Had a fabulous time at The Grounds in the City, just as I expected. The theme and atmosphere was old timely with retro tunes and wait staff outfits to match. We began with a brunch of the omelette and rhubarb pancakes. Omelette was great, but I didn't expect to like the pancakes as much as I did, as it isn't something I would usually choose but they were excellent! We then had some sweets from the tea cart that is pushed around for your viewing. I would highly recommend the salted caramel tart and lime meringue tart for all, just the right amount of sweetness. For drinks we had coffee, chai latte, lemonade and the iced chocolate which all were quite pleasing. The ice chocolate in particular was ver fancy and delicious! It was deconstructed and fun to put together. All in all I had a great time and would go back in a heart beat!
Loving the decor & feel of The Grounds of the City! It feels like a 1920s speakeasy bar & its dark, broodingly handsome yet warm & inviting. You can dine in & there is a good looking menu with plenty of options and you can also opt for takeaway with more limited options. On this occasion, being on the run we got a few things to go. Coffee of course which was just ok. The Ramzey chicken sandwich was nice, like a schnitzel and you can choose your bread. The fruit tart was lovely & a light treat and the eclair was good.
If your feeling like splurging a little for lunch, the grounds is the place to be. The Chirashi Style Bowl with poached chicken is a must try! Healthy yet super delicious. There coffees are great and the interior decoration is on point.
Service was fast even during lunch peak, but best to make a reservation if you want to be seated during lunch or an early dinner.
The Grounds of Alexandria have recently opened a sister venue going by a similar name ‘The Grounds of the City’, if you haven’t heard yet, you must be living under a rock! It is situated on the ground floor of The Galleries, George Street conveniently located across for the Queen Victoria Building with easy access to Town Hall train station and Pitt Street shopping precinct.
The Grounds have maintained their ‘brand’ by styling their Grounds of the City experience to transport you to another era with their coffee-house inspired venue. The outside façade features stained glass windows, a takeaway window with breads and pastries on display for those in a hurry with the added touch of offering a shoe shine service to passers by. Once you step inside, the rush of the daily grind is quickly forgotten. The Grounds of the City has a real 1920’s feel, withread more