The Glenmore Hotel is one of a few pubs in Sydney that are left in the historic area of The Rocks since 1921, before World War II.
Ground Floor Bar
With its colonial English charm and character, The Glenmore has survived depressions, wars and plagues to remain a sentimental favourite amongst its locals and tourist of Sydney.
One out of 2 private rooms on level 1
Level 1 Bar
On level 1, the glam Victorian rooms that skirt the sides of the building and are used for private functions. There are 2 private rooms and a bar in the middle.
Rooftop Beer Garden
Walk all the way to level 2 or the rooftop. It might look like a typical Aussie pub downstairs, with tables spilling out on the pavement, interiors decked out with wood paneling aplenty, but the real draw of this place is its rooftop beer garden – it has views over Sydney harbour to the Opera House and beyond.
Pimm’s Jug $20
Glenmore Hotel has 3 jugs to offer but one was more than enough for us today. We chose the Pimm’s Jug which was amazing! They added mint, many many strawberries, lime and the best part is lychee.
Tuna Salad $21
The dish was served with sesame seared tuna, with chopped green beans, purple conga potato, heirloom tomato soft boiled egg and black olives to enhance its flavor. Light, fresh, delicious!
The pan seared salmon was my favourite, mixed quinoa, edamame, radish, heirloom cherry tomato. Top up with crispy lotus root chips and yuzu soy dressing. One word; incredible.
This was surely not a normal linguine you make at home. The fresh king prawns are so crispy and juicy. The Rodriguez chorizo was sweet and spicy time due to the paprika inside. Both prawns and chorizo are mixed with garlic, chilli, snow pea tendrils and cherry tomato.
Glenny-Bim-Bap was a vegan and gluten-free version of a signature Korean dish, Bimbap. The Heirloom radish, red cabbage, edamame, sweet corn, tofu, kale, cucumber, toasted almonds, sprouts, carrots, quinoa, lotus root are separated in the bowl. All you need to do was mix them up and pour the tahini miso dressing onto it. Yum.
Chocolate Fondant $12.5
Chocolate fondant here was very rich but the Vanilla bean ice cream managed to balance it out well. I guess they went well together intentionally. The strawberry and peanut brittle added a nice texture combo.
In short, the Glenmore Hotel is super-relaxed, and super-friendly staffs provide world-class service and cocktail. Top that off with this view, I am coming back tomorrow!
The Glenmore Hotel
96 Cumberland Street,
The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
Contributed by Paul, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys