The Grounds of the City
Seared Grain Fed Rump Steak Sandwich
With sautéed mushrooms, onions, bearnaise on sourdough with shoestring fries
Eggs on Toast* **
eggs cooked your way on toasted sourdough
With avocado, broccoli, edamame, coconut, cauliflower, lime & coriander
This time we sat outside for late afternoon lunch. Lovely ambience and watching the passing shoppers.
Great food as usual, and perfect City eatery.
Food was very good but our pasta dish with bug n pipis had unopened pipis in it. Which was a shame.
Nice atmosphere, quick service, Food is good variety could be better
everythIng top notch will visit again before we leave sydney
Food and coffee were good, service was not good at all
Great GF options for this sad coeliac, incredible decor, amazing vibe and coffee to DIE for.
It took far too long to get the attention of any waiter to ask for water, take our order and to give us the bill to leave. It was rather a shame because the food was lovely but the experience was completely dampened by the slow and rather poor service. I don’t believe I will be returning on my lunch breaks in the future.
We think you need to look into some of your staff.
We were always trying to find one to order or ask questions when we saw them 3 of them were standing at the back of the room in the corner.
Also when I asked for a cold drink she didnt give me a menu of anything to scan just told me 3 items after talking to a friend he said there were lots of cold drinks on the menu!!!!
Charlotte was looking after our table and we couldn't have asked for better service. She recommended some meals and took time to make the entire experience just wonderful. Food and service was amazing and we will definitely be back.
Fantastic as usual. Beautiful decor, lovely food. I felt like I was in Paris.
Great food and staff. Tables are too close together though.
Had breakfast with a friend. Service was abysmal. Server was rude and abrupt, and when my food came out it was even worse.. dehydrated bacon, cold. Mushrooms served directly onto the toast making it soggy and inedible. When I asked for a new piece, the server rolled his eyes, and they ended up charging me for it!
Hot choc came deconstructed which is fine, but milk was only lukewarm so not terribly nice.
Worst breakfast I've ever had - bar none! Glad I tried it though. Will know never to go back and won't waste my time with a high tea.
Terrible service. Guy walks around pouring water but not taking orders. Staff spend more time talking to each other then checking tables, taking orders and clearing tables. Not attentive at all and had to signal several times to make an order or pay the bill.
The food is good - coffee decent - cakes are great - wine is overpriced - there are much better alternatives in the city which is a shame because it could be much better.
Beautifully thought out and executed. Very professional feel from start to finish. Clever people ; well done. It has great ambience.
I have visited this place frequently for a drinks and it has always been great. My first time eating there and I was disappointed. The service was slow and very sparse. The waitstaff aren't well trained. For example, the waitress would come by and ask if you wanted another drink and completely ignore the dirty plates on the table. Eventually, when I finally flagged someone down I asked if they could removed the dirty plates.
My friend asked for her eggs well done when she ordered (as she does eat egg yolk) the eggs arrived extremely runny. She sent then back - and when the dish came out the second time the eggs were still runny. This was disappointing as we had all finished eating by then.
She just ordered something else in the end (which was another 20mins wait )without eggs as the message of having eggs cooked through was getting lost somewhere.
The waitress took the new order and left the former dish on the table - even though my friend politely said she couldn't eat it.
When the bill came the dish they couldn't get right was on it - I asked the manager to remove the item and she was good about it. You would think I would have had to ask though :/
I think some retraining and explaining the sequence of service to their waitstaff could go a long way to improving the experience of their customers.
Great breakfast selection and atmosphere. Would definitely go back again!
Very loud, bit pricey (wouldn't come for a snack next time), overall worth it for ambiance, service, and quality.
service was terrible had to ask for things multiple times to receive
a “French” style cafe with all the trimmings.
a little bit loud but that is the vibe.
great selection of cakes!
A week day lunch with an old work colleague.
Lovely to catch up in a great setting (slightly faux old European) - a bit noisy though.
The booking was easy, the meal was delicious, the wine was lovely - but the server had no idea about the wines on the menu. When ordering a pinot grigio from the Orange area, she said she thought we wanted an orange wine....she was completely bamboozled by the rose versus the wine from the Orange region. So they need some more training about what they are serving. She was very pleasant though.
Good service and delicious foods
The atmosphere was fantastic, a really upbeat and energetic vibe. The food was really good and the serving size was generous. However, the service was a little slow, both taking the order and the arrival of the food. Overall, it was a good expereinece and I would go there again and recommend it to others looking for somewhere special.
Lovely service and yummy cake - thanks to the waitress who served us
Food: Mine ok, a bit lukewarm. My friend ordered a bfast bowl which was cold. When queried, she was advised that was how it was served, which was not on the menu. She was advised she could order something else, but would have to pay for it, as well as the cold inedible bowl.
We had to request water continuously, which usually came after each 3rd request.
The staff were lovely, just busy I think.
Overall, ok, but disappointing.
Delicious breakfast enjoyed by all. Was like stepping back in time with the wonderful decor. Look forward to visiting again to enjoy a cocktail at the bar!
All staff were friendly and whilst busy, very attentive. Food was prompt and good however may I suggest a bit of a spice up of the baked eggplant, chickpeas and eggs? I got some hot sauce, but it was a bit bland.
Always look forward to coming here; usually for Breakfast either during the Week or in the Weekend.
lady at the door was very hostile when waiting to be seated as I was a few minutes late and then there was a queue to enter. not a pleasant way to start. food was ok. cakes were nice. we had 1.5 hours before we were asked to vacate. service was so-so. wait staff were very busy and forgot to bring water to the table for us.
Great food and service but much preferred breakfast on a Saturday as Friday was far too noisy
Our food order was 'misplaced' ( the server didn't have his device with him) and we had to ask when it was coming. Ruined the experience.
I love the grounds normally, but the service was really disappointing. We would have had more drinks, but couldn’t even get our water filled up.
Really disappointed in our experience yesterday.
Great vibe, great food, excellent service. A really enjoyable place to visit for lunch
I have sent a negative feedback form on The Grounds website last night. Not impressed!!
Great coffee, amazing food. One of the best cafes in Sydney.
Great food and service. A French Bistro vibe. Recommend it highly.
Awesome experience. We held an interview at the Grounds and it was the perfect location. Great atmosphere and the staff were super friendly and efficient.
Would highly recommended and we will certainly be back.
The vibe of the place is really cool but the service is fairly average and the food wasn’t that good. I got the baked eggs which was over cooked and pretty flavourless. It’s also quite expensive. Not really worth going to unless you just want a drink
Coffee was good. Good food. Too loud. Awesome design.
It is goos to have good meal with friends in a lovely ambience.
Great place and fantastic service and food. Highly recommend.
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OpenTable ダイナー2113名によるThe Grounds of the Cityの評価は4.3☆です。