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Glass House

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Glass House Review

A converted medieval mill with a working waterwheel is an atmospheric setting for this restaurant serving Modern British cuisine. Despite the name, wood predominates, with huge, thick beams and an open fire. Look for an international twist in dishes such as chicken liver parfait with toasted brioche or braised lamb with potatoes. You can have an elegant dinner, a good value lunch, or just sip a cappuccino in the courtyard beside the stream.

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Updated: 06-24-2013

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    What A Fantastic Find!!

    I'm surprised by some of the negative comments. We stumbled across this wonderful restaurant by accident. Yes it's a little more expensive than other restaurants in the area, but the food, service and atmosphere is second to none! Our party was in 2 groups (the others came in later that we did); our group was sat downstairs and the others a couple of floors up. The owner (or manager) was very welcoming, chatty and we weren't rushed into our decisions. The food was absolutely delcious ... (most of our party had the lamb, which was locally reared and melted in your mouth - highly recommended!) and the manager happily passed messages from our group to the other (and joined in the banter) - after dinner the other group came down to join us for coffee and drinks - on the house(tables were quickly pushed together with no bother at all). Couldn't fault this restaurant,it's food or the staff in anyway. Try it, you won't be disappointed!

    by EmmaV71, 5/30/07

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