Pleasing the palate won’t be a problem at the Garden State Hotel, with a versatile range of food offerings available. From contemporary dining experience in the Garden Grill, to true counter meals in the public bar, and local adoration towards street food in the Kiosk with 10 minute toasties, light salads and hot dogs, they're here to feed your every need.

Public Bar

Have a meal in the heart of the pub amongst all the action. Enjoy all your favourite pub classics, market fish and salad, burgers or a quality parma. The Public Bar is a walk-in dining space only; wherever there’s a seat, you can eat. The Public Bar is open everyday of the week from 11am to late.

Garden Grill

The Garden Grill is a traditional bistro with bentwood chairs, tall windows and peach pink highlights. Enjoy the private dinning at the Garden Grill where you expect classic bistro dishes that are given a creative spin from Head Chef, Ash Hicks. The Garden Grill is closed on Mondays and reopens on Tuesdays from 5pm to late. Wednesday through to Sunday see's it open from 12pm to late.

Rose Garden

Located in the basement level is an intimate saloon called the Rose Garden;  a fun and vibrant area and eclectic space open for lunch, dinner and late night snacks. The Rose Garden has its own specialised small bites menu, offering a contemporary a la carte menu best accompanied by their signature Rose Garden cocktail. The Rose Garden is closed on Mondays, open from 4pm to late on Tuesdays and 11am to late Wednesdays through to Saturdays.


Find a quick selection of flavour packed toasties, hot dogs and tasty bites at the Kiosk. Wait no more than 10 minutes. Available in a dine in or take away fashion. The Kiosk is closed on Mondays and opens from 3pm to late Tuesday through to Friday.


$26 Lunch Special

The Garden Grill is your new express lunch destination. Monday to Thursday, from 12pm to 2.30pm enjoy a choice of 4 mains matched with a glass of white or red wine for just $26pp. Bookings available via


Experience the best of our city’s bar and dining scene as two of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, Garden State Hotel and the newly-opened Hotel Esplanade in St Kilda, team up to present a culinary journey that will take you from the urban landscape of Flinders Lane to the sunset views of St Kilda bay. This epic journey invites you to immerse yourself in locally sourced food, wine, beer and cocktails from our city’s best providers. 

Begin with drinks and canapés in the basement bar of Garden State Hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, jump on the bus and journey to St Kilda to enjoy a two-course seated dining experience at Hotel Esplanade, finished with a nightcap on the top floor of The Ghost of Alfred Felton for a final cocktail.

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Garden State Hotel is available for private functions & venue hire
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