The Garden Room
The Garden Room is a leafy eatery located in the heart of Roma Street Parkland. Operated by a trio of industry veterans, The Garden Room has been designed to appeal to all comers, from families and tourists to nearby residents and corporates. A light and airy interior boasts plenty of lush foliage (installed and maintained by the park’s green thumbs), with an exterior area perfect for sun-dappled feasting in view of the large grassy oval. The cafe’s menu foregrounds freshness and locality across its offering. Guests can start the day with hot-smoked Atlantic salmon with eggs or cinnamon-dusted doughnuts with ice-cream, grilled bacon and caffeinated maple syrup for brunch, or saunter in later for lunch bites including Young Henry’s beer-battered fish, buttermilk fried-chicken bun or zucchini blossom with preserved-lemon risotto. Toby’s Estate is the coffee supplier of choice, but the full beverage component includes teas, smoothies, juices, a curated wine list (pinot grigio is available on tap) and a revolving selection of craft and mainstream beers. The Garden Room will look to cater to functions with a variety of packages, and in the future will assist and support Roma Street Parkland’s various multicultural festivals.