- review added on Sun 15th Jul 2001
This must be the worst advert for vegetarianism in Wales! It lacks the appeal of a good veggie cafe but has all the misplaced pretensions of a poor restaurant.When we visited the food was unimaginative, the service was slipshod and the place lacks the ambience required for an evening restaurant.
Recommended Dishes: None
A very different experience from the 1st review!
- review added on Tue 18th Sep 2001
What a completely different experience I've had from the first reviewer in the three times I've eaten here over the last 4 months. The ambience is a relaxed, informal, bright wood, slightly Ikea-type, but pleasant enough for all that. The menu is a 21st century view of Moosewood I guess, tho not so stodgy. Freshly made stuffed aubergines, salads and desserts.Service - well you could call it slipshod I suppose (as the first reviewer did) but I think it's just simple service, unpretentious, and suits the place. This is a small but very pleasant vegetarian restaurant for relaxing with friends, serving food that would satisfy carnivores, and I for one am delighted its in our midst. The Penarth place - Tomkins? - is pretty superb, but its doing something different than The Greenhouse.Gus
The Greenhouse is Fantastic
- review added on Tue 22nd Jul 2003
The Greenhouse consistently has imaginative dishes, superbly cooked, in a charming, inviting, intimate atmosphere. Indeed, some dishes are probably the best food I've ever tasted. The Greenhouse is a high-class restaurant for ordinary people, with realistic prices. The Chef, Ian, is under-valued at such an uncentral location.
Recommended Dishes: Everything's good
- review added on Mon 9th Aug 2004
This restaurant is seriously good - I think the ownership has changed because as a qualified foodie (from Berkeley CA of all places!!) I was really happy with it. It's not always stellar but it has soul and a nice atmosphere and the house wine is excellent.
What a waste of money!
- review added on Mon 7th Mar 2005
What a terrible evening we had there – never again! I took my parents there and I was embarrassed. I’ve never seen such bad service in my life. It was like a fridge inside – we all had to wear our coats throughout our meals – and the owner even joked by saying that we looked cold!We had to wait an hour and a quarter for our meals and when mine did finally arrive it was stone cold and I had to send it back for it to be put in the microwave! The choice on the menu was limited to 3! This was suppose to be an alternative experience with choices galore to pick from – but no what I had was an extremely average, non imaginative menu!
Recommended Dishes: Nothing - very poor
Greenhouse is one of the best ever
- review added on Thu 25th Aug 2005
The Greenhouse is simply one of the best places I have ever eaten, in any country. Frankly, only a curmudgeon would begrudge them any incidences of slow service when the food is so fantastic and imaginative. They could have more staff, but if you want fast food with lots of servers buzzing around, then go to MacDonalds... Honestly!
Recommended Dishes: what they do to vegetables is too obscenely good to write about