Glasshouse Brasserie

It’s a fantastic idea: theme an evening not around a cuisine but a colour 15 Reviews

Meal Deal
Christmas Day offer

This Mediterranean restaurant is offering a festive brunch featuring salads, freshly baked breads, a hot buffet with dishes such as grilled Norwegian salmon, roast turkey and traditional desserts. They’ll also be a kids’ buffet. Dhs199 (with soft drinks), Dhs299 (with house beverages), half price (for children aged five to 12), free (children under five) Timings: 7pm-11pm (Thursday)

Friday brunch

Offering an à la carte menu from the Hilton’s top chefs, including roasts, Yorkshire puddings, eggs, pancakes and unlimited selected mixed bubbly beverages. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (unlimited house beverages) Timings: Fri 12.30pm-3pm, Thu 7pm-10.30pm (Thursday, Friday)

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It’s a fantastic idea: theme an evening not around a cuisine but a colour. In celebrating its first birthday, the décor, menu and music at Gordon Ramsay’s Glasshouse is brought to you courtesy of the colours red, blue, black and white. We visited on ‘red’ night – the entrance was covered with billowing scarlet drapes and inside the light bounced off pillars wrapped in crimson sheets.

The menu is understandably not 100percent red, incorporating quite a lot of pink and orange food. For starters we chose gazpacho and a beetroot gravadlax. The gazpacho was excellent – a lightly spiced blend of tomatoes, red peppers, chilli and wine vinegar with squares of delicious toasted focaccia drenched in salty butter. The beetroot gravadlax contained no beetroot – instead the blinis and cream cheese with chives came with smoked salmon, which was fine if not exciting. Main courses of roast beef and salmon were good. Big slabs of beef came rare, though we ordered them medium.

Despite this subversive bid to make the meal slightly redder, the dish was excellent – tender, juicy meat accompanied by a circle of roast potato, a hearty Yorkshire pudding and a dollop of rich hollondaise sauce. The tandoori salmon was delicate and perfectly spiced. We finished off the meal with a raspberry soufflé which was a light Ramsay classic circled with wonderful wild strawberries. The service was variable, with a range of different waiters, one of whom was quite flustered and sulky. Background music was interesting, provided by the enormously tall and charismatic singer, who had a lot of energy and came to chat with the guests between sets. Her keyboard accompanist was less impressive, and the song links with ‘red’ were slightly tenuous – they promised ‘fiery beats and passionate tunes’ but it was mainly cheese.

As well as the new celebratory menu, the restaurant is fêting its birthday with drinks for one dirham – an offer available only on certain drinks, not including the themed colour cocktails. Red night is now finished, but Blue night (seafood, blue cocktails) will run until October 5 then Black and White night (truffles, veal, chocolate) will take over. There are a few kinks to iron out before the evening really starts to hit the mark, but it’s already a lot of fun.

By Rob Orchard

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Details

  • Location: Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 227 1111
  • Travel: Baniyas Street
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Posted by: Rufus D'silva on 27 Mar ' 13 at 10:35
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Truly a great experience ,very friendly staff , the speard was just amazing .Will continue to recommend the Glass house to all my friends.

Posted by: Aarian on 27 Mar ' 13 at 10:13
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Loved the food, the ambience the staff are very friendly customer centric..overall super star

Posted by: Snehal P on 27 Mar ' 13 at 10:10
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Awesome food,beautiful presentation great menu super service

Posted by: Azilia on 27 Mar ' 13 at 09:51

Awsome food!! I did visit the place with my family during my bday!! I had a super time- food awsome-staff-friendly-.had a super time

Posted by: steve fdes on 18 Mar ' 13 at 15:07
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent service and food. Really enjoyed the new menu.

Posted by: angela staffieri on 16 Jun ' 12 at 18:00
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

loved the ambience at the glasshouse. Food was excellant as was the service. The assistant managerGaynor and his staff were more than welcoming. Would o back here again as had an excellant day at the brunch. Excellant value

Posted by: Daigo on 11 Jul ' 10 at 10:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We have used this restaurant on our last four visits to Dubai. Excellent menu, staff and service. The one Dirham drink deal on Mondays and Wednesdays is very good value, and the red wine I had was very passable. See you next year. Special thanks to Javeed brilliant service from this gentleman as normal,

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 10 Apr ' 10 at 09:15
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Came here last night. After taking orders, warm bread rolls were brought sans butter or anything else to go with it. Pinacolada took time in coming and when it did, it wasn't with pineapple as ordered but a red coloured one. To thier credit the took it back and brought the correct one.
For starters, we had mushroom and garlic soup which was good and another dish as starters made from ham, tomato ans cheese which was OK. Mains were. Chicken (?) confit with ratatouile and lamb roast. Both were bland and needed to be augmented with the salt and pepper. The portion were relatively smaller than the price suggested.

I had expected more bang for the money but got only a whimper.

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 31 Mar ' 10 at 17:03
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Had been there last year and had mussels for starters which turned out to be a mountain of mussels rising above a bed of soup made with Guiness. Very nice. The accompanying 2 slices of bread were dry, as though they have been left exposed for too long but were put to good use by diping them in the soup, which was high on salt. Main course was 2 slices of Haddock on a bed of mashed potatoes. Was an average affair, though after the salty starters, this one appeard slightly low on salt.

White wine(or red wine, gin, whiskey,etc.) for only Dhs.1/glass on Mondays & Wednesdays. The white wine(Stanley) tasted better than the wine I had at Verre, the other Gordon Ramsey fine dining joint across the corridor.

The price was reasonable considering it's a Gordon Ramsey experience. The starter and main course with 3 glasses of wine on a Wednesday night cost Dhs.163 all inclusive whereas a similar 2 course fine dining experience at Verre across the corridor with a glass of wine put me back by Dhs.462.

The ambience was downmarket and it looked like an attempt to make Gordon Ramsey dining affordable to more people. The service was very good and attentive with no unwanted interruptions.

All in all a satisfying experience where I would like to visit again.

Posted by: Daigo on 08 Jul ' 09 at 15:25
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent service and food. Really enjoyed the new menu.

Posted by: Graham Emmerson on 22 Apr ' 09 at 07:01
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I found this restrauant to have the ambience of a coffee shop and the food was poor. I felt cheated by the promotion for the Dhs10 drinks promotion.
I would definately not be going back.

Posted by: Rhys on 19 Apr ' 09 at 11:57
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I recently went to the Glasshouse for a big group dinner with friends and we had the best time. It was also quite refreshing to visit another part of Dubai!

We went all out and had starters, mains and desserts all of which were absolutely fantastic and quite a delight to see a significant change in the menu as I have been going to the Glasshouse for quite some time!

Thoroughly recommend this restaurant to all

Posted by: Louise on 16 Apr ' 09 at 14:32
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Wow I can't believe that last comment!! Sounds like somebody is trying to get rid of the competetition, if you ask me! I have been to the Glasshouse a number of times over the last year and I have to say it does nothing but get better!! Keep up the good work guys!!
I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Posted by: Devassy MoonJelly on 16 Mar ' 09 at 11:54
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very good food, fantastic service and great drink deals on a Monday and Wednesday. We have been several times including brunch and found it to be one of the best restaurnts for value and deals in the city. Why is it not listed inthe time out recognition awards?

Posted by: Devassy MoonJelly on 16 Mar ' 09 at 11:54
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very good food, fantastic service and great drink deals on a Monday and Wednesday. We have been several times including brunch and found it to be one of the best restaurnts for value and deals in the city. Why is it not listed inthe time out recognition awards?

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