Dining in the Gardens
With two restaurants and a teahouse on-site, Royal Botanical Gardens is your destination for dishes inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients.
At Royal Botanical Gardens, we believe in being stewards of our environment and partners in our community. We source local products (including our own garden produce), partner with local farms and dairies as well as use eco-friendly, sustainable products throughout the facility and grounds.
We ask that you join us in our goal of preserving and enhancing the beauty of our environment by utilizing the compost and recycle stations located throughout Royal Botanical Gardens.
Rock Garden Bistro
At Rock Garden
Situated at the historic David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, RBG’s newest restaurant features an eclectic menu that boasts fresh, locally sourced ingredients, many picked straight from our gardens! The bistro’s outdoor patio provides an inspiring bird’s-eye view of the garden’s rejuvenated lower bowl, a perfect spot to relax.
In RBG Centre
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 Wentworth Elm Tasting Room is a cozy spot for private functions and more intimate gatherings.
Turner Pavilion Teahouse
Closed for the season
Surrounded by Hendrie Park‘s new, innovative Rose Garden, the Teahouse offers an ideal spot to relax in nature’s tranquility while enjoying a light snack and a cup of soothing tea. Join us on our new patio!
RBG Food Trailer
Check back for summer hours!
Pack a picnic blanket! RBG’s food trailer will be operating in Hendrie Park this summer with a selection of delicious grab-and-go fare.
Feast On™ Certified
As a Feast On™ certified venue, Royal Botanical Gardens prides itself on creating cutting edge events and culinary experiences 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.
Upcoming Culinary Events & Workshops
Each season offers a bounty of fresh new ingredients that find their way into our kitchens and the hands of our creative culinary team.
Royal Botanical Gardens celebrates the seasons with unique culinary events infused with music, arts, and culture. Culinary experiences at RBG embrace sustainable choices and choice ingredients, many of them straight from our gardens to your plate. Now that’s fresh.
Whether we’re sourcing top quality wine, beer and spirits or select proteins, produce and grains, Ontario offers some of the world’s best available products and we take pride in incorporating them into our dishes.
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Host Your Event
Whether you just need coffee and snacks, breakfast, lunch or meals for the whole day, our in-house catering team has options for your meeting or event. With delicious options, flexible menus and a focus on locally sourced ingredients, the catering team at Royal Botanical Gardens promise to make your event one to remember.