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Dining

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

CURRENTLY CLOSED due to COVID-19

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.

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Rock Garden Café

Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 café’s outdoor patio provides an inspiring bird’s-eye view of the garden’s rejuvenated lower bowl, a perfect spot to relax.

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Turner Pavilion Teahouse

Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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!

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Culinary Events

Each season offers a cornucopia of fresh new ingredients that grace our kitchens and Royal Botanical Gardens celebrates 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.

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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.

Local and Sustainable Choices

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.

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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.