The Greenhouse

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French
Enter an oasis of calm in the heart of Mayfair, where contemporary French cuisine emerges from a classic background.

The Greenhouse is one of only four restaurants in the world to win the Wine Spectator Grand Award, the highest award given for exceptional quality in a wine list.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First class food and service. No aspect of this experience could have been better

D
Kent
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exemplary Service, it was very professional but also friendly and relaxed. We had the set lunch menu and enjoyed all of the 3 courses. The star items were the canapes which were truly amazing.
We choose the option for 2 glasses of wine each with out meal and the wines provide were very very good and excellent value.
Definitely one to remember and revisit.

K
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

It was too expensive. Most of the food was nice but given the cost it did not seem to be value for money. It is quite stiff as a place and although not noisy which was a bonus we didn't really like the ambiance.

S
London
31 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb, innovative cuisine served by attentive and knowledgeable staff.

JC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous in every way.

NM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always love the greenhouse, every time I’m there the meal is great, the service is great, and they always recommend the best wine to pair with our meal. Had a great time again with my friends.

IL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always great food and service.

DJ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This truly is an exceptional restaurant. Hidden away in a Mayfair Mews, this restaurant offers exquisite cooking and stunning service. The wine list is extensive with some amazing Burgundy's...
The level of cooking makes this one of the best places to eat in Mayfair. I look forward to returning.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out of this world! Fantastic food and service.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was delicious apart from the fig dessert which was a disappointment. Although it looked beautiful, the taste was bland, which I suppose shouldn’t have been a big surprise for me given that figs are currently out of season. I left most of it and was not asked why by the staff. Thankfully the petite fours were delicious and made up for it. I would say overall excellent value and otherwise lovely tasting food.

M
London
50 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Obviously a great restaurant, but has recently become very poor value for money.

So, let's start with the food. Obviously, this is true Michelin star food, but not as many stand-out dishes as you'd think - only a couple in a meal. Used to be very good for vegetarians, but the vegetarian offering is now significantly behind the omnivore offering - from small things like there's one less amuse bouche for the veggies to the more serious that the main course for omnivores was duck, but for veggies, it was essentially two chips (very good and very clever, but at the end of the day fried potatoes).

Now, the service. Absolutely spot on. Some might say slightly over the top, but if you want perfect service, this is pretty much it. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

The wine was equally great with a massive wine list including wines that you don't normally see in London - we had a wine from Crete which was OK, but we loved it for the rarity of it. Our Malbec was good but for the thick end of seventy quid, you'd expect more.

The cheese trolley was a bit disappointing. The cheese was served a little cold, so it wasn't as punch as it should have been. A couple of our cheeses were distinctly dull.

Overall, this is a top ten London restaurant for omnivores, but from a value perspective, is it worth it? Not sure. For veggies, just avoid - it's not top ten and yet it's still top five price.

FK
Cologne Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service and a very nice lunch. All courses perfectly prepared with very delicate flavors. Impressive winelist, with some very nice bargains in between.

T
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A London favourite. Great food and fantastic wine list.

T
London
58 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the set lunch menu and really enjoyed the food and service and thought what good value it was. The canapés were amazing and so nice they were included. The freshly baked bread was a real treat.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lovely experience

MC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food I’ve had since Hedone closed. Excellent service. Will be back soon.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I do not normally write reviews but my return trip to the Greenhouse was so good I feel I must. Exciting cooking beautifully presented and served with flair and pride by a cast who are spirited , knowledgeable and offer really helpful guidance and eager to make the experience truly magnificent. In short a wonderful treat . A fantastic experience!

OT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Anniversary

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we really had one of our best fine dining experience ever ! thanks to the chef and the whole greenhouse team !!!

TO
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

Great food but evening was spoiled by other customers being loud, rude and generally inappropriate. Shame.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience! I will come again to try another course.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner! Best food I had in a long time in Mayfair

PJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual, definitely still worthy of 2 stars

OT
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super! Toller Service, sehr gute Weinbegleitung, fantastisches Essen

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j
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A thoroughly enjoyable evening. World class food especially "Oyster" "Caviar" and the Landes chicken. Well paced, service just right and left feeling satiated but not stuffed. Will return

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience1

There were a large group of young men who were violently abusive.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Nice food, service was a bit "amateur" but very nice people

p
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first visit to the restaurant since Alex Dilling became chef and we were very pleased that the standards had not dropped and if anything were even better.
6 of us has the set lunch menu at it was simply without fault.
The service as always was excellent and this is a real jewel of a restaurant tucked away in Mayfair.
I think that we will visit again soon.

FL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is very good and the value amazing for a set lunch. The canapés are just stunning!
Service need a bit more attention to details.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

LA
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We would certainly recommend The Greenhouse to friends - its our second time.
Superb food, very professionally presented but courses are small - expensive.

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food excellent, an improvement on the already high previous standards. Wine mist remains very extensive, with mark up to match, hard to find anything you want below £250. Sommelier very good though.

One major disappointment- we are regular visitors and were shown to a poor table, asked to move to our usual table which was empty and were told it had been specifically picked out and reserved earlier that day, head chap insisted we could not sit there. Shown to another table instead, directly affected by the in and out from the kitchen. Miraculously our chosen table later became free, we moved and the people who had booked it, history does not reveal. Maitre d’ didn’t have the courage to come and ask if everything was ok.

Also, we were given a tasting menu only and had to ask for a la carte. Overall very good but at £600 for two for dinner, the above should not happen.

Also, they shouldn’t allow tables for 8 in the main room. It’s just too noisy and disruptive for others.

TF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

It has really gone downhill since we last went half a year ago. Then, it was a wonderful restaurant and it used to be our favourite in London. We ordered the set lunch menu. Everything was bland, especially the three amuse-bouche. The pigeon was so rare we almost returned it. No deep or exciting flavour anywhere. There are only two choice for the main - either pigeon for two, or halibut. So for two people eating, either both eat halibut or both eat pigeon ! For the cheese course - extra £18 ? I am pretty sure it used to be included for no extra. The set used to include coffee and tea, but no longer. For the ‘incl wine’ option, it used to be half a bottle, now two glasses.

t
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An oasis in the heart of Mayfair. Enter through an amazing garden to be greeted by very attentive staff. The food was stunning in its presentation and taste. Lovely wines to accompany. Couldn’t fault it

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Disappointing meal. I was revisiting this restaurant after previously dining here 13 years ago and had very good memories.

* Veal sweetbreads and the sauce was far too rich after it followed a course of foie gras
* Bread in a two Michelin starred restaurant should be stellar but was dry and even slightly burnt
* The crowd seemed to be mostly tourists rather than discerning Londoners
* Decor could be more vibrant but front garden is pretty

Dishes are presented nicely just didn’t wow on flavours

PC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really lovely restaurant and great staff. We chose the set lunch menu, but were surprised when we were given a lot of extra little dishes. Highly recommended for a special lunch.

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding at every level. Amazing dining and service experience.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience from start to finish, highly recommended. I can’t recall all the names but special thanks to the crew Melanie, Tyler, Dargan and of course chef Alex. ‘We’ll be back’

e
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Went for a glass of champagne, the 9 course menu and wine pairing (for 2 people). Food was good but not extraordinary, same for wine (sommelier not really helpful though). The bill came ... almost £700. Definitely not worth it.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Innovative, wow-factor food. Lovely atmosphere, impeccable service and great wines. Highly recommended