The Grounds of the City
High Tea - $35 per person
Settle into the city and spoil yourself with all the delights of our High Tea. Our seasonal menu includes a curated daily selection of house-made sweet & savoury offerings, fresh from The Grounds very own Bakery & Patisserie.
Términos y condiciones: High tea offering is $35 per person, or $40 with a glass of sparkling wine. Bookings must be secured with a credit card (our team will call to confirm) and must be confirmed by 11am on the day of your reservation. Bookings cancelled within a 24 hour period will be charged the full amount. All details can be found at our website.
Válido para 1 - 20 personas
Inicia: 18 de julio de 2019
Finaliza: 30 de noviembre de 2019
Disponibilidad: dom. 14:30-17:00
Amazing food and atmosphere! Staff were great! Definitely will be back
Service was good, but a bit understaffed. Coffee was good, but food was subpar. Especially for the price. Ordered 2 pasta dishes (bucatini and parpadelle) which was very bland.
My daughters and I loved the decor, the staff were very attentive and courteous. The food was delicious. My son and his family have been to The Gounds of the City for a special occasion as well. I wanted somewhere special for breakfast and to top off an enjoyable weekend. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
The staffs were nice and friendly and the food there were good af!! Will definitely go there again!’
Service Exceptional, Food Outstanding, Atmosphere Perfect
The Grounds of the City has been our brunch choice a few times now - they have the most delicious French toasts!
Great place for breakfast. The food is delicious, the service is spot on. Visiting The Grounds for breakfast is a nice way to kick off your day.
Our waiter was excellent with a delightful accent!
Such a cool spot! Have worked opposite here for a year and not been in. It feels like you are in another world when inside and the food is delicious. Will definitely be back!
My second solo visit in two weeks. Loved all of it. Excellent food and coffee, staff are attentive and friendly, ambience is fabulous. Lots to see and take in. Most enjoyable start to my day.
great business meeting place.
we always go there for coffee n cake.
Buzzing atmosphere but not too loud, and delicious brekky menu
An utterly standard menu, slightly overpriced, made worse by very poor seating and service processes.
When it opened it had interesting dishes and a bit of risk. Now it is bland and just relying on the great decor. Probably to make all the tourists feel safe.
Hi James, Thank you very much for your comments. We value our guests' feedback, be it positive or less so, so we can grow and improve at what we do. Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your experience. Kind regards, Kat - General Manager
It was my first time going to ‘The Grounds of the City’. It’s was unbelievable. I love what they done to the place. Love that old vintage look. Anyway, everything was perfect; the food , the service. I would definitely come back again.
Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars and your lovely comments! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
We enjoyed a lovely dinner. Food was delicious and could not fault the staff or the service.
Hi Kylie, Thanks so much for the 5 stars and your lovely comments! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
We had the High Tea. It was pleasant enough, the service and food and atmosphere. We were charged $5 for honey to sweeten my companion's chai latte. Will not be back.
Food is great, great tasting and well balanced. Our server was awesome too, be back soon!!
Hi Nathan, Thanks so much for the 5 stars and your lovely comments! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
Decent food however would insider this pricey for portion sizing. Great drinks menu available and great atmosphere. A bit noisy if you come in the evening peaks however not a deal breaker.
Hi Celine, Thank you for your review and the comments. We take all our guests' comments on board, so we can continuously work on and improve what we do! Your input is greatly appreciated! Best regards, Kat - General Manager
Very good experience we were 5 people everyone ordered something different. Healthy and filling and servers excellent! Must make reservations this location is on the smaller side.
Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars and your lovely comments! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
We had a great breakfast at The Grounds of the city. Would recommend!
Thanks for the great customer service!
It was great. We had an enjoyable evening with time to chat but not too long to wait. The service was excellent. My friends hadn't been there before and commended me on the great choice. Thank you.
Hi Sue, Thank you for the 5 stars and lovely comments! We can't wait to welcome you back very soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
We had to wait too long for our drinks and food, we had a young child with us and could not get a desert for him, everything we asked for was sold out, however they were giving them to the customers who were having High Tea, they were also selling them at the take away outside. They wouldn't even give us an ice cream for him. The service was very slow we didn't complain as it was Fathers day but when the bill was due we has 2 waitresses almost on top of us.
The food was good and quiet enjoyable but my meal was supposed to come with a 'The Grounds garden radish salad" I did not get the salad and when I asked the girl said she asked the kitchen and they said it was combined on the sandwich. IT WAS NOT!!
I also booked online I actually thought I had booked The Alexandria Grounds but somehow due to the way the website is constructed we ended up in the City. It was not the Fathers Day experience we had hoped for.
Fabulous food and atmosphere. Batch coffee was awesome
Hi Dave, Thank you very much for the 5 stars! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Have a great week, The Grounds of The City team
Great atmosphere for breakfast. Steak and eggs excellent. Service from staff good.
Hi Romel, Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon, so we can turn the 4 stars into 5! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
We had high expectations but despite having a great ambiance we were served cold coffees and cold breakfast. Not the best for Father’s Day breakfast. Was very disappointed. We mentioned it to the staff and my husband got another coffee and mine was taken off. But I didn’t enjoy my breakfast and my husbands steak and eggs wasn’t very nice cold!
Went for lunch - is extremely loud, busy and pumping. Service was ok but the wait staff looked run off their feet non stop. Food was was nice. Coffee order had to be redone as it was cold on arrival. Soooo LOUD though. Acoustics need to be looked at.
Hi Lala, Thanks so much for your review and your constructive comments. Those have been passed on to all relevant teams and we will do our utmost to rectify any shortcomings going forward! Best regards, Kat - General Manager
Fantastic. Superseded all my expectations. Loved the experience & look forward to returning soon
Hi Moz, Thank you for the 5 stars, we look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best regards, The Grounds of The City team
Love the cafe and have been many times. However I cannot get a booth I will not come due to noise levels in the section opposite. Once I was allocated there I could not hear my guest speak so we simply canceled after 5 minutes and left. You’re not the only one with this MAJOR problem these days. Can’t hear no customer. So no booth no come. Everything else is spot on. Congratulations!
We went there yesterday. The staff can’t understand our English. It was so noisy there. We were been told we only have 1.5hours to finish our meal. Not very nice place to catch up friends. Won’t go there again.
Hi Claire, Sorry to hear you felt you did not have enough time to finish your meal, if you ever do find it in your heart to come back and give us another try, please speak to the host or the manager on duty and we will do our best to allocate you a table for as long as you need. Best regards, Kat - General Manager
the staff and service was always nice
Hi there, Thanks so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
We really enjoyed the ambience of this venue - so charming. We particularly liked the soft lighting, which added to the old world charm. Our waiters were cheerful and attentive. They made us feel special! The poached eggs on sourdough toast was delicious! We booked online and were seated at one of the booths. The seats were very comfortable and the walls of the booth helped keep some of the noise out. We will definitely be back!
Hi Rena, Thanks so much for your wonderful comments! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
Based on this particular experience I answered not to the above question. I come to the grounds quite frequently and this was a disappointing experience.
Firstly I lined up in the line that said “pre-booked reservations” which I assumed was there to fast track those who had booked but whenever the host came back to the entry he kept taking people from the other line. It wasn’t until I stepped in, and felt quite rude for doing so, that he took notice of us in the other line waiting.
Then my friend who is a vegetarian ordered the omelette without pancetta, we were assured this was possible. The waiter even announced it was pancetta free when he put it down. After a few bites she asked me, if that’s pancetta and when she opened the omelette there was pancetta throughout. Another omelette was brought out but we were still charged for the omelette which I was surprised about.
The wait staff were really friendly and the design is nice. But this place is really busy and really noisy. The music is played too loud and when you're seated almost on top of the table beside you, it's difficult to have a conversation. When it eventually arrived, the coffee was barely lukewarm, and then they forgot to bring our food to the table. When we asked after our meal, it arrived promptly but was stone cold. I returned my meal and the subsequent meal was barely above cold. It was clear that they'd left our food on the counter and didn't prepare the meal fresh when this was discovered, and we were offered nothing apart from an embarrassed apology by the wait person. I contacted Grounds about this but they've chosen not to respond.
Nice mood. Good customer service but salty pasta and too hard to chew sourdough bread for steak sandwich.
Hi Grace, Thanks so much for your review, your comments have been passed on to the kitchen team, who will use them constructively and make sure they don't make the same mistakes going forward! Kind regards, Kat - General Manager
What a lovely space, unlike the grounds of Alexandria there is no kids menu.
Service is impeccable - bookings help.
Best coffee in Sydney
Hi Prue, Thanks so much for your wonderful comments! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
Great atmosphere, staff very friendly and the food is absolutely delicious
Hi Helen, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind regards, The Grounds of The City team
We arrived early and was greeted by a host who check us in. She asked us to take a seat outside and would call us when the table was ready, however she did not come back to get us and we had to ask if the table was ready or not. We were having breakfast and asked a couple of simple questions like does the omelette come with toast or not but the waitress did not seem to understand or know the answer. The food arrived in good time but was fairly cold. Toast was underdone and a side of roasted tomatoes did not arrive with the food and we eventually cancelled it.
Loved everything about it! This was my second visit & I will be back again!
Suggestion if you have rude and unhelpful staff with little knowledge of the food you offer, food better be excellent unfortunately it wasn’t. Great ambience let down by poor argumentative staff and average food.
Booking now limited to 1.5 hour. The food used to be very good but the quality dropped a lot. It tasted like it was prepared on the rush and missed some flavour - too expensive for what you get
Also they were out of oranges on a Sunday morning so couldn't order any juice.