Garden State Hotel - Garden Grill

4.3
26 reviews
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Australian
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
  • Group Bookings
The first of our Flinders Lane restaurants is the Garden Grill, offering a casual dining experience featuring a menu designed by our Head Chef that highlights produce from Australia’s best local suppliers. Get ready to dig into delicious dishes that tantalise your taste buds – Victoria on a plate has never looked so good. The Garden Grill is open for dinner on Wednesdays, and lunch & dinner Thursdays through Saturday.

Special Offers

$75 Share With Me menu

The $75 per person Share With Me menu includes bread and olives to begin, 3 entrees, 2 proteins with 2 sides for mains and desserts for those sweet toothed guests all served to share. Our Chef designs these menus daily depending on which fresh produce is delivered.

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Valid For: 2 - 12 people

Starts: 10 May 2019

Ends: 10 November 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:15 18:00-20:45

$55 Share With Me menu

The $55 per person reduced Share With Me menu includes bread and olives to begin, 3 entrees, a protein and 2 sides for mains all served to share.
Our Chef designs these menus daily depending on which fresh produce is delivered.

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 2 - 12 people

Starts: 10 May 2019

Ends: 10 November 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:15 18:00-20:45

a la carte dining (available for parties up to 7)

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Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: 10 May 2019

Ends: 10 November 2019

Availability: Daily 18:00-23:00

What 26 People Are Saying
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JF
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a good time for mum’s birthday. dinner was excellent. While service was mostly good, the noise level can be a little too much for older people. Fun enough for younger ones. Great cocktails!

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PR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

was way too noisy - food not that good and expensive for what it was - drinks also expensive and the tide was low in them

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DA
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good food and really solid wine list. It wasn't very busy so was expecting slightly more attentive service as we had to wait 10 mins for second bottle of wine. Disappointing also that no Low Carb beers offered such as Pure Blonde as I live by a low carb diet, but do enjoy a few cold beers, particularly at lunchtime. This alone may well stop me returning, however love the vibe and food so will recommend to anyone.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great quality of food and service. Had the 55dls menu option and was sufficient food. Only thing was that it was a bit too noisy to talk.

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PF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The Garden Grill gives you the opportunity to get away from the noise and have have a good conversation over a great lunch. The menu, slightly extended over the bar area also provides a bit of extra variety & diet options. Food was great but a bit slow to arrive given low numbers. Will definitely go again before the footy at the G.

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F
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, and very accommodating to different dietary requirements. Lovely not to be in a packed hectic restaurant for mother’s day and the two male servers we had were so kind and accommodating. Have allready highly recommend to others!!

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J
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Burger was really good. As was the steak on our table. It was really hot in the room ( we were in the booths at the back) but service was great and ambiance was nice.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

The portion of the food for the price tag and service they're providing was so small. The quality of it is comparable to standard pub food but so much more expensive.

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DT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to catch up with friends, we went prior to the Anzac day football at the MCG. Will be back!

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LS
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Unfortunately not the best visit I’ve had here, steak was over cooked and Luke warm when it came out and the side came out after I’d finished my steak.
Put it down to it being a busy night but a little disappointed.

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K
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Set menu for larger groups - superb. Tasty pumpkin, potatoes and steak were incredible. Great ambiance and atmosphere and well priced. Service really let the experience down unfortunately-was the only thing to not make it 10/10. Pushed through to take plates, asked to be passed majority, couldn’t get anyone’s attention when required and had to ask for the bill 4 times and just not really that happy to be there. Will go back for food but won’t expcet much on service.

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AC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very confusing when you walk in, no idea how to locate The Grill and our booking. Is there supposed to be staff at the front of the venue?
Service was great until our waiter left and then there was no service at all. Had to chase up bills ext seemed like he finished his shift mid way through our meal and then nobody took over.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly, helpful staff. Food was tasty but a limited (quite standard) a la carte menu. Noisy but friendly atmosphere.

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s
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The 6 of us enjoyed a pre-show dinner; all enjoying really lovely great value meals and good service

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CN
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful place nice food and bar music everything at one stop here.

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K
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Our group had booked a table in the Public Bar but upon arrival we found out that our booking had been cancelled by the venue, so we were seated in the Garden Grill, which had a different and more expensive menu. The staff were inflexible with changing our seating back to the Public Bar and then seemed to struggle with answering questions about dietary requirements and ingredients of dishes. The salad I ended up receiving had only quinoa, pumpkin and some salad leaves, which is fairly uncreative compared to my other friends’ meals. At least the ingredients were fresh. We probably won’t be coming back though.

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HG
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Looks like a great place to have drinks but food deemed reheated and average

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ND
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and great drinks.
Brilliant service provided as well.
Great night out

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e
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Being a ‘Grill’ I thought the steaks would be amazing . Disappointingly they were tasteless , rubbery and dry , despite being cooked medium rare.
The service was friendly and attentive and the venue itself is quite nice.. though if it’s a Saturday don’t exit through the main bar unless you like getting jostled by drunken crowds

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M
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and great food. Would recommend Garden State to anyone

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KH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, fabulous food and gorgeous decor. We had a great night and will be back.

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SK
Denver
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food and staff were really fabulous. Don't recommend Saturday nights unless you want to be subjected to very high levels of noise and a 'crush' of people as you try to get to the Garden Grill at the back of the building. The manager and all staff went out of their way to help us and clear the way for us since we had a seeing eye dog in training in tow. The food and wine list was great and staff and chefs were superb in dealing with/eliminating allergy foods, delivering delicious courses. Highly recommend their interesting salads! Would like to come again at a quieter time.

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VL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Only negative about the experience was dessert. Could have been a bit more than just a cookie but it was still delicious!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The night started off fantastically with starters and meals coming out timely with great drinks recommendations. Our server was brilliant, knowledgeable and always had a smile on his face.
Entree’s and mains were beautiful.

The most disappointing part of the night was dessert. VERY underwhelming. Especially being on Valentine’s Day you could imagine how disappointed you would be if you were served a shortbread biscuit with caramel filling. Seeing we paid $80pp, it was a disappointing end to a fantastic night. A more fitting dessert would have been something like a chocolate mousse to share with a rose/ strawberry garnish. Something that epitomises love.

We’ll be back for sure. But we will stop by somewhere else for dessert. Thanks guys x

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AT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was nice. Staff were amazing... The food was ok but nothing I’d rave about. The best thing for us was desert. The menu was a “set menu” so I’d like to go back someday soon and try their menu items.

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and was a neat atmosphere. I would go back.

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