Me and my friend finally revisited The Grounds of Alexandria for a weekday lunch after our previous failed attempt on getting a table for brunch on an early Sunday afternoon a few weeks back where we were expected to wait for just shy of two hours. The takeaway line was also long and there was practically no more seats available at the garden.
This time it was a little bit better. We waited for around 45 minutes for a table whilst enjoying lemonade we bought from one of the kiosks nearby and sat on the garden enjoying the sun.
The staffs were all friendly and attentive, from the girl who took our name on the waiting list, the guy who took us to our seats, and the servers who were incredibly friendly, attentive, and very knowledgeable with their food offerings.
The place was an absolute dcor-fest with multiple sections compiling the otherwise large dining area and whilst it was very busy (I seem to be blocking the staffs in many occasions while taking pictures of the place!) it was in no way cramped or feel under-spaced.
I tried their mushroom tart (king, swiss brown and oyster mushroom tart with buffalo mozzarella). The tart was beautifully made and the mushroom toppings matched nicely with the mozzarella.
My friend ordered the hand-made parpadelle (slow braised lamb, pear and extra virgin olive oil) that came with generous serving size and was beautifully made as well, with original homemade-like taste.
Of course we had to try the chips. It was of large cuts and came with a special mayonnaise-thousand island fusion sauce similar to the ones you find at Grilld. Delicious.
All in all, it was probably the most expensive casual launch we have paid for in a long time. We were just lucky that all the stars seemed to be lining up when we visited this place.