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★☆☆☆☆

“WE WOULD NEVER RETURN RUDE STAFF OVERPRICED RESTAURANT”

Written on: 17/10/2011 by susandunkeld (1 review written)

WE USED TO EAT AT THIS RESTAURANT 7 OR 8 TIMES A YEAR AS WE OWN A HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN THE AREA. OUR ANNUAL SPEND AT THE RESRAURANT WOULD BE AROUND £700. WE HAD NOTICED A DECLINE IN THEIR STANDARDS OVER THE LAST 12 MTHS. OUR FINAL EXPERIENCE WAS YESTERDAY 16 OCTOBER 2011. A BOOKING HAD BEEN MADE BY E MAIL WELL IN ADVANCE AT IT WAS TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY FOR TABLE 23 AT 7.30PM. THIS WAS CONFIRMED. ON ARRIVING WE GAVE OUR NAME TO A GIRL ARRIANA ON RECEPTION. WE WERE TOLD IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS… Read Full Review

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“I was disapointed with my most recent visit to the...”

Written on: 06/04/2011

I was disapointed with my most recent visit to the glass house as the main dish was terribly dry, yet they served it anyway, and spoilt the entire meal!


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★★★★★

“Stumbled upon The Glass House restaurant by accident...”

Written on: 13/03/2009

Stumbled upon The Glass House restaurant by accident and immediately recognised it from Ramseys Kitchen Nightmares. Cant' remember it's faults from the programme but they appear to have been solved now. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our food, the service, the setting and the pricing. Recommend to anyone going to The Lake District… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Staff at The Glass House were excellent, since my...”

Written on: 24/02/2009

Staff at The Glass House were excellent, since my visit I remembered the glass house appearing on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, I even recognised one of your male waiters, so I bought the DVD and voil , he is still there and this 2008 the programme went out in October 2003… Read Full Review

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“We visited The Glass House in Ambleside due to a...”

Written on: 11/09/2008 by emandjay (2 reviews written)

We visited The Glass House in Ambleside due to a recommendation from a local guest house who highly praised this place, we thought we would spend our hard earned here, and we were not disappointed.
A very warm welcome and plenty of people in and out of here midweek in May Whitsun half term assured us of a good atmosphere.
Service was very good, attentive but relaxed, Neil the owner was a constant presence which was very nice, a great character who certainly adds to the place's charm and is… Read Full Review

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“The afternoon started off well, a great looking...”

Written on: 25/08/2008

The afternoon started off well, a great looking restaurant in a great setting. We had heard that it had featured in a Gordon Ramsay show and were keen to give it a try whilst in the area. Although i had read mixed reviews i was hopeful. The food was dissapointing to be honest, literally "mutton dressed as lamb" The starters, scallops and duck were served cold, late and in the case of the scallops overcooked and the duck almost raw..and the tired old trick of a scattering of leaves and a… Read Full Review

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“I was so looking forward to eating at The Glass House!...”

Written on: 07/08/2008 by Mad4Food (2 reviews written)

I was so looking forward to eating at The Glass House! I should have realised that there may be a problem when I sat in a virtually empty dining room in early August at the height of the tourist season! The staff seemed robotic and unfriendly... I could have forgiven this if the food was good but I didn't think it was! I had a crab starter which was dry and tasteless. My main course was snapper with seasonal vegetables. The snapper was beautifully cooked but tasteless and the vegetables tasted… Read Full Review

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“Had early supper menu (served 6.30-7.30pm) and our...”

Written on: 01/04/2008

Had early supper menu (served 6.30-7.30pm) and our children ate from the "next generation" menu. Only children over 5 years old welcome in the evening but younger are welcome at lunchtime.
Good food on the early supper menu, good range and good quality. Healthy children's food with plenty of crisp veg.
An all round enjoyable evening was had by all… Read Full Review

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“I found it hard to believe reading the last review...”

Written on: 08/03/2008 by dintom (1 review written)

I found it hard to believe reading the last review that we ate at the same restaurant. I dined at the Glass house in January 08, from start to finish the meal and service were first class, the starter of mushroom risotto was one of the best i have ever tasted as for the braised lamb which i was told ever comes off the menu i can see why, tender melt in the mouth. We have already booked a table on our return to the lakes in May. My only regret is that the Glass house is not closer to home… Read Full Review

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“We visited the Glass House in early October for lunch,...”

Written on: 30/10/2007 by moosepup79 (1 review written)

We visited the Glass House in early October for lunch, and I can honestly say it was one of the most terrible dining experiences I have had the misfortune to endure.

It all seemed quite promising to begin with. Physically, the restaurant looks great. The staff are friendly and helpful and the wine list is impressive.

And then the food arrived.

Starters of prawns with chorizo and beetroot with goats cheese were edible enough, although these simple dishes would have been more difficult to get… Read Full Review

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“We ate at The GlassHouse Restaurant, Saturday 12th...”

Written on: 16/08/2006 by Lou (35 reviews written)

We ate at The GlassHouse Restaurant, Saturday 12th August, for an evening meal.

The restaurant had a picturesque setting on a stream, close by car parking and is a grade 2 listed building dated from the 15th century. The interior decorating was modern but had kept the traditional features such as beams and has a large glass frontage which gave lots of character.

Food was excellent and cooked to perfection! Tortillas and the salsa dip was beautiful! We personally found the menu of limited… Read Full Review

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