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The Grounds Keeper Cafe

Ryde Park, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9808 4696
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“mezze plate” (2 reviews)
“clay pot” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ryde Park, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I often have brunch here to celebrate birthdays etc. The food is delicious and varied, the staff are generally attentive, and the location is perfect. Set in the middle of a park with shade and a great outlook. I definitely recommend.

Thank J419FDsarahh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little goldmine . You have to get there pretty early to beat the crowds. I would suggest about 10:30. The do Sharedealing breakfast or your own. I had pan cakes and the fresh fruit and with a side of bacon. You should...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. The food was ok nothing fantastic expected a bit more for the price. The location is good if you have children with a park next door. My partner says they do a much better breakfast.

Thank christopherggg
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

What a great idea! A playground for the children and a cafe for we adults, yes please. We had the Mezze platter for two which had the best falafels we have ever had, crunchy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. Coffee...More

Thank cathnsw
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Had delicious meals here Would return Only issue was drinks were very slow needing a few reminders and when one dish was incorrect took a long time for the new one to come

Thank Rhi4444
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Busy little cafe, cannot fault the food, we shared the mezze plate, fresh and delicious. Staff were friendly, a little slow but that’s to be expected given how busy they were. If you like middle eastern you will love this! Also enjoyed our coffees.

Thank tegper
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely location on the park! It looks good and it should be good! They have plenty of service staff but not enough staff in the kitchen. There weren't many people there but we waited more than 45 minutes for a very simple lunch!...More

Thank Planner55
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered takeaway here and the service was terrible. Firstly only half the drinks arrived. The girl said the order was finished and i explained we were still waiting on half the drinks and all of the food. 20 minutes later the other half of...More

1  Thank Louise A
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I was looking forward to eating here and had lunch mid week. The food was good but not great and I though slightly overpriced for what was served. Probably a nice place for a coffee and it's kid friendly which isn't a problem either but...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Have eaten here often in the past but the last couple of experiences show they are not prepared for large numbers. I met a friend just before 11 and although we understood there was a gap between breakfast and lunch servings, their approach was lacking....More

1  Thank RonWamberal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ryde Park, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ryde
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9808 4696
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