Glowbal is a trendy, upscale fine-dining restaurant familiar to most Vancouverites. Part of the Glowbal Group, Glowbal’s sister restaurants include Black+Blue, Coast, Italian Kitchen, Trattoria, The Roof and Nosh. Although Glowbal’s lunch and dinner menu is exquisite, today I’ll be discussing their brunch menu and why it’s my go-to brunch spot with friends and family.
To begin, each table is served a generous portion of cinnamon sugar mini donuts in a dimsum steamer. There are also complimentary smoothies of the day in shot glasses. If you have a sweet tooth, this is a perfect start to the day.
A good deal on the menu is the $10 Bennys. You can choose from Original, Florentine or West Coast. If you’re hoping to up the luxury scale on the bennys, the Lobster & Smoked Salmon Benedict is a fitting choice.
Click here for the full brunch menu.
Unlike many upscale dining restaurants, the noise level is moderately loud. Be prepared to hear lots of chatter.
Price range: $$$
Slightly pricey but still within reasonable price range, especially for brunch
As mentioned earlier, it can get a little loud, but nothing too overwhelming during brunch hours.
Location: 590 West Georgia, TELUS Garden, Vancouver BC
I ordered the Avocado Toast while my friend got the Smoked Salmon Waffle. The prosciutto in my avocado toast was a nice touch and the portion size was decent, although I wished that there were more sauce to go with my food.
Overall impression: this restaurant has been my go-to brunch spot for years. The interior design is elegant and stylish, and gives off a sleek, contemporary feel. Although their patio area is heated in winter, I would highly suggest sitting there during summer for great lighting and fresh air. One thing to keep in mind is that they don’t have straws for beverages as part of their “eco-friendly” motto. I would suggest bringing your own straws if you plan on ordering beverages.
Until next time,