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“Brasserie closed from 11am to 2pm”
Review of The Glass Yard

The Glass Yard
Ranked #98 of 425 Restaurants in Sunderland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
London
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Brasserie closed from 11am to 2pm”
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Arrived for a day visit. But because the national glass centre had decided to allow a conference to be held in the building on this day, they decided to close the brasserie at 11am until 2pm. Luckily we arrived 5 minutes before it closed so were granted the privilege of coffee and a fruit scone. But for several unfortunate others who arrived moments after us, they were unable to get aanything to eat or drink on the premises. As it was we had to leave earlier than we wished as I suffer a condition meaning I need to drink water very regularly but with the brasserie closed and no other water dispensing facility available, was unable to get a drink of water and had to leave. On top of this the conference attendees had used up all the free parking meaning we had to pay £6 to park in scruffy un-tarmaced overflow council run car park instead.

If it wasnt for the excellent quality of the glass blowing demonstration and the friendliness and helpfulness of all the non-brasserie staff this might have ruined our day. So highly recommend a visit to the centre but make other arrangements for food and drink. Or call before you visit to ensure there are no conferences being held before you decide to visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
newcastle, UK
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“Mediocre”
Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Recently visited the brasserie for Sunday lunch and was not an experience to be shouting out about. Overall, the food was mediocre, presentation could have been better especially for the starter and the salad leaves were a bit brown. Main courses were just ok - the gravy was really thick and could taste it had lots of Bisto granules incorporated into it. The beef that I had was a bit tough to chew, I was expecting it to be tender and exquisite but was a bit disappointed with it.
I wouldn't return here soon.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“dropped in for a coffee”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We dropped in for a coffee on a miserable day, the staff were happy and welcoming. we were seated immediately even though it was busy, the service was attentive and the staff courteous and helpful had cake and a scone which were excellent would recommend a visit

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank sandra s
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4 reviews
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“Lunch by the riverside”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Staff very attentive. Ordered the club sandwich and Fentimans dandelion & burdoch soft drink for my teenage son, shared fish platter with wine and a cappuccino for myself and husband. All food locally produced and was gorgeous. The club sandwich was well presented with home made chips. The soft drink was very nice. The fish platter was definitely worth ordering. At £8 for 2 people, there was halibut, smoked trout, smoked salmon and crab with spring onion served with salad, homemade tartar sauce, sweet chilli jam, dipping oil and olive bread. Very filling and the smoked fish was subtle rather than overpowering. The cappuccino was lovely as was the wine. This was more apparent when a second glass was ordered. Dessert was cheesecake and bread and butter pudding, which was homemade and very tasty. Service very good and timely.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank sconny0111
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sunderland, UK
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Best Sunday lunch I have had in 20 years of living in Sunderland”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Everything was great. The cutlery, the plates, the service, the food, the value, the ambience, the view. Just loved it, I normally go to Newcastle for Sunday lunch as Sunderland is pretty poor for Sunday lunches. This place changed my mind. Love the kids room too for them to play and draw etc. honestly don't know what people want, and we have very high standards.

  • Visited September 2013
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