However in Sydney's maze of luxury hotels, who does have the best buffet breakfast? You will be hard pressed to find a venue that beats the Glass Brassiere at the Sydney Hilton. For one, the Glass Brassiere has been awarded one hat as recently as 2012 in The Sydney Morning Herald's and the Age's Good Food Guide.
The Glass Brasserie is a self professed "definitive dining experience". At the helm is celebrity restaurateur Luke Mangan, with interiors by respected New York designer Tony Chi. If you are lucky enough to stay at the Sydney Hilton you will be able to take advantage of the reduced guest rate while dining in the morning at the Glass Brassiere.
As soon as you walk in to the "Breakfast at Glass" you are welcomed by that familiar service that has made Hilton famous around the world. So it is time to pick up your favourite choice of newspaper or publication at the door and get to eating. Once you are seated you will notice the various bars for food browsing. The Hilton eatery includes all you could ever want for breakfast, as well as everything you haven't necessarily thought of. There is a pastry bar for picking up your choice of fresh bread, toast, muffins, danishes, strudels and croissants. And yes, they even have the chocolate variety, the cornerstone of every nutritious breakfast.
You will also notice a cereal bar, with all your favourites to the more extravagant wholegrain variety. You even get to choose between a selection of nuts. They have almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts and everything in between. Other highlights include a juice bar including everything from a standard orange juice, pineapple juice and apple juice all the way to wheatgrass shots and beetroot shots to get your mornings off to the best possible start.
Now everyone's favourite, the hot food bar, and it doesn't disappoint. Here you can choose any type of eggs to order, whether you like them poached, over easy, sunny side up or if you prefer to create an amazing omelette of your choice the staff are more than willing to assist you. Brilliant pancakes are also made to order. It goes without saying that your order will be promptly be delivered to your table. If you don't want to wait the hot food bar has fresh scrabbled eggs, sausages, crispy bacon, grilled mushrooms, what can only be described as a breakfast pizza. It doesn't end there either. Roasted tomato, hash browns and French toast are also available.
From then on extravagance becomes the order of the day. There is also a Japanese breakfast bar and cold food section, along with fresh fruit, cheese platters, fresh and smoked salmon, capers and various hams and salami. For the health conscious there are even probiotics available in the form of Yakult. A definite must try is the various flavours of Yalla yogurt. The mango version is fantastic, and they are conveniently available in miniature tubs. After doing a bit of research, it has come to my attention that they are only available in certain specialty stores around Sydney, and of course the Sydney Hilton. Fresh barista made coffee and a multitude of teas can also be ordered at your table.
when my partner was a tour guide, several times she got a complimentary free breakfast at the Hilton - I came along and totally fell for the honey-glazed charcoal grilled lamb chops - insanely delicious !
I came back twice - on the third time it was - meh - too sweet - I don't need this any more.
So - enjoy it once - too many repeats can jade the appetite ...