Glass Brasserie, Sydney CBD – perfect for a special lunch!

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Located in the Sydney Hilton Hotel, Glass has imposing presence with its vast windows overlooking the Queen Victoria Building, it’s wall of wine and massive open kitchen.

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A creation of Chef Luke Mangan, the menu is modern Australian with an Asian twist that works well.

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Lunch at Glass is truly a special event. The service provide by knowledgeable staff, is excellent. The decor is opulent yet relaxing.

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Choosing dishes from such an inviting range can be difficult, but you can’t go wrong if you stick with the signature dishes and perhaps add those that sound too good to miss.

Great choices include:
Pork belly pancakes, cucumber, shallot, coriander & hoisin $29 ( six per serve and the pork belly is delicious)

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Steamed zucchini flowers with silverbeet & feta, smoked tomato & pine nut salsa, soft herbs $28 ( three per serve)

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Free range crab omelette, enoki mushroom & herb salad, miso mustard broth $29 ( the tasty broth is added hot at the table)…

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Pan fried potato gnocchi, corn, asparagus, zucchini, Parmesan, lemon thyme (a bit too oily and perhaps the weakest dish in the list) Entree $27

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Snapper fillet, crispy prawns, Thai salad, spicy broth $48

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Torched meringue, watermelon, strawberries, raspberry & pepper sauce, sugared almonds $19

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Liquorice parfait & cloud, apple, lime & tapioca $21 ( particularly wonderful is the liquorice icecream, making this the top dessert choice.)

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Corn custard, blueberries, parsnip ice-cream, popcorn powder $20 (the weakest dessert choice)

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Glass raspberry chocolate Violet Crumble $23 ( served with hot raspberry sauce poured at the table)

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Good wine matches are:
Adelaide Hills, SA Grüner Veltliner 2015 Hahndorf Hill $ 72 bottle or $15 a glass…with “Aromatic, enticing, generous. Straw-coloured, full of apple, stone fruit and spice notes with an exotic edge of Turkish delight”

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… or the richer 2013 Principia Chardonnay Mornington Pen, VIC $17 a glass with – “Aromas of fleshy white peach and citrus are intermixed with cashew and biscuit. Refined Burgundian like palate with a sense of creaminess building. Flavours of white peach, citrus and cashew are followed by subtly integrated toasty oak and spice.”

Wine by the glass is generous and works out about the sms cost as by the bottle.

If you can only order a few dishes, the very top picks are:
Pork belly pancakes, cucumber, shallot, coriander & hoisin
Snapper fillet, crispy prawns, Thai salad, spicy broth
Liquorice parfait & cloud, apple, lime & tapioca

Closely followed by the: 
Free range crab omelette, enoki mushroom & herb salad, miso mustard broth and the…..

Glass raspberry chocolate Violet Crumble.

Do share dishes to try a range of different tastes and textures and to eat to your appetite. (Up to four people can share one dish, even the entrees and tapas!)

For a group of four modest appetites for lunch perhaps order one each of….

Pork belly pancakes, cucumber, shallot, coriander & hoisin

Steamed zucchini flowers with silverbeet & feta, smoked tomato & pine nut salsa, soft herbs (ask for four instead of three)

Free range crab omelette, enoki mushroom & herb salad, miso mustard broth and the…..

Snapper fillet, crispy prawns, Thai salad, spicy broth

Liquorice parfait & cloud, apple, lime & tapioca

Glass raspberry chocolate Violet Crumble

Torched meringue, watermelon, strawberries, raspberry & pepper sauce,

sugared almonds..

….and either try the Vanilla crème brûlée, macadamia biscotti $18 that gets good reviews form others or the Sticky date soufflé, butterscotch & malt ice-cream $22
(but you need to allow 20 minutes to prepare).

Do also ask for some of the very delicious Pepe Saya butter that absolutely makes the bread ( also very good in its own right)…..

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Do ask for a booth or a table near the window overlooking the QVB…..

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And do take a tour of the restaurant as the wine wall and open kitchen are well worth a look too.

If your budget doesn’t stretch to lunch, then coffee and dessert or a drink with a tapas, would also be delightful here.

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Glass Brasserie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

4 thoughts on “Glass Brasserie, Sydney CBD – perfect for a special lunch!

  1. Lena

    It’s so hard to choose! The pork belly pancakes were divine, and the gnocchi was delicious and crispy. A lovely meal all round with very helpful staff. Kudos to our sommelier for choosing a perfectly matched wine.

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