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Tgoa City --- - The Grounds of the City, Sydney, AU-NSW

The Grounds of the City

4.3
4.3
3537 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
  • Charming
  • Great for brunch
  • Lively
The Grounds of the City, the second outpost from the team behind The Grounds of Alexandria, is bringing soul back to the CBD with old-school service and charm. Located in the heart of the CBD and bustling with activity, The Grounds of the City is tailor-made for a marvellous time; no matter the occasion. Start your day right as our baristas expertly serve up The Grounds house-roasted espresso and filter coffees, or end it in the best possible way and cosy in with our selection of cocktails and a dinner menu that features something for everyone. You’ll find our coffee sommelier at The Barista’s Bar ready to take you through a tailored coffee experience, and our tea lady roaming the room with a trolley adorned with fresh coffee, our selection of ethically sourced teas and cakes.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 80 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Café
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 9699 2225
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Paul McGrath
  • Catering
    From client meetings to personal celebrations, our drop-off catering menu offers a selection of sweet and savoury options that can be combined to achieve the perfect offering for your occasion. To view our offering and order online, visit our website <a href="https://thegroundscatering.com.au/" target="_blank">here</a>.
  • Area
    Sydney CBD
  • Cross Street
    Park St, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
  • Parking Details
    Sydney CBD has a range of privately owned car parks located within walking distance. Two close-by options include the Citigroup Centre Car Park located at 271 Pitt St or the Queen Victoria Building Car Park at 111 York St.
  • Public Transit
    TRAIN - Exit the train at Town Hall Station. The Grounds of the City is located on the right hand side, directly across the road from The Queen Victoria Building.<br /><br />BUS - Arrange a bus route to drop you at Town Hall Station, or the QVB on York St, located within walking distance from The Grounds of the City.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Sydney

    Great for brunch

  • Sydney

    Most Booked

  • Sydney City

    Great for brunch

  • Sydney City

    Most Booked

3,537 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Breakfast celebration for my husbands birthday. We enjoyed great food, were treated with great customer service and the ambience was cosy. Thank you

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vintage atmosphere. Breakfast was fantastic with different flavours.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, every ingredient was perfect and service was excellent. Tri-tip sandwich is not to be skipped, and pavlova was heavenly. Madeline was an amazing waitress!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The dining space was very cluttered and very noisy for 930 in the morning. It marred to experience

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  5. JennaJ

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first dinner at The Grounds of the City was a success. The food was delicious, especially the steak , very well presented and full of flavours. The service was quite quick for a restaurant. I already have made another booking. We loved it.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really lovely place and the food is incredible, but they charged me $10 more for my pasta than the menu listed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails were terrible. My wife had the espresso martini which was coffee and no noticeable alcohol. Long Island ice tea was pretty ordinary too. Ordered the $65 steak and to be honest, I’ve had better steaks from Woolworths. Always wanted to try the place but was generally disappointed. The bugs being sold out was a major disappointment to the wife. Lovely place but the food and drinks need some work.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I take my daughter here for lunch most school holidays and it may sadly have been our last visit. The food over each visit has slowly declined and yesterday my lunch was nothing short of awful. Ordered the wagyu beef sandwich which was a few slices of tomato and lettuce on overly dry white toast with the most awful, fatty & tough ‘wagyu’ I have ever tasted. I told the waiter the steak was tough & fatty (over half of which was left on my plate) he returned some time later to simply tell me the chef had just shook his head and not really commented on my feedback! Overpriced and exceptionally disappointing. We will be finding somewhere new to dine next time!

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  9. LesleyM

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great busy fun venue good quality food and excellent service

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  10. MsFerris

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, location, service and ambience. Will definitely go back

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FAQs

The Grounds of the City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9699 2225.

The Grounds of the City is rated 4.3 stars by 3537 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 80 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Grounds of the City

500 George St, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Park St, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
  • Area
    Sydney CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Sydney CBD has a range of privately owned car parks located within walking distance. Two close-by options include the Citigroup Centre Car Park located at 271 Pitt St or the Queen Victoria Building Car Park at 111 York St.
  • Public Transit
    TRAIN - Exit the train at Town Hall Station. The Grounds of the City is located on the right hand side, directly across the road from The Queen Victoria Building.BUS - Arrange a bus route to drop you at Town Hall Station, or the QVB on York St, located within walking distance from The Grounds of the City.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Paul McGrath
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 9699 2225
  • Catering
    From client meetings to personal celebrations, our drop-off catering menu offers a selection of sweet and savoury options that can be combined to achieve the perfect offering for your occasion. To view our offering and order online, visit our website <a href="https://thegroundscatering.com.au/" target="_blank">here</a>.
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