Review: The Garden Bar @ The Grounds of Alexandria (Alexandria)

Our first experience at The Grounds of Alexandria was at The Garden Bar. As its name implies, this is the outdoor section of The Grounds, with a limited but appealing menu.

The Grounds of Alexandria: Garden bar menu

We were there for brunch (before noon) and thus were not able to sample the spit roasted rolls (we will next time). So we had bacon & egg rolls on gluten-free bread and smashed avocado on gluten-free toast.

The Grounds of Alexandria: Smashed avocado on GF toast, bacon & egg roll (GF)

Smashed avocado ($9), bacon & egg roll ($9)

The smashed avocado comes with tomato, feta, chilli & mint. I couldn’t taste the chilli but the combination of flavours was very pleasant. Although not advertised, there was a nice olive oil in the mix.

The Grounds of Alexandria: Smashed avocado on GF toast

Smashed avocado on GF toast ($9)

Bacon & egg rolls and other BBQ items are pick-up at the corresponding station, which has a wide range of sauces available, including aioli, smokey mayonnaise and chimichurri.

The Grounds of Alexandria: BBQ pick-up

The Grounds of Alexandria: BBQ

The Grounds of Alexandria: Sauces

The bacon & egg roll was epic. It had that combination of quantity and quality that is so hard to find these days.

The Grounds of Alexandria: Bacon & egg roll (GF bread)

Bacon & egg roll (GF bread) ($9)

The drinks menu includes (non-memorable) coffee, plus juices and shakes. Alvaro had a coconut kale shake that was pretty good and not too sweet.

The Grounds of Alexandria: Juice menu

The Grounds of Alexandria: Coffee, coconut kale shake

Coffee ($3.50), coconut kale shake ($8.50)

There were tempting sweets at the Garden Bar and we found out some of them were gluten-free. So we had one of each.

The Grounds of Alexandria: Sweets

The Grounds of Alexandria: Sweets

The Grounds of Alexandria: Sweets

The Grounds of Alexandria: Sweets

Sweets

The Grounds of Alexandria: Orange & poppyseed muffin, polenta cake, passionfruit cheesecake, lemon meringue tart

Orange & poppyseed muffin ($5), polenta cake ($7), passionfruit cheesecake ($7), lemon meringue tart ($7)

My favourite was the cheesecake, followed by the polenta cake. The orange & poppyseed muffin had pieces of orange in it, which I found pretty cool.

The Grounds of Alexandria: Orange & poppyseed muffin

Orange & poppyseed muffin ($5)

The Grounds of Alexandria
Building 7A, No. 2 Huntley St
Alexandria NSW 2015
(02) 9699 2225
groundsroasters.com
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