Monday, December 3, 2012

The Grounds, Alexandria.

It was my mum's birthday the other day so we flew her up to Sydney to spend a couple of days with us.

After we picked mum up from the airport we had lunch at the divine The Grounds in Alexandria.

It has been somewhere I have wanted to go for a while but just never got around to. So being in the area was the perfect excuse for a visit.

The food and service were lovely but the real attraction is the decor and atmosphere. It is truly a beautiful spot. The courtyard is gorgeous with a mixture of greenery and an industrial feel.
They also do takeaways so it is the perfect spot for coffee and a quick bite to eat.













There was also a little cubby house and slide to keep the kids entertained which is always a bonus. On the day we went there was no wait or crowds which was nice. The Grounds is really worth a visit, I will definitely be back.

Have you been?


all images my own.

9 comments:

  1. looks like a great place for pretty much everything...
    Bec x

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    1. I know Bec! They even have functions there which would be beautiful x

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  2. I have been wanting to go. It's on my list. Maybe we can go during the holidays? Xx

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    1. Yes B, would be so good as there is so much room for the prams x

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  3. Wow, it looks like a really lovely spot with lots of decorating ideas to steal. Love that there's a cubby house too :)

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  4. I have to say I was dying to go there for ages, finally went a few weeks ago, but left feeling a little disappointed. Absolutely agree with you about the decor and the setting, I refer to it as an 'Instagrammers delight' because of all the gorgeous photo opps (hello rusty typewriter in the bushes) :). However, we waited for ages (Sunday breakfast - peak time)and I wasn't all that impressed with the food. Maybe I had the grumps because of the wait?! I would definitely advise people to go during the week and avoid the busy weekend trade!!
    p.s. love your blog Simone, it was the first ever blog I started following regularly a year ago!
    Daisy x
    IG: @caesargia

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  5. Wow, it really does look quiet!

    Maybe there was a function on when I went a few Fridays ago, because it was so busy with people everywhere, lines out the door.

    I've heard the brekkie is really good too.

    Great photos x

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  6. Love the grounds! But more importantly there is my favorite smile!!

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  7. Beautiful photos Simone, your boys are so gorgeous. You know funnily enough, I live about 10 minutes drive from that spot... but never knew it existed. Until I received an invite through blogging to attend a product launch for Be Natural food bars. So I saw it for the first time very recently. A lovely little spot, in the middle of quite a built up industrial area. Glad you were able to share it with your Mama, perfect! xo

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