The Grounds of Alexandria
The Grounds is innovative, idealist and a little bit chic — in the best possible way.
UPDATE: MAY 25, 2020 — The Grounds of Alexandria is great, but have you ever wished you could have a space all to yourself? No lining up for hours, no waiting for a table, no jostling for a primo spot under the fairy lights, just you and your nearest and dearest dining and wining. Well, for a limited time, you and nine of your mates can hire out The Arbour, The Bakery or The Lock-In for a night. For $195 a head, you'll get a three-course meal and unlimited drinks from 6pm on Friday or Saturday. This will book out fast, so email [email protected] if you're keen.
There are plenty of reasons why (what feels like) half the city chooses to take their midday meal at the Grounds of Alexandria. Aside from checking out the weekend markets and beautiful sprawling gardens, or paying a visit to Harry Trotter and his barnyard buddies, the food you'll be served is pretty darn delicious. The most coveted tables are those in The Cafe where you can order the signature granola, health bowls, pasta and sandwiches made on house-baked bread. If you'd rather eat outdoors, opt for The Garden kiosk, which serves woodfired pizzas, burgers and salads. Or, head to The Potting Shed for bistro fare, from scotch fillet slathered with café de Paris butter to the whole grilled snapper in a ginger dashi broth.