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Glass Brasserie, Sydney

It’s definitely been a while since my last visit at Glass, last time I was here was for the MiL’s birthday which was a few years ago now. Not sure why I have not returned since. I was catching up with dumplinggirl, A, for lunch one day, and we were supposed to have a ‘healthy’ lunch due to all the Chinese New Year feasting but I couldn’t get burger out of my head, so she suggested Glass.

There are two parts of Glass, Glass Brassiere and Wine Bar, owned and run by Luke Mangan which can be found on the second floor of the Hilton Hotel on George Street.  The restaurant itself is quite big, the bar section not so much, and that was where A and I were going for our burger.

The lunch menu at Glass Wine and Bar, for $20 you have an option of Wagyu burger (with bacon, cheese and BBQ Sauce) and fries, or Luke Mangan Pie (a home-style chunky beef pie, mash potatoes and mushy peas), tempura fish (tempura fish, fries, tartare sauce) or minute steak and either a beer, or wine or soft drinks. No guessing what we both had!

The wagyu burger with bacon, cheese and BBQ sauce of course!

Burger at Glass is 50/50 brioche and burger bun, filled with tomatoes, house-made BBQ sauce and mayo, onions and beef pattie.  The beef pattie was juicy and tender. I would have preferred the pickle in the burger rather than on the side. The overall burger wasn’t as juicy or as messy at that of Lotus’s. I do prefer tomato sauce with my burger instead of BBQ, however, it was still a pretty good burger.

However, compared to my favourite Lotus burger? Lotus burger still wins and undoubtedly still my favourite burger in Sydney. It was just juicier, messier, pickle and onion relish in it, overall just better. Slightly more expensive than Glass but oh man, definitely worth it!

The fries I love, crispy and thin.

For $20 it is good value, and definitely not bad. I noticed others having the tempura fish and the minute steak and that looked good too! Definitely worth coming back for the $20 lunch.

Unfortunately they don’t take reservations for the wine and bar section, they are open at midday, so come early. Service at Glass was friendly and efficient. It was definitely lovely to catch up with you A, will do it again soon!

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

Glass Brasserie

488 George Street

Sydney 2000

Ph: +61 2 9265 6068

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  1. January 29, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    neatly assembled burger… shoe string fries… something i’d eat for sure!

    • January 30, 2012 at 2:54 am

      Uncle, think you will like it! Lala on the other hand would agree with me that Lotus’s is better 🙂

  2. January 30, 2012 at 12:13 am

    mm i agree 😀 crispy & thin fries all the way!

  3. January 30, 2012 at 2:00 am

    How crazy awesome is the wagyu cheeseburger aye?! One of my favourite burgers in town!

  4. January 30, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Wow, I had no idea you took all those photos in that short space of time. Hehee, so much for us being healthy. Now you make me want to try the Lotus’ burger.

    • January 30, 2012 at 2:55 am

      hey dumpling girl, there were more!!!! you should def go for the lotus burger, my fav!

  5. January 30, 2012 at 2:40 am

    I didn’t know about this promo, sounds good!

  6. January 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Pretty good looking burger indeed. I also prefer ketchup on my burgers, but BBQ sauce is my second choice.

  7. January 31, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Oh wow it looks really good! I’ve been really sad since Plan B closed down and took away my favourite wagyu beef burger! Maybe Lotus will fill that void in my life!

    • January 31, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      hey there 🙂 i know what you mean, i didnt get to eat there again before it closed down but i do like their burgers! def give lotus ago 🙂

  8. minibites
    January 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

    ooo I haven’t tried the burger at Lotus, and here.. although I’ve heard the one at the Rockpool Bar is pretty good!

    • January 31, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      hello minibites. i’ve had the burger at Rockpool – its pretty good but i still do prefer lotus 😉

  9. bonsois francois
    February 15, 2012 at 7:20 am

    sitting at work @ 6pm reading this blog, hungry

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