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Dining in the Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens is your destination for dishes inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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.

Turner Pavilion Tea House

Afternoon Tea & Lunch in Hendrie Park

Surrounded by Hendrie Park‘s innovative Rose Garden, the newly renovated Tea House offers an ideal spot to relax in nature’s tranquility while enjoying lunch, afternoon tea, or a sweet treat.

Reservations recommended (Book with OpenTable)

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Rock Garden Bistro

Full-Service restaurant 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.

Reservations recommended (Book with OpenTable)

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Greenhouse Café

Fast-Casual Dining at RBG Centre

RBG’s Greenhouse Café offers a new fast casual menu featuring a full complement of wine and beer, coffee and tea, ready made sandwiches and salads, homemade soups, and our signature Teahouse Scones. Enjoy a quick and nutritious bite to take away or sit down and enjoy your meal!

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The Container

Grab & Go Fare in Hendrie Park

Pack a picnic blanket! Located near the iconic Hendrie Gates, The Container will be operating in Hendrie Park, offering a selection of delicious charcuterie and crudité boxes to go, cold drinks, soft serve ice cream, and more.

Open Fridays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as on holiday Mondays.

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Upcoming Culinary Events

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.