Monday, November 05, 2012

The Grounds of Alexandria

We recently stumbled across The Grounds of Alexandria on the weekend. It’s absolutely the cutest! So we were glad when we found out they catered for gluten free.

Once an old pie factory, the warehouse has been converted into a funky, rustic cafe which looks out onto a glorious garden in full bloom with fresh seasonal veggies, herbs and even chickens!

You can choose to eat either in the cafe or order take-away and eat outside in the gardens. There was a 20 minute wait for the cafe (they take your details & call you once a table is available), which we didn’t mind as we got a chance to go and check out the Italian Deli “Salt Meats Cheese” across from the cafe.

The deli is definitely worth a visit. It has an amazing selection of flavoured salts, which you can purchase by weight of your choice, beautiful cheeses and some amazing products from around the world! They even stock gluten free pastas and biscuits! So it goes without saying that we walked away with a small bag of goodies (not wise to shop on an empty stomach!)

Once our table was ready and we looked over the menu, we were informed that the gluten free bread had run out! Such a shame, but we weren’t let down by the Roast Beef salad, with marinated peppers, shaved pecorino and capers and the Slow Cooked Lamb with yoghurt, chickpeas, roasted pumpkin and vinaigrette! Both were very delicious and substantial salads.

The Grounds of Alexandria is definitely worth a visit, you just need to be prepared to wait in queue on the weekends (if you choose to eat at the cafe), which isn’t such a bad thing as you can wander around the grounds because there is plenty to see!

The Grounds of Alexandria
Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria Sydney
(02) 9699 2225

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