Glasshouse Brasserie

Considering it was a Monday night, when Glasshouse charges only one dirham per drink, the restaurant was remarkably and undeservedly quiet 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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Considering it was a Monday night, when Glasshouse charges only one dirham per drink, the restaurant was remarkably and undeservedly quiet. On our last visit we moaned that Glasshouse paled in comparison to its glitzy sibling across the bright glass hall, Verre, but this trip saw a major improvement. The once-sluggish service is now very good and the food is markedly improved.

It’s a self-proclaimed Mediterranean brasserie but also restrained, with neither the minimalist glass interior or the eclectic menu yelling ‘trattoria’. My friend’s appetiser, the king prawn pil pil, may be a Spanish dish but it was fiery enough to have come from Mexico. At least the meaty prawns were succulent and fresh. My chargrilled courgette and ricotta salad consisted more of the latter than the former, but proved a light tasty starter.

In the past, Glasshouse’s steak has always been a bit hit-or-miss and tonight was no exception. Our party ordered two; the tender, flavoursome sirloin and the fatty, tough rib eye, the dud of the night. The accompaniments are miserly too. The fat chips stacked in a Jenga-esque pile gets the thumbs up, but the forlorn charred tomato and teaspoon of mushrooms was nothing to get excited about. My chargrilled lobster delicately smothered in garlic butter was fantastic – generous, meaty and perfectly cooked and with an accompaniment of fat chips it was definitely the star of the show.

For dessert, the warm blackberry clafoutis was sadly bereft of much blackberry action, but the melting scoop of Amaretto ice cream perched atop the warm sponge made sweet amends. The individual chocolate tart was incredibly rich and the caramelised pecan nuts added the important crunch factor to the cardamom ice cream.

Whether it’s to persuade people that the dreaded jaunt across the Creek is worthwhile; a desperate attempt to compete with its cleverer and considerably more attractive older brother, or just out of the goodness of the Hilton’s hearts, Monday and Wednesday see all regular drinks knocked down to a dirham apiece when you order a main course. With food as well-priced and tasty as this, and the drinks costing less than a bottle of local water, you can’t go far wrong with an evening at Glasshouse.

The bill (for two)
Courgette salad Dhs35
Prawn pil pil Dhs45
Rib eye Dhs115
Grilled lobster Dhs150
Chocolate tart Dhs30
Clafoutis Dhs30
Hildon still mineral water Dhs22
2x glass red wine Dhs2
Total (including service) Dhs429


By Time Out Dubai Staff

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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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