I am an Organiser of the Group Hiking South East Qld and More on Meetup. Visit the website at https://www.meetup.com/HikingInSEQLDandMore/ is free to join all the activities posted on the hiking group.
Published December 29th 2021
The great experience of having a coffee and something nice to eat in the Art Noveau style building, which was built as a curator's residence in 1908. Exploring the beautiful Brisbane Gardens and then having a break at The Gardens Club cafe is a great way to spend a delightful morning in subtropical Brisbane and at the same time, support a business that gives back to the community.
The Garden Club is the heritage-listed Curators Cottage that has been restored by the Wise Foundation and converted into a unique venue in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. The cafe is capable of accommodating up to 150 people for cocktails or 60 people for private sit-down events.
The cafe is open seven days a week, serving breakfast, brunch and dinner. Meet here for your business lunch or with your colleagues for a drink. Have a stroll in the great Brisbane Botanic Gardens and then have something to eat at The Gardens Club cafe.
The Group Hiking South East Qld and More meets at The Gardens Club cafe when walking to the Queensland Museum or the Gallery of Modern Art. It is a perfect place to accommodate a group with plenty of sitting areas on the beautiful verandah in the green of the gardens.
The Heritage-listed building is tucked away in the beautiful Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. Only a short walk from the Brisbane Centre, Rhe Gardens Club is a unique venue to congregate with your friends, family or for celebrations. This great event place has a main house, inner deck and terrace. In particular, the terrace is covered and overlooks the beautiful gardens. The venue is absolutely fantastic for weddings, Christmas parties, corporate events, workshops, seminars and birthday parties.
The food is prepared by chefs using locally sourced ingredients. The quality meals are to be enjoyed at any time, with many options for every taste and budget. The great seasonal menu provides a great selection for breakfast, lunch and snacks. The cafe also offers daily specials and prepares amazing picnic baskets for your enjoyment.
The Art Noveau style home was built as a curator's residence in 1908 and it is the third home to be built since the previous two succumbed to the weather. During World War II, it was used as a mess hall for the WRANS who were billeted nearby. After the war, it was again used as a curators residence until the 1980s when Harold Caulfield, the last curator of the gardens retired. As part of the 1987 redevelopment, it was remodelled into a restaurant and cafe, opening in September 1989.
City Botanic Gardens kiosk 1936 Photo from commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Curator%27s_house_in_the_City_Botanic_Gardens,_Brisbane#/media/File:Queensland_State_Archives_217_City_Botanic_Gardens_kiosk_Alice_Street_Brisbane_September_1936.png