The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
The 'Grounds' Burger*
Ground beef brisket, cheese, lettuce, dill cornichons & mayo on a toasted brioche bun, served with crunchy thick-cut chips
Eggs on Toast* **
Eggs cooked your way on toasted sourdough
Wonderful, very friendly and helpful staff and nice atmosphere
Thank you for your lovely review :)
Loved the food and it’s reasonable price. The Staff are nice and very friendly.
Hey Dian, thank you for your feedback, i'm glad you enjoyed your visit - we hope to see you back again soon :) The Grounds Team
Would definitely recommend coming here. Great experience and location. Only negative was cramped & small table supplied for 4 adults, with coffees, water, food etc., and the tables all very close together (which was surprising in today's social distancing habits). The coffee was excellent, and the place is so cool and worth going too, even if you weren't getting food. Will be on top of my list for next visit to Sydney. :)
My omelette was meant to have salsa and didn't, it was dry. Our drinks didn't come until after the meal. The table and chair were sticky and dirty. The toilets were filthy.
The gardens were so cramped you couldn't move despite the rain. The diners should be the only ones allowed in.
The goats were not happy because of all the interference and noise. They should be on a farm.
I had high expectations for this place and was disappointed. The service was average: the food came quickly but when you needed a staff to ask for something, there was no one around or they were all going so fast that it was impossible to catch them. The food is absolutely average, no better than any cafe' you may find down the road. It is also overpriced for the quality and quantity. The worst thing for me was the noise. The place was already packed, so it was quite "naturally" noisy. On top of that, there was loud music coming from the speakers. It was ridiculous. I just wanted to have a nice Sunday brunch with a friend, and instead it was like being in a loud bar / night club on a Saturday night. Terrible.
I had the Vegan Bowl and added a protein (chicken). It was absolutely delicious. Cannot wait to go back again. So many great items on the menu.
Hey Serena, I'm glad you enjoyed the vegan bowl, its one of my favourites too! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)
Beautiful!!! We had a lovely breakfast. The staff where very accommodating and welcoming especially to our 3 children.
Thanks Erin, its great to read your review :) hopefully you had the chance to look at our secret garden installation - see you again soon - The Grounds Team
Such a beautiful place but b I always feel like they want you in and out as fast as they can get you through. Very noisy and crambed in.
Hey Vicki, I'm sorry if you have been made to feel that way, we value every one of our customers and want you to enjoy your experience. Due to current climates, we do have a limit on tables during busy times, which is fairly standard in hospitality. We are always flexible on this though if we do not need the table for another customer :)
The Grounds had a great atmosphere my only problem was my food was stone cold.
Service to be seated was prompt, venue was very pretty apart fyom the expected animal smells, staff were pleasant, food and coffee was good.
Hey Sharon, thanks for taking the time to review The Grounds, we are glad you enjoyed your experience :)
We thoroughly enjoyed our time visiting The Grounds of Alexandria. We were fortunate enough to get parking, the venue is absolutely outstanding. Highly recommend booking a table, we visited the Grounds mid-week and it was still very busy with people.
Absolutely terrible experience. I booked a table in advanced and mentioned that I’ve a friend from overseas and need a table in the good spot. However, got the most unpleasant shared table in the garden. I felt so embarrassed and disappointed. Although I’ve been a regular customer but will never go back to the ground of Alexandria. Will never recommend to anyone.
This is always a busy spot especially at weekends. I appreciate that. But service wasn’t outstanding. We asked a few times for basics like cutlery and serviettes. Two different servers. Eventually got them. Otherwise the ambiance makes up for what lacks.
I found my first time at The Grounds of Alexandria to be hectic and rushed. This can not be blamed on the actual venue as people are drawn the the place. Our booking was for six people at 1pm to celebrate my sisters birthday. The waitress was lovely but run off her feet! After serving only two drinks out of six we had to ask someone where our other drinks were. We waited ages to be asked for our food order and only after we asked if someone could take our order they sent our waitress. We found the food to be fair/average and I had the Vegan bowl which was lacking any flavour, & very disappointing that these days there is no vegetarian burger option which a couple of us would of liked to order.
We did find the desserts were fresh & yummy! But when we ordered them we were told our table time was finished but they were giving us and extra half hour because of all our delays which was not our fault but lack of service.
All in all I would not go back, I had heard so many lovely things about the place but I found it lacking in ambience. Not sure if it had something to do with being there on a public holiday but putting more staff on could help to make a lovey dining experience. I do eat at the Grounds in the City and find that to be always a pleasurable experience.
This is just my honest experience at the Grounds of Alexandria I know many who have enjoyed the venue.
It was extremely crowded - no social distancing possible. Too many people to be able to see anything
Fantastic service, seated quickly and food is absolutely delicious. Love coming to the Grounds of Alexandria.
Great and would go again. Service was a bit slow. Very busy and it seemed the staff were stretched thin. Food was delicious and concept very different and an overall great experience.
Amazing and value for money. Staff was happy to help as well
Happy with food & service was good, but was very busy & noisy.
Best place for get together, party or casual catchup
10/10. Great food, service and atmosphere! We’re accomodating to bringing a pram.
Human hair found in my husband’s food. Was replaced and they apologised but there was no compensation for the unconvinced caused. You just don’t expect hair in your food at a place like the Grounds.
What is not to love about a visit to the grounds . We had a birthday morning tea for a dear friends birthday. The cakes and ricotta pancakes were delicious. The the coffee was 10/10, and we loved the styling and atmosphere .
We look forward to our next visit!.
Amazing staffs, lovely food and good environment. Just the table wasn’t big enough for 4 people.
Good food,great Ambience, good for family,friends gathering. A little bit on a higher price for food
Great operations being able to seat and serve so many people at once in the Cafe. Our server was absolutely adorable and accommodating.
Overall Experience Outstanding
I arrived and no one came to take my order in the first 30 minutes. A table came 10 minutes after mine and someone came to take their order. The waitress doesn't know anything about the menu. The only good thing was the polenta chips. The Mediterranean bowl came in a very bad presentation with only 1 little piece of halloumi cheese and few pumpkins around the greens. Fish tacos were cold. The restaurant need for sure to hire more waitstaff to run food and drinks. The kitchen and the cafe were putting plate behind the plate and basically no one to run the meals.
Wonderful place with fantastic food and great staff.
Critique for Improvement would be system for people only attending for photos ,it was difficult as a paying customer for parking and access. The walk through areas were bumper to bumper and not very covid safe.
Booked the Cafe as it’s cosy inside as it was a chilly Sunday morning, was seated outside opposite the cafe in the cold. Not impressed!
Asked for 2 sugars when coffee arrived took them over 30 min, by then the coffee was cold. They did apologise and replaced it...after we finished our meal. The coffee was to warm us up!
Food was mediocre, menu needs an overhaul been here a few times and it was fine. This time was a total disappointment!
I love the grounds! It is ever hanging & exciting & it has been wonderful to watch it grow & expand. I love the animals! Please keep some animals, it is great for kids.
Service was below average. Wait staff literally running around throwing food down on the table. We were placed in a corner that was over crowded and over heated. Very disappointed as the grounds use to be so amazing.
The food has really dropped in standards, an omlette with frozen peas and corn for $22 or grilled mushrooms with only 1 slice of mushroom.
Staff were also very unhelpful when ordering.
Great cafes and beautiful grounds. Service was very quick and wait staff were friendly and efficient. Food was nice but nothing spectacular. Serving sizes were ok and prices were similar to other upmarket cafes.
I love the grounds! It always has beautiful displays, great food, friendly service & just a wonderful atmosphere. It’s caters for everyone with animals for the kids, photos for all ages, flowers to take home or spoil someone special & gifts, takeaway food & cakes it’s my favourite place
Had a lovely late lunch, service was quick and we were very satisfied with the food we ordered. Wait staff, (Spanish) Maria, was lovely and friendly, meeting her towards the end. She assisted in taking a photo for us and indulged in a little Spanish speaking to my friend who had learned a little, making the experience very friendly and memorable. Will come again.
A great ‘destination’ venue but with a surprisingly (very) small menu
An absolutely stunning venue well worth a visit. The food in the main cafe was delicious, we found it had something to cater for everyone despite a few dietary requirements. Great place to take the kids too.
Food was very just ok, the restaurant was way too busy, super hectic and very noisy. The worst part staffs are unfriendly. I guess they are just tired of so busy all day working there.
I will never go back there again. Disappointing!!!
Not the most comfortable or relaxing experience (the bench side of the tables are far too low) and it was very loud. However, our meals were tasty and came quickly. The lovely surrounds of the restaurant made it a more worthwhile experience.
Flower display was lovely and worth the trip however food and coffee very average.
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