FAQs

Got some burning questions that require answering? Scroll down to view our frequently asked questions.

If you can't find the answer you’re after, contact us here.

What are your opening hours?

Garden State Hotel is open seven days a week from 11am until late.

Is there a dress code?

Neat casual is welcome throughout the venue, this includes sneakers and shorts.

Do you have a cloak room?

Unfortunately we don’t have a cloak room, however there are plenty of hooks and chairs around the venue for coats and jackets.

What can I do about my lost property?

Send us an email at [email protected] and we will check the venue for your missing item. We will respond during business hours.

Can I set up a guestlist?

To keep it fair for everyone celebrating their respective occasions we don’t offer door lists. We welcome you and your guests to come on down casually and grab a table. Areas can be booked by calling the venue.

Can I book a table?

We take table reservations with full table service in our restaurant the Garden Grill. To make a reservation click here.

We take reservations for groups up to 8 in our Public Bar from Sun – Thu between 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 8pm, and Friday – Saturday between 12pm – 3pm. To make a reservation click here.

I've booked a table - where do I go?

Our friendly host located at the main entry or a staff member will be able to walk you through to the restaurant or function space.

Can I book a function?

We would love to host your next function with us! Just click here and fill out the enquiry form to contact our functions team.

Can I book an area for drinks only?

To reserve an area, a pre-organised food offering is required. You are welcome to come on down casually and see what spots are available on the day. Our best advice to increase your chances of securing a table or area would be to try and join us as early as possible – ideally from around 4pm.

Can you accomodate special dietary needs?

We can absolutely cater for special dietary needs, please let your waiter or bartender know when ordering food and they will be able to assist.

Can I buy a gift voucher?

You absolutely can! Our gift vouchers can be used in our Public Bar, Beer Garden, Garden Grill and Rose Garden and are to be used in one transaction. Please email [email protected] for further information or give us a call on 03 8396 5777.

Is there a cake fee?

We charge a small cake fee of $2 per person for our services.

Can I BYO?

We are a fully licensed venue and BYO is not allowed.

Can I bring kids and is there a kids menu?

Of course! We have a kids menu with options at $12 per meal and have high chairs available on request. As we are a licensed venue, kids are required to depart by 9pm.

What are you doing for special events and key dates?

To be the first to hear about our special offers and events be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels, What’s On page or sign up to our mailing list.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

The majority of the venue is wheelchair accessible including the Public Bar and Garden Grill, with limited access to our Beer Garden tiers. Our Rose Garden and private function spaces can be reached via our lift. Feel free to give us a call for further information or on arrival request assistance from a team member.

What’s the best public transport route?

We are a seven minute walk from both Flinders Street and Parliament train stations, and are accessible via tram number 35, 70 and 75 along Flinders Street as well as trams 11, 12, 48 and 109 along Collins Street.

Where is the nearest car parking?

There are a number of nearby paid parking lots such as Le Garage at 114 Flinders Street with entry via Flinders Lane.