The Greenhouse

27a Hay's Mews, Mayfair, London, W1J 5PY - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7499 3331

The Greenhouse Restaurant In London
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Overall 8.3
Food 8.0
Service 9.0
Atmosphere 10.0
Value 6.0
Based on 1 reviews

what the critics say


Zoe Williams - 3.5/5

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - B had the wild-boar terrine, which was rich but unmemorable. I continued with the Cornish crab, which came in great, fleshy bites on a lobster-scale, not the shredded meat I'm accustomed to. It packed plenty of flavour, especially with an unexpected mint jelly...This definitely falls in the category 'status eating', and I have my reservations about the atmosphere this brings. But the food was lovely.

City AM

City AM

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Foodwise, all the usual suspects are here: foie gras, lamb, scallops, but they're presented in stranger, more imaginative ways than normal. The liver pate was as dense and silky as you'd expect: with its confit, dates, lemon and dab of pearl millet, it took on angles of fruity richness tempered by citric notes. Highland scallops were great fleshy lobes served with - of all things - a tandoori flavour, cabbage, a dusting of garam masala and lemon confit...The groovy, crowded no-reservation places in Soho are great, but sometimes you want quality, elegance, and a stonking cheese trolley (or at least, I do). That's what places like the Greenhouse are for, and now Bignon is adding a clever bit of spice to a very neat formula.

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Visited this eating venue and believe me this is one experience you don't want to miss. Front of house welcome made me feel like we were important customers. Ambiance was serene with a background gentle hum of satisfaction.

Waiter service was bordering on theatre with all dishes explained and information on how best to experience the food. The maitre d' was friendly and helpful with a genuine desire for feedback. The food looked like small helpings and some unusual combinations of colour and texture but the taste experience was very satisfying. Although we were expecting three courses there were in fact an exquisite little starter dish and sweet dish with the coffees as extras. And always my yardstick of a top notch establishment, the toilets were first class. Individual cotton hand towels and handsoap and cream which smelled good enough to eat. Don't delay book your table today!
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Lynn Evans
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 6
Monday, March 05, 2012

what the bloggers say

An American In London

An American In London

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - My first course of beef tartare was a nice surprise - more a delicately-dressed beef carpaccio than the lump of mince I'd expected. The black truffle sauce added a rich, earthy dimension to the light and zingy slices of beef. A second course of mackerel was sliced and plated to look like sardines, which was visually entertaining. The apple puree and crunchy nuts under the mackerel added lightness and texture to the otherwise-meaty fish...Overall, I had a wonderful time at the Greenhouse - much better than my dinner last month at two-starred Hibiscus.

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