Take a short stroll through Gate A of the Royal Botanic Gardens to discover The Terrace. Situated just opposite the charming Ornamental Lake, relax and indulge in our freshly-baked signature scones with jam and cream, delicious coffee and teas, and unwind in the beauty of the surrounding lush gardens.
Our takeaway kiosk is open from 9:30am-3:30pm, 7 days a week, serving our delicious scones, muffins and coffees, as well as fresh and hot savoury food options. If you’re looking for something more substantial, we also have a delicious charcuterie-inspired picnic hamper available from Friday-Sunday, perfect for taking on the Punting on the Lake or a picnic in the gardens. Our hampers are $55 and include cured meats, cheeses, quinoa salad, an assortment of fresh fruits, and a complimentary bottle of red, white or sparkling wine. Picnic hampers can be booked in advance or can be ordered directly from the kiosk on the day.
We are very excited to be reopening our sit-down dining from the 15th of January. We will be open Friday-Sunday from 9:30am-3:30pm for breakfast, lunch and high teas. Bookings for the café are highly recommended to avoid disappointment and are essential for high teas.
Additional Safety Measures
Given the current concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented a number of measures to help stop the spread.
We ask that you please check in through the Services Victoria website using the QR code we have supplied. We can enter you in manually if you do not have access to the app.
Please wear masks while entering and leaving the venue, and when using the bathrooms.
We have a number of hand sanitiser stations around the venue for guests and ask that you please use them as you enter the venue and use the bathrooms.
The Terrace is temporarily suspending all cash payments and will only be accepting card payments. We accept all major bank cards including Amex with no additional charges, in addition to Apple and Google Pay.
We ask that guests keep 1.5m distance while queuing up and waiting for coffees.
Tables are sanitised after each guest.
We thank you for your understanding and ongoing support and we can’t wait to see you again soon!