Garden State Hotel - Public Bar
This place is good option as in the city and central but food , drinks very average but expensive. Staff also didn’t serve us once had to continually flag someone down to get anything. Bar staff very under numbered to and long wait for drinks
Fantastic place, great staff and great drinks and food.
Had my work EOY/Christmas function here, It did not disappoint. There is a good selection of drinks and food, vibrant atmosphere, staff always checking in on us. A great experience overall, will definitely visit again.
Service was slow considering we had a time limit to how long we had to be there. Everything else was great
Great for a project team lunch.
Table service was quite poor. No one came to our table for the first hour of our booking.
We were also over charged for one of the meals.
We were little early and they let us in. The server was always there when ever we needed to order our drinks.
Great service and environment, my friend and I had a fantastic time and would recommend it to all.
The front of house man was very unpleasant and ruined the experience for us. We left after one drink.
I love the atmosphere inside the venue. Unfortunately we were seated outside and seemed to be a bit forgotten. We both waited a long time for our drinks. While waiting waiters approached us to give us drinks that were for other tables several times.
Would go back again but would request to be inside on my booking.
Always great for beers and friendly staff. Food is very standard and basic menu.
Our table was outside, no heating..freezing, and the tables were toclose to eachother to be classed as social distancing. We had the parmas which were fantastic ans service super fast. However as soon as we were finished we were given the bill, no offer of desert, We felt rushed out. Also the cars wizzing past on flinders lane was off putting.
The experience during COVID restrictions was 5 stars! I've never been at Garden State when its been so quiet, but we could hear ourselves talk and had a really enjoyable time. Service was great, everyone was adhering to the safety measures, would go back again :)
Fabulous to be able to have after work drinks again post lock down. Table service was awesome, one of the few bonus’ of Covid!
Our first work team lunch in a long time and could not have had a better lunch. Food was excellent, service was exemplary and we had a wonderful booth for 10 which made for a fun catch up. Thank you so much for looking after us so well
Loved our margaritas, the booth was awesome for our group and the wait team were lovely and friendly
Service was excellent from booking to paying our bill.
We were given an hour and a half with no reasoning and the place was essentially empty, that wasn't a problem as I understand we need to adapt but if they used covid as the excuse 2 waitstaff came to our table with their noses out of their masks so a bit confused if they are following the rules or not. Staff seem a bit inexperienced, I asked for a Chardonnay and the bill showed pinot gris unsure what I actually received. The food was good had to ask for water a few times, ok place if you're in the city.
felt as if if was a rush service, didn’t like where we were seated. The ambiance was better inside, overall wasn’t too bad the cocktails are always good there
5 days in advance, we could only make a booking at 2 pm instead of later.
It took 30 minutes before we could order a beer, then another 10 minutes before the beers came.
There were only a few people in the entire restaurant, so wasn’t sure why it took so long.
We were asked to leave just before 4pm, when the restaurant was entirely empty, and we didn’t have enough time to finish our drinks.
Unsure why we couldn’t book a later time being the restaurant was empty, and asked to leave when there was no one else there?
Excellent food and service. Thanks all!
Always one the fav places for us to start the Friday evening
Great location and menu. Pity about the lack of patrons. Food was ok but beer a bit expensive
Great meal and staff. Great ambience. Happy to recommend.
They looked after us so well within the restrictions. Samson your a star!
Amazing service and delicious food!!
Would definitely recommend Garden State Hotel- thank you for a great evening :)
The service & atmosphere was great. However the food wasn’t as tasty as I thought it would be!
Loved the place :) Every staff was really nice and outdoor place is amazing great for some insta photos! (wish there were more meatless options but the pasta was great)
We did miss the crowd but it was a nice change. Overall, we had a great night.
We had a really nice time. I love the light filled courtyard/outdoor space. Everyone really enjoyed their meals and the staff were really friendly
Great food and a good vibe without being too noisy
The food took 45 mins to arrive. We only ordered simple things. Also, it is too noisy for a business lunch
Very very quiet at lunch compared to crazy loud evenings - which was a nice change
Food was cold. Like it had been cooked earlier and reheated. The side salad had absolutely no seasoning or taste whatsoever.
The garden ambience was good. A nice oasis in the heart of the city, The Salmon nicoise was very good. Staff were friendly and amiable. It was a good place for a quiet lunch and a chance to chat.
I really enjoyed this venue. It's super cool, something for everyone and the staff were so friendly and lovely to deal with. I felt super comfortable and my friends also really enjoyed myself. Thoroughly recommend!
Although we made a booking we rolled up early which wasn't a problem, it was our First time at Garden State, we were looking for a beer garden that served food on a Sunday and wasn't disappointed, loved the outside area, food was reasonably priced and beer was cold, spent 3 1/2 hours there on a sunny Sunday and would definitely return.
A bit disappointed with the service on the day. Seemed light on staff, which made wait times longer than expected. Had the Chicken Parma which was very unsatisfying. Great spot for drinks and catch up though!
We arrived for a late lunch. Sat down with drinks and entrees - then went to order lunch and were told that the kitchen closed t 3pm.... really ...? With no warning... then when we questioned this since it was not on the menu, we were told we should have checked the website...? Not really valued here as a customer I think.
Good food and a relaxed vibe. No table service in the public bar
Booked a table outside, for a table inside as private function on. Sat down at reserved table. Half hour later a staff member just slapped down another reserved sign and walked away. No explanation or asked how long we were staying. It was lunch time and at time of booking no mention was made of time restrictions. Bar service was very slow. Only one staff member was nice and friendly. Had to ask staff to wipe seats as they were sticky. She brought a tea towel and I had to wipe seats.
Garden State Hotel - Public Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.