The Grounds of the City
Sparkling High Tea
Escape the hustle and bustle and indulge in a decadent high tea menu of sweet and savoury delights, with a glass of sparkling wine on a beautifully styled table at The Grounds of The City!
Settle in and spoil yourself with a lavish high tea filled with sweet treats and savoury snacks! Beautifully styled with gorgeous dried flowers and elegant tableware, it's the perfect setting to relax and unwind with your nearest and dearest.
We had breakfast booked for 9 o'clock in the morning so to be told that they had no more pancakes left, one of their key breakfast items and a dish we were looking forward to the most, was disappointing. Had we come in the afternoon, it would have been more understandable. Furthermore, they had also run out of avocado which left us with a very limited breakfast menu.
After an hour and just as we were finishing our breakfast, we were told that we will need to vacate our table for the next party. While we were booking this event, there were no mentions of a 1 hour limit. If we had known that, we would not have chosen this place for our event. We had a group of 7 girls and to go through coffees and breakfast within an hour, did not make for a pleasant experience.
Overall, quite disappointed.
There was no avocado, pancakes or almond milk on the menu as they ran out at 9.30 on a Sunday morning. So terribly disappointing as I was looking forward to my friend’s 50th birthday celebration.
Great brunch spot, excellent service and delicious menu
Great place to eat. Service is great. Don’t forget to book
Food was good however the Lunch menu did not offer much that was low carb. I would have preferred to have been able to order an all day breakfast for lunch. Venue very noisy and difficult to hear my quietly spoken lunch companion.
Great place! Scrambled eggs were delicious. This place feels like I’m in a movie, the vibe is everything love the interior and staff is also quite nice
We made a booking and upon arrival, our order was taken. A few minutes later, a waitress told us that the kitchen is closed. No one told us about the kitchen closure upon booking the table or even upon arriving. What kind of a place that advertises themselves as a restaurant, closes their kitchen at 3.30on AND doesn’t even inform their guests?...
Coffee was warm not hot. Service quite slow as waiter was busy talking amongst themselves and got sidetracked serval times when we needed service. Food was ok and portion quite small, overprice in my opinion and they charged me an extra side for a salad (did not realise until I got home and checked the receipt). Not worth going back.
Hey guys the new menu was a hit!
Everything we ordered was amazing!
The customer service was excellent as well. Aran was our waitress and she is definitely an asset to your restaurant. She made great conversation, had her eagle eye out, not just at our table but on the sections she had too. Always topping up our water and making sure everything was going well.
Regarding the menu and restaurant She knew exactly what she was talking about. She deserves an employee of the month! she was outstanding.
The ambiance of the restaurant was beautifully decorated and set up. It felt like we weren’t in Sydney but taken back into time, in another country. Absolutely stunning guys!
Will definitely be coming back :)
Easy to book. Food was varied and catered for us all. Staff were attentive and very helpful.
Lovely styling, great food, and excellent service from Callum. Couldn’t ask for more!
We made a reservation for 1.30pm and arrived at 1.25pm. They said our table is being set up and won't be long. At 10 minutes of waiting, 2 groups who were infront of us as well as one group who came AFTER us got tables before us. Unsure if any of them have reservations or not but we had to wait 25 minutes until we got our table. Don't understand what is the meaning of reservation when we have to wait longer than walk-ins.
We would visit again for the food and atmosphere. However it would be great if the service can be improved.
Very good customer service n food serve very quick . Thank you chef 👍🌟
Fantastic food and staff. Great atmosphere overall
I had a great time at the restaurant. Amazing food. Great atmosphere. Love my Cinderella cake looked and tasted great.
Very friendly and helpful staff, food is delicious and macadamia milk coffees are to die
The waitress is very rude and impatient. The quality of the food is not good. The appearance of the cake made me lose my appetite The beef sandwich is tasteless. At this special time, I didn't see anything that could be used to disinfect my hands. This is unreasonable and inconvenient.
Food was good change in service due to restrictions ordering from your phone was good. No need to split bills
Hi Emily, Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, The Grounds of The City team
Wouldn’t even give you 1 star, very disappointed to make it all the way there from 2 hours away to find out that your closed at 7 pm! How can I make a booking if you arent open at that time?! Very poor
Hi India, We definitely do not take reservations for times we are not open but unfortunately there was a glitch on our bookings system on the day you wanted to visit. We tried calling to let you know that we would not be able to accommodate you, but unfortunately there was no answer. Please accept my sincere apologies for this misunderstanding. I truly hope you will give us another chance and come back, so we can restore your faith in service we customarily provide. Kind regards, Kat, GM
Had an awesome experience at Grounds of the city. The food was great, but the service was excellent and the ambiance was ideal for breakfast. Can’t wait to go back there.
Hi John, Thank you so much for the 5 stars and your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
Buttermilk chicken burger was okay, but didn’t enjoy it too much.
Hi Gab, Thank you for your review. We have passed your comments on to the chef. Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
Great food in amazing surroundings but no toilets on site.
had booked for 8 am - by the time we were checked in it was 0815 - being business B'fast, I wonder whether there may be a way to check in before 8 am - service after 8 am will be fine (can do just coffee and juice from 0730 am and orders for b fast after that)
Second time breakfast here and just love this place. Without a doubt the best service in any restaurant I have been in. Not forced service. Simply very genuine and professional staff. Food. Of course terrific.
Hi Philip, Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words! We can't wait to serve you again soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
Everything is amazing at this place, from food and service to ambiance...
Hi there, Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
The waitress who look after was a bit rude and not so friendly. I am very disappointed and I would recommend her to have a better attitude.
Excellent and quaint setting right in the heart of city. Great spot for brekkie or post-work cocktails.
Hi Chris, Thanks so much for the review and the 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best wishes, The Grounds of The City team
I really love grounds of the city and have been there before. However, their dine in menu has hardly any variety. Previously there was more variety. I think they should incorporate some of their takeaway menu into their dine in menu.
Hi Ereeny, Thank you for your review. You would be pleased to hear we changed our menu 2 weeks ago, so I am sure you will find a lot of variety there when you visit next. Best regards, The Grounds Of The City team
It was okay, food was fine, staff were abrupt, decor was nice
Hi Maggie, Thank you for your review and my sincere apologies about sub-par service. We would love to know what went wrong, so we can ensure we don't make the same mistake again, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you wish to discuss this matter further. Kind regards, Kat, General Manager
Great, friendly service and great food for brunch. Would definitely recommend.
Hi Talicia, Thanks so much for the review and the 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best wishes, The Grounds of The City team
Food was really average for the price paid. Poached eggs were cold and overcooked. An ordered weak coffee was served strong.
Hi Julia, Thank you very much for your review and the comments. I have discussed them in great details with the team, who are all trained to pass on any guest feedback to the manager on duty, so if something goes amiss, we can speak to you and fix it right away. I am sorry this did not happen during your visit and I hope that you will return, so we can restore your faith in service and food quality we customarily provide. Best, Kat, General Manager
Obviously the aesthetic of this place is what draws your attention. There is really nothing like it that I have seen in Sydney. It is a beautiful setting, every detail has been carefully thought out. Being so popular it was quite loud with so many people seated but there really isn't much you could do about that. The food wasn't super special - I think I had high expectations due to the nature of the place. I ordered the Mediterranean Bowl. The ingredients seemed easy to prepare so I thought they would come with something a little bit different - hoping the flavour would take it to the next level. The most disappointing thing was the halloumi. It was dry and bland. So sad for this amazing cheese! Everything else was just okay, nothing was special about this dish which didn't suit the amazing setting. Perhaps I chose wrong from the menu but you would also have high expectations for all of the food on here. The service was lovely and really friendly.
Hi there, Thank you very much for your review and your comments. We have changed the menu since your visit, so I am sure when you join us next, there will be plenty of dishes that you would love and our servers would be very happy to provide a recommendation if needed. Best regards, The Grounds of The City team
Very limited options on menu. No children’s menu either
Hi Heather, Thank you for you review. I just wanted to reach out and let you know that we have changed the menu since your last visit and if you are willing to give us another try, I am sure you would enjoy your meal a lot more. Best regards, The Grounds of The City team
Delicious soul food, kind and friendly staff and divine atmosphere.. just what I needed on my solo trip to the city
Hi Shabana, Thank you very much for the 5 stars and your lovely comments, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
A dining experience that feels a little bit special.
Hi Simone, Thank you very much for the 5 stars and your lovely comments, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
The staff were awesome. Great quirky venue. Music was a little loud but otherwise great.
Dear Kelly, Thank you so much for the 5 stars and your lovely comments. We can't wait to serve you again! Best regards, The Grounds of The City team
Great little unique place. We went for breakfast with friends and there was options for all of us.
Hi Paula, Thank you so much for the 5 stars and your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Best regards, The Grounds of The City team
Delicious food, served in good time and by friendly staff. Lovely ambience and great city spot!
Hi Therese, Thanks so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon, so we can turn the 4 stars into 5! Best wishes, The Grounds of The City team
Can’t comment on the food- didn’t eat, coffee and atmosphere was great though
Hi Paul, Thanks so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon, so we can turn the 4 stars into 5! Best wishes, The Grounds of The City team
An easy and friendly place to hang out in. The ambience is just second to none and the menu, though small, is cooked and presented beautifully.
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OpenTable ダイナー1873名によるThe Grounds of the Cityの評価は4.3☆です。