Gazebo Wine Garden
May 11, 2018
There’s a deliciously fantastical quality to Gazebo Wine Garden, like slipping through a secret door. It’s a gorgeous place, wicked and witty, with live moss on the walls and quirky wrought iron garden furniture. The wine list is immense and exciting with a huge array available by the glass and plenty of lovely bubbly. The cocktails are delectable things. We’re particularly taken with the Mango and Chilli Bellini, but the Herb Garden, with gin, mint cucumber and jasmine tea is also pretty cool, and the garden theme is carried on in the Giggly Rose, combining fresh mint, rose syrup, gin and lemon. (We’re not entirely sure why there’s a Peaches Geldof on the menu, however). Jugs of sangria are fruity and refreshing and ideal for sharing. New chef Matt Kemp’s menu focuses on simple, quality, sustainable food done well, with specialities including oysters, fish and chips (and bonus points for having proper ‘fat’ chips), steak and free range pork belly, though we’d recommend saving room for dessert since the buttermilk pudding is to die for. The menu changes according to the season, with a range of specials always available. They do promotions, too, including a weekend Girls’ Picnic, which makes a nice option for a civilised hen party or baby shower, or even just a catch up with your mates. Unsurprisingly given the venue’s charm it gets busy, so you might want to book a table to ensure you get a seat in this beautiful little (but decidedly snake-free) Garden of Eden in the heart of the city.