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.
Exceptions may apply. Check back before your visit.
- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Jan 1 to Dec 31)
- Jan 1 New Year's Day: Closed
- Dec 24 Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m.
- Dec 25 Christmas Day: Closed
- Dec 26 Boxing Day: Closed
VG = Vegetarian | V = Vegan | GF = Gluten Free | DF = Dairy Free | O = Option Available
*Please let your server know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Pesto Mussels $19 (DF)
Mussels | RBG Pesto | VQA White Wine | Crispy Potatoes | Pickled Chilis | Grilled Bread
Sweet Corn & Squash Fritters $14 (GF, VG)
Fritters | Chive Sour Cream | Fried Sage
Caprese Flatbread $15 (VG)
Heirloom Tomatoes | Bocconcini | RBG Pesto | Basil | Chili Oil
Chicken Tinga Tacos $16 (GF)
Braised Adobo Chicken | Pickled Cabbage | Cilantro-Lime Crema
Add Chicken $9
Add Salmon $14
Garden Salad Large $13, Small $9 (DF, GF, VG)
Greens | Cucumber | Cherry Tomato | Heirloom Carrot | White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Caesar Salad Large $14, Small $10
Romaine Lettuce | Croutons | Grana Padano | Bacon Bits | Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Quinoa Salad $16 (GF, V)
Tri-coloured Quinoa | Grilled Corn | Grilled Peach | Grilled Sweet Potato | Citrus Vin | Pickled Chili | Sunflower Seeds
Cobb Salad $20 (GF)
Greens | Chicken | Grape Tomato | Cucumber | Red Onion | Hard Boiled Egg | Bacon | Radish | Ranch
Brisket Duxelles $23
Ciabatta | Braised Brisket | Mushroom Duxelles | Provolone | Crispy Onions | Jus | Fries
Canadian Chicken Club $20 (GFO)
Grilled Chicken | Smoked Bacon | Cheddar | Leaf Lettuce | Tomato | Maple Dijon Aioli | Multigrain Bun | Fries
Roast Vegetable Wrap $18 (V)
Roasted Mushroom | Red Pepper | Zucchini | Red Onion | Arugula | Red Pepper Hummus | Roast Tomato Glaze | Fries
Chevre Frittata $14 (GF, VG)
Sundried Tomato | Goat Cheese | Chive | Roast Tomato Glaze | Arugula
Lake Erie Fish and Chips $22
Beer Battered Pickerel | Fries | Slaw | Tartar
Linguini Fresca $16 (VG)
Linguini | Zucchini Noodles | Cherry Tomatoes | RBG Pesto | Grana Padano
Honey Ginger Atlantic Salmon $26 (GFO)
OW Atlantic Salmon | Peach & Edamame Salad | Sesame Fried Cauliflower Florets | Honey Ginger Glaze
Hunter Schnitzel $25
Chicken Schnitzel | Hunter Sauce | Seasonal Potato Salad | Pickled Cabbage
Cheesecake $9 (VG)
Coconut Raspberry Mousse $9 (GF, VG)
Mousse | White Chocolate Shards | Toast Coconut | Raspberry
Brownie $9 (GF, V)
Vegan Brownie | Berries | Chantilly Cream
Medium Roast | Regular or Decaffeinated
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
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
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
French fries available in place of the vegetable sticks upon request.
Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets $10 (GF)
with Vegetable Sticks and Low-fat Ranch
Penne Pasta $10 (VG)
with Pomodoro Sauce
Grilled Cheese $10 (VG)
with Vegetable Sticks and Low-fat Ranch
RBG Lilac Gin
Every spring, a heavenly fragrance drifts through Royal Botanical Gardens, marking the official start of lilac season. To extend the joy of lilac season, we’ve teamed up with Manns Distillery in Brantford, Ontario to create our very own lilac gin.
Crafted with a London Dry Gin base and fresh, hand-picked lilacs from the grounds of RBG, this gin has floral notes of lilac, lavender, and rose. Truly an exquisite combination. No artificial colours or flavours used.
Available for purchase from the Greenhouse Café.
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?
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.
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.