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COVID-19 Closures: Royal Botanical Gardens temporarily closed as of Dec 26. Trails remain open.

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

Temporarily CLOSED beginning Dec 26 due to COVID-19

Location

At RBG Centre.
680 Plains Road W. Burlington.

Reservations

The Greenhouse Café is not taking reservations at this time.

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

Soups and Salads

SOUP DE JOUR
Daily soup creation made by our talented chefs
$8

GARDEN SALAD
Spring greens, cherry tomato, cucumber, heirloom carrot, white balsamic (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan)
$14

MANDARIN ORANGE & BEETROOT SALAD
Spring greens, honey citrus vinaigrette beets, mandarin oranges, toasted pumpkin seeds, goat cheese (Vegetarian)
$14.00

Sandwiches

All sandwiches are served with choice of garden salad, kettle chips, or soup.

SOUTHWEST PULLED PORK
Smoked pork shoulder, southwest chipotle BBQ sauce, crispy fried onion, arugala, brioche bun
$16.50

ROAST TURKEY PROVOLONE
Sliced turkey, spring greens, provolone, roasted red pepper aioli, multigrain ciabatta
$16.50

GRILLED VEGETABLE WRAP
Grilled vegetables, roasted red pepper hummus, alfalfa sprouts, spring greens, sundried tomato tortilla (Vegetarian, Vegan)
$15.00

Entrees

FARMERS MARKET QUICHE
Roasted vegetables, fine herbs, goat cheese, free-range Ontario eggs, garden salad (vegetarian)
$15.00

PENNE PRIMAVERA
Red lentil penne, grilled vegetables, pomodoro sauce, fine herbs (vegetarian, vegan)
$16.00

CHICKPEA CURRY & RICE
Chickpea curry, bell pepper, carrot, broccoli, rice, naan, alfalfa sprouts (vegetarian, vegan)
$16.00

Beverages

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

NIAGARA VQA PELLER ESTATES
Chardonnay Or Cab/Merlot
6oz. Glass $7.50

NIAGARA VQA WAYNE GRETZKY
Pinot Grigio
6oz. Glass $9.00

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

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

SCONES-SWEET
Daily sweet scones with jam
$6.00

CRAZY BROWNIE
Rich chocolate brownie, powdered sugar
$6.00

Special Offers

Winter Wonders Prix Fixe Dinner

Fridays and Saturdays during Winter Wonders

Join us for a Prix Fixe dinner at the Greenhouse Café before or after enjoying Winter Wonders.

$42.50 / person (+HST & Service Fee)

Reservation times (1 hour seating): 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Payment at the time of online reservation.

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Holiday Festive Menu

For Pick-Up December 21 to 23

Our Executive Chef has perfected the classic Holiday recipes, creating a feast to delight the whole family.

Your Holiday dinner comes conveniently packaged, ready to heat and serve, leaving you the time to relax and enjoy the day. Numbers are limited; learn more about the menu and how to place your order at the link below.

  • $229.99 (+HST & Service Fee)
  • RBG Members save 10%!
  • Serves 10 Guests
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Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit

Pick up starting Friday November 6

Take a little bit of tasty holiday fun home with you, with these Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit!

Price: $18 (+HST)

Orders can be picked up at the Greenhouse Café Mondays to Sundays starting Nov 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walk-in pickups are available, though quantities each day are limited so we highly recommend reserving your kit in advance.

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Hot Chocolate Bombs

Our Hot Chocolate Bombs, made in-house by Chef Matthew, are heavenly balls of chocolate goodness filled with mini marshmallows and cocoa powder. Simply place the decadent chocolate bomb at the bottom of your favorite mug and pour steaming milk or hot water over top.

Pack of 4: $24 (+HST)

Orders can be picked up at the Greenhouse Café 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walk-in pickups are available, though quantities each day are limited so we highly recommend reserving your kit in advance.

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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.