Never go to The Grounds if you are hungry or an impatient person. There are ALWAYS long lines and it takes about 30mins to get a table, but I’m glad they use the buzzer system so it gives you a chance to walk around to see the various stalls and animals while you wait.
Angus short ribs, $23.
The ribs are marinated and slow cooked for many hours. It was very tender and had multiple layers of delicious dripping fat. It was paired nicely with a sweet and sour sauce. This is extremely greasy and may just give you a heart attack, but it does have an amazing texture and I love my meats fatty.
Wagyu cheeseburger, $21.
The fries were a hit and miss, half the batch was hot & delicious while the other half was overcooked, making it very hard and dry.. Also some of the fries were hollow? as in there were no potato bits inside??
Pulled pork burger, $23.
Pulled pork burgers are very popular and found on most menus, therefore my standards for them are getting pretty high. This was okay, but still has room for improvement. The pulled pork was very moist, but paired with the coleslaw, it became a little sloppy and the bun got quite soggy. It lacked any real flavor and could have been marinated for longer to enhance its taste, luckily they do provide smokey BBQ sauce on the side to spice it up a little.
The serving sizes are on the smaller side, but that just leaves more room for dessert.
I think most people come here for the atmosphere, which I think is done very well. The entire place gives you garden, farm-y vibes, they serve their sauces and drinks in terracotta pots and the plates are shovel heads.
$12 for 4 freshly cooked donuts, you can choose from a variety of flavours: Nutella, Jam or cinnamon. (Not inside The Potting Shed, just outside and perfect for when you’re waiting to get a table ;)