Dine at RBG

With two restaurants and a teahouse on site, Royal Botanical Gardens is your destination for dishes inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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Greenhouse Café

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; RBG Centre

Open 7 days a week, year-round

At the Greenhouse Café you’ll find fresh, seasonal ingredients on a new menu that incorporates local produce, meats and cheeses and features wines and craft brews exclusive to Ontario. At the rear of the restaurant, the new Wentworth Elm Tasting Room is a cozy spot for private functions and more intimate gatherings.

As seasons change, kitchen staff work closely with RBG gardeners to incorporate home-grown ingredients into your garden-to-table culinary experience.

Reservations: 905-527-1158 ext. 331

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Rock Garden Café

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rock Garden

Open for lunch daily, through October.

Situated at the historic David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, RBG’s newest restaurant features an eclectic, brunch-style menu that boasts fresh, locally sourced ingredients, many picked straight from our gardens! The café’s outdoor patio provides an inspiring bird’s-eye view of the garden’s rejuvenated lower bowl, a perfect spot to relax with friends and family before exploring its horticultural wonders.

Reservations: 905-527-1158 ext. 336

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Turner Pavilion Teahouse

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Hours changed to weekends-only starting September 9; the teahouse will be closing for the season October 1

Surrounded by Hendrie Park's new, innovative Rose Garden, the teahouse offers the ideal spot to relax in nature’s tranquility while enjoying a light snack and a cup of soothing tea. Join us on the brand new patio!

Please note general admission applies for access to Hendrie Park and the Turner Pavilion Teahouse. This admission also includes access to all five RBG garden areas for the day.

Walk-up service. No reservations required.

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Taste of Burlington

Taste of Burlington is committed to showcasing the best food and drink in Burlington year-round. They also feature Burlington’s finest restaurants during the Taste of Burlington prix fixe dining program which runs once a year in the winter.

From August 13 to September 3, 2018, the Greenhouse Café will be offering a special prix fixe lunch menu, including an appetizer, entree and dessert for only $20!

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Feast On™ Certified

As a Feast On™ certified venue, Royal Botanical Gardens prides itself on creating cutting edge events and food by using products that are sourced and produced locally. Supporting our local economy and Ontario's farmers is important for us all.

Whether we're sourcing liquor, beer and wine for our beverage service or proteins, produce and grains for our restaurant and catering menus, Ontario offers some of the best product available world-wide.

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Chef's Corner

Chef’s corner is a new post to our website that will be updated regularly to tell the story of food here at RBG. Posts will include recipes, chef tips and other tidbits of information brought to you by our Executive Chef Peter Mancini and the culinary team.


The team at the Rock Garden Café share a visitor favourite drink, Summertime Sweet Sangria.

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Royal Botanical Gardens caters a number of seasonal, and holiday-specific brunches. Reservations required. Learn More


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Upcoming Events

RBG hosts events year-round, from blooms celebrations, to performing arts, to holiday celebrations. Learn More


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Host Your Event

With function space and catering available for up to 500 people, RBG is your natural choice for conferences, special events and weddings. Learn More