Garden State Hotel - Garden Grill
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We met some international guests for a drink and meal before going to the theatre. The bar section was very busy and LOUD. It was hard to hear each other. Once we got to our dinner table, everything was very comfortable.
Service was good , food was good except for the confits leeks which were not good simply grilled and « burnt » so not enough vegetables in the plate but the meat (pork) was really good
the place was too noisy so hard to follow a conversation but very lively atmosphere
Ordered sweet potatoe fries and corn fritters. The fritters were overcooked and heavy with oil.
This resulted in stomach discomfort later that evening
Made our special event very enjoyable, only one complaint, the veal schnitzel was a bit thick in the middle and was tough. Otherwise, the meals were lovely. Thanks.😀
Food quantity was a bit light on, especially the pork meal
Quick bite to eat before a concert, accomadated our speedy request!
The service was amazing. My boss has left his glasses and i received a call to let me know that night that we had left it behind! They were so accommodating as well with the dinner options so i would highly recommend both food and services. The ambience also is INCREDIBLE!
Great ambience, varied menu, excellent service. Will visit again.
Although the surroundings were good the noise levels for an eatery were far too excessive. Very uncomfortable to have dinner. No conversation can be had as music and acoustics were too loud. Not suitable for dinner I feel.
I hosted a family gathering of 12, for lunch, for an 18th birthday, with guests ages ranging from late teens to early 70's.
We could not be happier with the service from the staff in the Garden Grill, attentive without being pushy, and extremely accommodating, especially assisting with the birthday cake.
The food was excellent, with particular compliment paid to the steaks, and the Pork Scotch Fillet.
The Dining room got pretty busy as the afternoon progressed, but the staff still continued to ensure everyone was looked after.
A number of us are already planning to come back for the Saturday Hightini !
Took my Mum , Dad and wife there for dinner before the theatre. Service and food was excellent.
We went for dinner last Thursday night to celebrate a friends' birthday. It was really good :)
The table booked was perfect, with kind of privacy for us (group of 11 people)
The service was excellent, specially Laura, she was really kind and friendly.
I highly recommend this place to all my friends.
Great dinner! Great night!
Good food and service but would be better if big groups could order off the menu.
Hightini was an awesome experience! Great service. Quality food.
Venue and staff absolutely amazing. Cocktails were flowing. And staff were on point. Food was absolutely yummy. Only downfall was that we didn’t have enough Food to eat.
I’ll definitely be back but order more food, as the high tea wasn’t enough.
Food and service was excellent. Great value also for what we had.
The booths in the grill are way too dark. Everything else is fantastic all through the venue. It has a very good atmosphere.
Thank you, we had an enjoyable time over lunch and drinks in the garden. It was very cool in the garden despite high temperatures outside, a good spot for summer.
Service was ok, lound outside even though we were inside, food ok but ok for that price meant ordinary value
The service and environment were absolutely lovely and a perfect place for a get together or one on one. Was definitely looked after well and enjoyed every second. Would recommend.
Staff were very attentive and pleasant, our lady with dietary requirements was well looked after
Establishment was clean
We were celebrating end of school for our children !
Fantastic lunch, really enjoyed the food and place was beautiful, Thank you for making great memories
The Hightini wording was misleading; "Hightini is a deliciously decadent hybrid between high tea and bottomless brunch. Enjoy two hours of drinks and high tea treats"- was read by the table as unlimited food as well. It only applied to drinks.
Otherwise service was amazing, drinks tasty and food incredible.
Had dinner on a friday night. Food was good, nothing that great.
It was amazing. Great food lovely staff great atmosphere. The only down side was the noise level but it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves and having a great time.
Average food, long wait time - would not recommend
We had a great girls afternoon.
We had the Hightini, the cocktails were fantastic.
The food was awful! The worst chicken Parma I’ve ever eaten in my life. Plus my wallet got stolen from the venue.
We had a genuinely lovely evening at the Garden State Hotel. The service at the bar and at the table were excellent, the food was delicious. We followed the suggestion of our waiter and ordered the Chef‘s Selection, which was beautifully arranged and full of flavors.
The only thing I didn‘t realize when we booking the table was that the restaurant shared a bathroom with the adjacent Garden Beer, so after a certain hour it would get quite crowded and noisy (it was a Saturday, after all), so it may not be the best option if you are looking for a quiet dinner on the weekend.
Other than that: remarkable service and delicious food.
Great food and service even though the Caufield Cup brought many more people through the doors.
For such a busy venue, I was amazed and very happy that they had reserved a quiet table for our book club. Service was very attentive and excellent, food exceeded expectations. Will be back!
We had a great lunch. Only negative is even in the Garden Grill, the acoustics make it hard to hear the people at your own table
Very impressed as we didn't know much about the place and thought it might just be a gastro version of a pub's steak and chips based menu. Food was great and service lots of fun. We were in semi-private section as table of 10 - bit squeezy for room but at least away from the noise levels. All up - top place!
So glad we came...bar staff were relaxed, friendly and professional. Waiters catered to all our needs, were great at scanning if we needed a wine refill, they communicated with each other very well and recommended drinks and food to suit. Atmosphere was laid back, warm atmosphere and relaxed. Food was great.
So happy we chose Hightini, the table service was quick. We were never without drinks. Properly made cocktails, not pre-mixed like other places do. The food was lovely, would have been nice to have more savory than sweet items. The mini donuts were not baked all the way through but aside from that, everything tasted amazing. Will definitely be back!!
Great venue, cocktails and service. Overall a very enjoyable visit.
Great Venue and food with a great atmosphere and would cerainly recommed to Friends and returning back in the naar distant future
We were a bit disappointed in the waitress, no smiles, we had the distinct feeling our patronage was a nuisance. Also the reservations said we had the space for 2 hours and we were literally asked to leave the dining space despite no further bookings that evening. The food was very good
Garden State Hotel - Garden Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.
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