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Garden Bistro

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702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
+1 863-686-3332
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard good reviews for this little restaurant, but this was my first visit. Somewhat secluded, nestled next to the breathtaking Hollis Gardens,the walk down the rose-bush lined sidewalk sets the stage for an uplifting experience. They are open for lunch,daily, but add brunch to the schedule on Sunday. Great food and amazing homemade desserts. Outside seating, overlooking Lake... More 

Thank Dayl D
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met my friends Sunday at 11 a.m. for brunch at the Garden Bistro. It is a little difficult to find, but it is well marked with signs once you park your car in the parking lot. Walk around to the back of the buildings and you will find a very pleasant little restaurant with inside or outside seating. If... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The brunch menu is limited but very good. Includes salads, sandwiches and breakfast items at reasonable prices. Inside seating is cold and stark but it was lovely to sit on the patio by the lake.

Thank Angie C
Lakeland, Florida
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155 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by and had a few sides of hummus and a bottle of wine with family. The staff is always incredibly helpful and kind. Good wine selection an excellent hummus. It's hard to beat the view across from Lake mirror.

Thank Kap1313
Bradenton, Florida
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Found this small restaurant when driving around Lakeland. The salads were delicious, as was the carrot cake and affordably priced. In cooler weather, the patio would be a nice place to sit with a view of the lake. The gardens nearby are also lovely. Great place for a casual lunch.

Thank Swaagk
Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

the place is great for a lunch with great deserts also has a very friendly staff which accommodates your request

Thank bomar2015
Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Had lunch twice there and was not disappointed. The smoked salmon BLT is fabulous! The bacon extended past the edges of the bread and they did not skimp on the smoke salmon portion. My daughter had a cup of lentil soup that had good flavor. A friend had the portobello mushroom burger. She said it was delicious and the sauce... More 

1 Thank MicheleAY2014
Jacksonville, Florida
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

You can enjoy the beautiful view of the lake from a table on the covered terrace, a Stella Artois for $3 and a gourmet lunch. In addition there is a lovely public garden next door worth a quick stroll. My lobster roll was so good the first day - great bread, large chunks of lobster meat and wonderful seasoning -... More 

1 Thank Jrjaxfl
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Tasty luncheon including a glass of wine . Always picturesque dining on the patio ... . Homemade mushroom Soup was excellent as was the bistro salad . My favorite for lunch in Lakeland

Thank Cowolyn
Lakeland, Florida
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151 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I like dinning on the patio so I can look out on Lake Mirror. I love their brunch too. It is one on my favorites. Their BLT on Sundays is superb.

Thank Charold

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-3332
Close to park, overlooks lake, gardens nearby. Homemade soups, cakes and pies.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?