Glasshouse Restaurant

A contemporary dining experience for leisure and business customers.

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The Glasshouse Restaurant is open Tuesday to Friday from 10.30am – 2pm (last orders 1pm) term time only.

Our dishes include a morning, lunch and evening menu incorporating British and European style food including vegetable dishes, chefs specials, ethnic and international choices.

Throughout the year The Glasshouse also holds themed evenings including A Taste of Asia, Christmas Dinner and Spanish Tapas. See our Themed Evening timetable for a full list of dates and events.

Call today to book your table – 01325 503030 or email

Private Functions

We also welcome enquiries for private parties and celebrations throughout the year.  Our facilities accommodate groups of 50 to 200 people.

Please call 01325 503030 for further details and to get a copy of our banqueting selector menus.

Have a look for yourself, see our 360 virtual tour of the restaurant.

Gift Vouchers

Why not treat a friend or a loved one to afternoon tea, lunch or dinner! Gift vouchers are available in denominations of £5 and £10. Vouchers can be purchased from the restaurant.

Hi-Life Diners Club  Hi Life logo
We are members of the Hi-Life Diners Club. Simply present your Hi-Life card when requesting the bill to receive 2 meals for the price of 1 (excluding December and Wednesday evening bookings).

Glasshouse Testimonials

We are now listed on the tripadvisor website. Please visit the site and leave a review by clicking on the logo below.

Written reviews

“Just to say had a wonderful lunch in the Glasshouse Restaurant..everyone was fantastic..well done.”

Michelle Boshier – March 2017

“Thanks for a lovely lunch today. Really lovely food and service.”

Sue Campbell – November 2015

” Great veggie lunch at the Glasshouse. Thanks to all the students for their great service!”

Bob Simpson – October 2015

“We would just like to say that our group of ladies have been coming to your Christmas lunches for approximately 26 years and this years has to be one of the best for the standard of the food. The serving staff have been very pleasant and eager to help and this has contributed to a really lovely lunch for us. Here’s to Christmas 2015!”

Rosie Hill – December 2014

“I would just like to take some time to thank you for a lovely dining experience. I ordered the Ling, which was cooked to perfection and delicately dressed not hiding the taste of the fish. My Nana sung the praises of the Mushroom soup and coming from her is high regards indeed. Your staff were all friendly and helpful. I’d like to give a special mention to the young lady who made me one of the best Espressos I’ve had in Darlington. Sadly I’m not living in the area, but I will be back and would definitely recommend a friend.
Have a gold star, great job.”

Mr D Stephenson – June 2014

“I am a regular visitor as a customer to The Glasshouse restaurant at Darlington College. I first tried it out with my son who is working towards  a Level 3 NVQ in catering as he told me about it. Since this time I have enjoyed the most delicious food at a reduced cost with friends and family. I am a regular attendee and it’s a great place to meet with friends. I could say I’m a lady that likes to lunch. I recently enjoyed the ‘ guest chef night ‘ on Wednesday  30th April 2014 with Pat Poinen. I had a varied selection of Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago dishes to try. It is something I had not done before and enjoyed the flavours.  The students and staff are always polite and try hard to make the whole experience enjoyable. Well Done I can say for £6 for a 2 course a la carte lunch you just have to give it a try. Every time I have been I have had fantastic food. I do love the themed events. Keep up the good work everyone”

Mrs H – May 2014


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