet served breakfast with fantastic staff & a superb atmosphere. We were seated both days in the upper section where you can look down at the other seated guests and a beautiful view of the outside garden. A wonderful environment with great waiters and very delicious food.

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Thank Freddy23450
Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to choose and the quality is first class, it never fails to impress at lunch or an evening meal. Ask for an upstairs table as it is easier and the atmosphere is better.

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Thank saundersfoot2012
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As Trip advisor only have the glass house listed in the grove (which I think is also exceptional (I had been on a visit on another occasion) this review is NOT actually for the Glass house but rather one of the private rooms we were given for High tea. I wanted to take some friends visiting from abroad to a... More 

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Thank ThePurplePanther
Watford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined in The Glasshouse a few times and have never been disappointed. I know you pay a premium but the service is superb - who doesn't like to have the car door opened for them and be escorted through the door. This restaurant is a buffet with a range of starters, mains and desserts plus a large selection... More 

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Thank Irene H
London, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This popular buffet restaurant must be doing something right as it's always packed. Since our last visit the desserts and range of ice creams is much improved. Otherwise we couldn't see much different. I still feel that compared with the kind of buffet that you can experience on a cruise ship, the Glasshouse is a long way behind. The service... More 

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Thank Howard M
Salford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ace service & good varied choice of food, and when I couldn't choose due to having spent way too many hours on the motorway, the waiter asked me what I liked and made some suggestions. Really nice view from the restaurant watching the sun set.

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Thank Karen J
Watford, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found in a lovely green setting just outside Watford, the Grove is an oasis of great things. We had a meeting over breakfast in the Glasshouse. The staff were smart, polite and welcoming. The food selection, quality & quantity were top rate. The atmosphere was relaxed. Prices were reasonable given the setting. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Kevin S
Watford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very high end place to eat so don't moan about the price if you go there. The drink are around £12.00. I have been there a least twice a years for the past 3 years and I cannot get enough of this place. The food is out if this world and the selection is amazing and is... More 

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Thank Maithena D
Brighton, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were great, very professional and helpful. There was a large selection of each course. The starters and puddings in particular were great. I found the mains slightly disappointing- the noodle dish was a little watery but it is nice you can choose what you want. The wine selection was great and we had a lovely bottle of Malbec.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$75
Cuisine
International, European, British, Gluten Free 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
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?