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Greenhouse Café

Join us for Lunch at 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.

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

Hours

Open 7 days a week, year-round
11:30 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Location

At RBG Centre.
680 Plains Road W. Burlington.

Reservations

905-527-1158 ext. 331.
Reservations are recommended.

  • Turkey Club Sandwich On Wooden Platter
  • Beet Salad with Feta Cheese
  • Bruschetta Salmon Dish With Quinoa
  • Garden Salad Toppings

Soups and Salads

SOUP OF THE DAY
Ask your server about our Chef’s daily creation
BOWL $6.75 | CUP $4.75

GARDEN SALAD LOCALLY SOURCED
Mixed greens tossed with house made honey balsamic dressing, cucumber, grape tomatoes, julienne red onion, carrot ribbons (LOCALLY SOURCED)
FULL $12.00 | SIDE $6.00

CAESAR SALAD
Fresh romaine lettuce, croutons, bacon, Padano
FULL $13.00 | SIDE $7.00

RAINBOW BEET SALAD
Spring Greens tossed in honey balsamic dressing and topped with Rainbow beets, toasted pumpkin seeds, and goat cheese (LOCALLY SOURCED)
$14.00

HARVEST ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD
Roasted Parsnip, Squash, Carrots, Red onion, Arugula and shaved fennel with a herbed Dijon vinaigrette (LOCALLY SOURCED)
$14.00

Add to any salad

  • SLICED ROAST CHICKEN BREAST (LOCALLY SOURCED) $6.00
  • PAN SEARED SALMON FILET $10.00

Sandwiches

All sandwiches are served with choice of fries, side salad or cup of soup. Upgrade to a caesar salad for $1.00

RBG CHICKEN BACON MELT
Grilled chicken breast (LOCALLY SOURCED), peppercorn bacon, smoked cheddar, maple aioli, lettuce and tomato served on toasted ciabatta bun (LOCALLY SOURCED)
$15.00

WELLINGTON COUNTY BEEF SANDWICH
Sliced Beef (LOCALLY SOURCED) smothered in espresso chipotle BBQ Sauce topped with crunchy slaw on a crusty Portuguese bun
$16.00

EVERYTHING BAGEL
Dill/Roasted garlic cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, crispy onion, served open faced
$14.00

BRISKET BURGER
6oz ground brisket burger (LOCALLY SOURCED) on toasted brioche bun with lettuce tomato, onion and pickle. Served with French fries
$14.00
Add Cheese or Bacon $0.75 ea

Entrees

CHEF’S FEATURE MEAT PIE
Ask your server for today’s feature! Served with choice of French fries, side salad or cup of soup
$14.50

FISH AND CHIPS
Crispy craft beer battered haddock filet served with French fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce
$15.00

BRUSCHETTA SALMON
Pan seared salmon filet topped with tomato bruschetta served with vegetable quinoa salad and a parsnip crisp
$18.00

DAILY FRITTATA FEATURE
Made using free run eggs and served with choice of French fries, side salad, or cup of soup. Ask your server for today’s feature!
$14.00

Beverages

ASSORTMENT OF SOFT DRINKS, FRUIT JUICES, SPARKLING WATER, COFFEE & TEA $3.00

NIAGARA VQA PELLER ESTATES
Chardonney Or Cab/Merlot
6oz. Glass $7.50 | 750ml Bottle $33.00

NIAGARA VQA WAYNE GRETZKY
Pinot Grigio
6oz. Glass $9.00 | 750ml Bottle $38.00

NIAGARA VQA TRIUS CAB/MERLOT
Ask our team about our selection of local favourites
6oz. Glass $9.00 | 750ml Bottle $38.00

LOCAL CRAFT BEER $8.50

LOCAL CIDER $8.50

MOLSON CANADIAN $6.50
COORS LIGHT $6.50
HEINEKEN $8.00
CORONA EXTRA $8.00

Desserts

SCONE AND PRESERVES
Baked daily in house served with fruit preserves
$6.00

CHEFS DAILY CREATION $6.00

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 Café. 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.

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.

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.