bangalore eats: sunday brunch buffet at the glass house.

a few weeks ago cindy and i decided to treat ourselves to a sunday brunch at the glass house on lavelle road. i had heard about the glass house when bettina had her farewell party there in june, but i was sick and so couldn’t make it. it’s been on my mind ever since, and i finally got to the chance to see it for myself.

first round of appetizers: veggies, olives, hummus, chicken, and fish. bangalore, india. september 2015.
first round of appetizers: veggies, olives, hummus, chicken, and fish. bangalore, india. september 2015.
appetizers, round 2: some yummy paneer. bangalore, india. september 2015.
appetizers, round 2: some yummy paneer. bangalore, india. september 2015.

“brunch” in bangalore is a pretty loose term, as brunch service at the glass house only begins at 12.30pm. it worked out well for us, however, because it meant we could take our time getting ready and then walk up in good time for our reservation.

even more appetizers: potatoes and fried prawns. bangalore, india. september 2015.
even more appetizers: potatoes and fried prawns. bangalore, india. september 2015.

the glass house is on lavelle road, set back from the street and surrounded by lots of trees; you don’t even realize that you’re in the heart of the city while you’re there. as the name suggests there is a lot of glass and natural light, and although we didn’t get to sit on the outdoor patio, i imagine it would be quite lovely.

salad bar at the glass house. bangalore, india. september 2015.
salad bar at the glass house. bangalore, india. september 2015.
that basa fish was seriously delicious. bangalore, india. september 2015.
that basa fish was seriously delicious. bangalore, india. september 2015.

after perusing the drink menu, i opted for a bloody mary [my brunch staple], and cindy ordered a red sangria. while we waited for the drinks the first round of starters arrived at our table, a plate full of veggies, olives, chicken, hummus, and fish. we dug right in and were pleased with all the offerings.

and because there wasn't enough food already, live pasta counter + live waffles and eggs counter. bangalore, india. september 2015.
and because there wasn’t enough food already, live pasta counter + live waffles and eggs counter. bangalore, india. september 2015.

as we sat, more and more plates of food kept arriving at our table. there was paneer, there were potatoes and prawns, and there was even pizza. in between we got up to see the salad bar and discovered that in addition to the salad bar and mains, there was also a live pasta counter along with waffles and eggs.

lovely hanging garden at the glass house. the only non-food picture i took. bangalore, india. september 2015.
lovely hanging garden at the glass house. the only non-food picture i took. bangalore, india. september 2015.

since i am never one to turn down a live pasta counter, that one was a no-brainer for me. i got the fusilli pasta with red sauce and added onions, chicken, and mushrooms, which was delicious — that red sauce had a nice little kick to it. and i very much appreciated that they took my desire for just a little to heart and served me the perfect amount.

clearly i have not had enough olives, deli meats, or cheese in my life in a while. bangalore, india. september 2015.
clearly i have not had enough olives, deli meats, or cheese in my life in a while. bangalore, india. september 2015.
i am never one to turn down a live pasta counter. bangalore, india. september 2015.
i am never one to turn down a live pasta counter. bangalore, india. september 2015.

and then there was the dessert table! there were so many cakes and tarts and brownies that we were spoilt for choice. we loaded up our plates as we made our way down the table, eventually discovering the chocolate fountain at the end. we both had a little fun with it, enjoying a photo shoot while we were coating our marshmallows and brownies with delicious chocolate.

having fun at the chocolate fountain. bangalore, india. september 2015.
having fun at the chocolate fountain. bangalore, india. september 2015.
cindy getting in on the chocolate fountain action. bangalore, india. september 2015.
cindy getting in on the chocolate fountain action. bangalore, india. september 2015.
dessert table at the glass house. bangalore, india. september 2015.
dessert table at the glass house. bangalore, india. september 2015.

all told we were there for close to 2 hours, eating and drinking and watching people come and go. i think my favourites were the grilled basa, the potatoes, and the pasta. and the chocolate, of course.

a happy ending to a pretty delicious brunch. bangalore, india. september 2015.
a happy ending to a pretty delicious brunch. bangalore, india. september 2015.

i really liked the glass house, but it’s one of those places i can’t eat at regularly, mostly because i’ll end up packing on the pounds. but it is definitely worth a visit once or twice a year when you feel like splurging.

the details:

location: 25/2, lavelle road. opp harley davidson showroom. d’souza layout, ashok nagar. bangalore – 560001.

landmark: near the biere club and sodabottleopenerwalla [one of my next eating adventures].

serves non-veg: yes.

serves drinks: yes, full bar available.

wifi available? yes, but there was some issue with it. poor signal or something along those lines.

what we ordered: bottomless brunch x 2 [included drinks, starters, salad bar, mains, pasta + egg counters, and dessert bar].

our bill: rs. 4,200 [rs. 2,000 per person for brunch, plus taxes]

my zomato rating: 4 out of 5 // average rating is 4.1

to keep in mind: it gets pretty crowded post-1pm, so a reservation is highly recommended.

will i go back? at some point, yes, but there are a few other places i would like to check out first.

what are your favourite brunch spots in bangalore? i am always on the lookout for new places!

xx

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