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Greenhouse Café

Open Daily for Lunch!

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.

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

Location

At RBG Centre.
680 Plains Road W. Burlington.

Reservations

Please call 905-527-1158 ext. 333 to make a reservation.

Contact

905-527-1158 ext. 333

  • close up of roasted salmon on a bed of quinoa and tomatoes
  • Outdoor Bar With Wine
  • Greenhouse cafe table setup
  • close up of a leafy green salad with spiralized carrots on top
  • window seating along greenhouse windows

Hours

Exceptions may apply. Check back before your visit.

Today’s Hours

Seasonal Hours

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Jan 3 to Jun 8)
  • Wed to Sun: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Mon & Tues) (Jun 9 to Sep 4)

Exceptions

  • Jun 29 Closed
  • Dec 25 Christmas Day: Closed
  • Dec 26 Boxing Day: Closed
  • Jan 1 New Year's Day: Closed

Starters and Salads

Roast Mushroom Egg Tart $12
Ontario Free-Range Eggs | Roasted Mushroom | Caramelized Onion| Spinach

Spanish Mussels $16
Mussels | VQA White Wine Paprika Broth |  San Marzano Tomato | Sourdough Baguette*

Croquettes $12
Potato | Gouda | Sage | Crispy Breading | Cranberry Apple Chutney

Garden Salad | Large $12  Small $8
Greens | Cucumber | Cherry Tomato | Heirloom Carrot | White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Beet Carpaccio $14
Beets | Apple Butter | Arugula | Goat Cheese | Pepitas | Maple Shallot Vinaigrette

Handhelds

Served with choice of side: Hand cut fries, Garden salad, Soup of the day

Braised Beef Sandwich $18
Braised Beef | Provolone | Crispy Onion | Arugula | Horseradish Aioli | Ciabatta Bun*

Chicken Tacos $17
Ontario Free-Range Grilled Chicken | Grilled Poblano | Pickled Carrot & Cabbage Slaw | Lime Aioli

Canadian Chicken Club $18
Ontario Free-Range Grilled Chicken | Pancetta | Canadian Cheddar | Leaf Lettuce | Tomato | Maple Dijon Aioli | Cobs Multigrain Bun*

*Gluten Free Substitutions Available

Entrées

Mediterranean Vegetable Flatbread $16
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables | Goat Cheese | Pomodoro | House Made Flatbread | Arugula | Aged Balsamic

Fish and Chips $17
MSC-5 oz Beer Battered Haddock | Hand Cut Fries | Carrot & Cabbage Slaw | Tartar Sauce

Pumpkin Gnocchi $18
Pumpkin Gnocchi | Roasted Cremini Mushroom | Caramelized Onion | Arugula | Brown Butter Sage Sauce | Toasted Walnut

Apple Cranberry Chicken $21
Ontario Free Range Grilled Chicken | Winter Vegetable Wild Rice | Broccoli Rabe | Cranberry Apple Chutney

Atlantic Salmon $21
Atlantic Salmon | Roasted Tomato & Spinach Quinoa | Dill Chimichurri | Yucca Chips

Desserts

Pumpkin Coffee Cake $7
Pumpkin Coffee Cake | Maple Goat Cheese Crème | Crushed Pistachio | Caramel

Poached Pear $8
Cider Poached Pear | Spiced Mascarpone | Apple Butter | Black Sesame Tuille

Beverages

Coffee $3
Medium Roast | Regular or Decaffeinated

Tea $3
Orange Pekoe | English Breakfast | Earl Grey | Green | Lemon | Mint | Chamomile | Decaffeinated Black

Canned Soft Drink $3
Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite | Ginger Ale

Assorted Juices $3
Apple | Orange

Wine
6oz $7  9oz $11

Good Natured-  Chardonnay
Peller Estates- Pinot Grigio

Good Natured – Merlot/Gamay
Peller Estates- Cabernet Sauvignon

Local Craft Beer & Cider | 473mL Cans $9

Collective Arts

Audio/Visual Lager | Hazy State Session IPA | Jam up the Mash Sour | Matter of Fact Blonde | Life in the Clouds New England IPA | Ransack the Universe IPA

Great Lakes Brewery
Canuck Pale Ale | Octopus Wants to Fight IPA | Pumpkin Ale

No Boats on Sunday Cider

Premium & Import Beer | 330mL Bottles $8
Steam Whistle | Corona | Heineken

Domestic Beer | 341mL Bottles &7
Canadian | Coors Light

Kids Menu

French fries available in place of the vegetable sticks upon request.

Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets $10
with Vegetable Sticks and Low-fat Ranch

Penne Pasta $10
with Pomodoro Sauce

Grilled Cheese $10
with Vegetable Sticks and Low-fat Ranch

 

 

V =Vegetarian, VG = Vegan, DF = Dairy Free, GF = Gluten Free

Special Offers

There are currently no special offers available.

Local, Sustainable

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 recycle stations located throughout Royal Botanical Gardens.

Greenhouse Café FAQs

Where is the Greenhouse Café Located?

The Greenhouse Café is located in RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road W. Burlington. Find the restaurant past the gift shop, down the stairs / ramp, and to the far left.

Parking is available on-site, included in your visit.

Is admission required to access the Greenhouse Café?

General Admission is not required to join us for lunch at the Greenhouse Café, or at the Rock Garden Bistro. General Admission or Membership would be required should you wish to visit the gardens during your visit.

General Admission IS required to access the Turner Pavilion Teahouse in Hendrie Park.

*Event admission IS required to access Rock Garden Bistro during WinterTide.

Is there a benefit for Members?

RBG Members receive 10% off their meal at RBG’s three on-site restaurants. To qualify for a discount, please show your membership card while ordering.

Are reservations required?

Reservations are not required to eat at the restaurants, but are highly recommended, especially for weekends, holidays, or larger groups.

Please note the restaurant may not be able to accommodate larger groups that arrive without reservations.

Am I required to be vaccinated to dine at the Greenhouse Café?

As of March 1, RBG no longer requires visitors aged to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please see RBG’s Covid FAQs for details and to learn more about visiting safely.

Do I need to wear a mask?

To help keep everyone safe and healthy, all visitors over 2 years of age, as well as employees and volunteers are required to wear a mask which covers their mouth, nose and chin, while visiting all indoor spaces at Royal Botanical Gardens. As entry to Hendrie Park and Rock Garden includes moving through indoor spaces, masks will be required upon entry, though may be removed once in the outdoor garden area.

If you are visiting with an individual who cannot put on or remove a mask without help from someone else, please email info@rbg.ca in advance and we will aim to accommodate.

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.

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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.