The Grounds of the City
Loved the decor and attention to detail from staff.
Always good for breakfast, service is efficient without being rushed
Always good and attentive service. Ambience is sensational. Good selection that varies during the day.
The Grounds of the City is one of my favourite places to go. The food is always great as are the cocktails.
Very good service, interesting food. Well worth a visit
Triage style service. Staff very nice but undermanned.
I had booked a table and informed of such when I arrived, for a blind date. My date was told I hadn’t arrived and seated at a different table. Little unorganised from my perspective.
Worst experience we have ever had. The waiter was extremely rude and snobby. I have celiac disease and ordered eggs on toast with gluten free bread. And was given sourdough. WHICH STILL CONTAINS GLUTEN.
and my husband ordered eggs on toast on rye bread, and received 1 slice of plain rye toast and butter. When we told the waiter who took our order it was wrong he said “I didn’t hear you order eggs on toast to my husband” what type of customer service is that. What happend to repeating the order back to the customers to check it’s correct. Especially if in my case I can get VERY sick from having a tiny bit of gluten. I have never been so disappointed in a venue before I was so excited to come and came all the way from kellyville to come to your cafe. I will be telling everyone I know to NEVER visit you guys ever.
Fantastic experience. COVID 19 protocols in place.
Ambience was fantastic. Service and staff a couldn’t do enough, food outstanding!
Can’t wait until my next visit
Requires more vegan/vegetarian options, often is too expensive
A lovely place to have brunch with friends. Good food served promptly but did have to ask a waitress to take our coffee order.
A very nice space with good coffee. Lunch food was okay, nothing too crazy. Price was fair, with good service from the waitstaff.
I do not think Covid guidelines per square metre were being observed. - tables were too close!
Love this place but service was terrible. COVID is not an excuse to be rude.
Won’t be coming back
We enjoyed lunch here on Saturday. Staff were super attentive and friendly. We had the steak sandwich, butterflied prawns, broccolini and snow pea salad. All was yummy and fresh. Would highly recommend!
First time and will definitely be back
Great decor and ambience. Good food choices an£ excellent service however it doesn't come cheap and therefore a special occasion or treat rathe4 than everyday location
The Menu variety is quite restricted. Can we have more options? Also the sand witch bread was also burnt. It could be better
Had a great meal and service was good! Even left a tip which I don’t normally do!
The service, ambience and decor very nice and we had a very nice meal.
It was expensive for a kids meal and three burgers, however with city rents this is the normal now days.
Would I go back? Yes, but not in a hurry.
Slow service. We ordered toast without butter, but we got oily toast. It took a long time for them to get dry toast back. We had to keep trying to get attention from staff if we needed anything.
Perfect place for a date with your partner or friends. The inside is very pretty and cosy
One of the best and my favorite in town!
Our expectations were to high
The staff is a bit amateur and the food is 2 stars at best
Boxing Day sales and time to catch up with friends over a relaxed lunch.
The Grounds ticked all the boxes,. Thank you to all from welcome to farewell
Was great ambience. Service could have been better
It was sufficient overall. Nothing special, I think the price comes from the interior design.
We came here for my Dad’s birthday lunch. Staff were extra helpful when working with us to coordinate a surprise cake for him. They also went above and beyond singing Happy Birthday, he didn’t expect it at all and was touched! Great place, great staff and great food.
Staff very friendly and polite. Interesting style and decor. Could do with a couple more menu options - no vegan and vegetarian extremely limited. Overall a pleasant lunch.
It has a traditional 20s style feel to it, it's unique to Sydney. Can be quite loud at times, difficult to have a conversation.
Great experience. Wouldn't be somewhere I would go regularly. Food was acceptable. Noise level was extreme !
Great food and exceptional service. Really love coming back here, food is consistent, ambience is nice and great location. Would definitely recommend and will definitely come back. Thank you to the team and the chefs.
Had lunch, was disappointed at 1 of the pasta, was not cooked through (ordered 2), the steak was chewy and was not good value at that price. Not enough staff on the floor. Experience was not as expected, and it was a weekday. My last and first experience was a lot different.
Steak sandy is full of bread not enough sliced meat over priced to me for what I got
Love the Grounds and the ambiance. Had a delicious Mediterranean breakfast.Great service and friendly staff.
Food a little overrated although service was attentive
The aesthetics were wonderful and the customer service was brilliant! Both the main course and desserts were delicious, though they were a little pricey. It is a great environment and it seems like a welcoming place. Thank you for your services. :)
The greeter was quite rude and disinterested, but the wait staff were good. It was loud (not 'energetic'!), and the squid rings, which we all ordered, were chewy. This is my third visit, but I won't recommend or return.
If you like an eclectic decor, efficient service & good food then book now x
(Only small thing is that when busy it is a tad noisy for small talk!)
great food, great service, great drinks. We had a business lunch there and everyone was very happy with the choice of venue
The gent at the door was very helpful as we encountered some reservation issues, and the service by the team was wonderful. Missed out on chiffon cake though :(
The Grounds of the City offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9699 2225.
The Grounds of the City is rated 4.3 stars by 1938 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.