The Grounds of the City
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
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
Always a great place to come/bring clients to for a relationship building meeting. The look is great - your eyes get drawn to the details and styling, service is excellent and friendly, has a feeling of exclusivity without being stuck up.
My pasta was way too salty, I couldn't finish the portion. However I love The Grounds overall and have had much better experiences in The Grounds of Alexandria. Was very disappointed with the food in The Grounds of the City.
Straight away service was awesome, walked in and the place was buzzing.
Cool music playing, good coffee, good food.
The decor, food & service are exceptional. Ensure you book ahead though.
From the lady that directed us to our table, to the atmosphere, the woman that served us and the amazing food - we were all blown away. We had heard great things and were not disappointed. Thank you.
We almost weren't seated even though we had a reservation. The groups in front of us were just walked in without bookings and yet when we were served they told us they had no tables left.
We also waited 15 minutes and asked twice for the bill from two different waitresses.
Ambience and decor was really nice, service and food was poor
Great find in the city. We made a booking the night before, just as well as it was packed. Loved the atmosphere, food was fabulous, service was great too.
Only issue I has was the fries with my burger were inconsistent. Somewhere very nice, others were off colour and felt like they were over cooked.
Really limited menu. Crappy portions for the price we pay. Really disappointed and wouldn’t go again. So overrated
Great food, interesting ambience and we could hear our conversation which is rare in most cafes and restaurants.
Would be good for meetings a d all age groups
We will be back.
amazing location right in the CBD but once inside you could be anywhere!
Dont stress aboutr my food rating we didnt have food.
It’s a great place but the staff are terrible. Took forever to come and get my order then got angry when I asked if I could pay on the way out. Pretty much boxed my friend and I in then dumped the eftpos machine in front of us and were really rude. Will not be going back EVER
Saffron pasta was a delight. Perfectly cooked lamb rack salad. And we were very happy with the cakes and coffee.
Went for breakfast and it wasn’t too special, been for lunch before which has been a lot better.
Great spot for Sunday breakfast, lovely service, food and atmosphere. We'll be back.
Food appeared mass produced and not cooked to order, very much like a hotel buffet that was plated for you as eggs were just warm and bacon could have been cooked more and was also barely warm. Serving size was good. Sourdough nice but provided with a knife that struggled to cut through the crust.
After a perfect experience at The Grounds in Alexandria, The Grounds in the city was extremely disappointing. Ordered eggs with smoked trout but the tiny amount of hollandaise was split, the smoked trout was not even edible - fatty and poor quality - and overall had an odd off putting flavour. On the plus side they took this meal off the bill after I complained (and could see I left nearly all of it on the plate).
Some of the food is excellent whilst others a big disappointment. For example 3 small soggy pieces of brushetta for over $20 was almost sent back to the kitchen. The kitchen staff need a good kick - one guy was finishing the food with a glove on the left hand and a bare right hand - both his hands touched the food.
Serving staff are excellent.
Espresso Martini was one of the best
Staff were amazing, on top of everything. Food was delicious and the décor is lovely
I ordered the peach pancake and it looked really good, however, I felt as though the cream wasn't enough so, towards the end, the pancake that had no more cream that can go with it ended up just tasting like soft bread. I really like the interior design of this restaurant however I feel like I'm paying more for the atmosphere than the actual food. The food was ok priced but the drinks I just think its a bit overpriced. but overall, it was a good experience.
The Grounds of the City is a delight. The atmosphere and decor is excellent, and the service was top notch. There was no crowding (as can happen at the Ground of Alexandria), and the food was excellent and fresh. We went with a 6yo and 2yo and they were welcomed too. Looking forward to going back!
Poor quality food. Very disappointing. Lovely interior but let down by the most important factor
Inattentive wait staff.
Fabulous place for lunch. Energetic vibe, sensational food and 5 star service. We had lunch during a work day and were served promptly but with adequate time to review the very inviting menu. We'll definitely be back.
Ambiance and food are good but the experience was marred by a loud guest at an adjoining table.
We made a booking online for lunch as recommended. We were welcomed and shown to a table and very quickly realised the restaurant was extremely noisy. This was a downside, as well as muted lighting with which we found difficulty reading the small print of the menu.
Excellent service, friendly staff and questions about the menu readily answered.
The Grounds of the City has consistently good food and very nice, helpful staff. It is very popular and busy and may not suit someone who wishes to have a quiet conversation.
The atmosphere was lovely inside, the decorations were pretty and the service was great.
It is a great experience. The staffs were very friendly and helpful. One piece of advice is always book ahead. That will make both the customers and the employees’ lives easier. Cheers!
Excellent Venue, however the bar sometimes struggles to keep up with the busy nature of the venue while the kitchen turns around orders really quickly. Love this venue regardless will go time and time again.
Fairly basic menu, but well cooked and presented. Agave cocktail was very weak. Outstanding friendly service from lovely waitress, ex Emirates flight crew. Good place for a quick drink and bite before the theatre.
Lovely decor, great vibe. Busy but not too hectic. Nice service.
Good vibe, great food and friendly service. A winner!
Overall, I would come again and recommend my friends.
Poor service...had to get my own water.
The food was terrible and they forgot our juice.
Very humid in there too.
I won’t be returning
Always great for a brunch, tasty food and super fast service. So easy to book ahead and not wait in the line!
The most beautiful restaurant inside and out. Truly special.
I'm so glad that we visited.
The staff were so kind to our children too.
Will go again.
I do recommend.
The Grounds of the City offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9699 2225.
The Grounds of the City is rated 4.3 stars by 2045 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.