We arrived at around 11:30am and were quickly shown to a seat at the back of the restaurant, away from the main bar area. The waitress told us the specials, gave us menus and asked if we wanted tap or sparkling water as we sat down - bonus points. Unfortunately when we wanted to order, it took a bit of effort to get someone to take our order. Mum and I decided to order the pizza and pasta special because it sounded pretty good.
- Rock oysters, lime x 4 $14 ($3.5 each)
- Beef ragu fettucine $24
- Pumpkin and blue cheese pizza $16
Mum and I enjoyed the surroundings and each other's company while we waited for our food to arrive. It's been a while since our last mother and daughter date.
Food and presentation - 3.25/5
Our oysters arrived first, they were fresh and plump enough but didn't have much taste. I love oysters and these were a little disappointing, plus it wasn't served with lime as described.
|Rock oysters, lime $3.50 each|
|Beef ragu fettucine $24|
|Pumpkin and blue cheese pizza $16|
I don't know what it is with Greenhouse during the day but service always seems to be a bit lacking. The wait staff were friendly enough but it's so hard to get hold of one or when you get the attention of one, they always tell you to wait. They weren't even busy which adds to the annoyance.
Atmosphere - 4/5
Love the atmosphere and décor - always have. They've got different art work up from last time I was there maybe 6 months or so ago. Love the little 'jar' plants on the tables.
Value for money - 3.25/5
Greenhouse uses fresh, quality ingredients although I found that the flavours this time round weren't to my satisfaction but it's not bad value for lunch at a funky venue.
Will return for another meal sometime but not rushing back.
Taste Test Total Score 13/20