The Garden Café is open from mid-May to mid-October, seven days a week—from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in July and August, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the remainder of the season.
If you haven't got the time to properly visit Kingsbrae Garden, now you may eat, shop and enjoy the folk art on display, with no admission fees required to access the Kingsbrae Garden Café, Gift Shop and Art Gallery. Free access is limited to those facilities, not including the National Sculpture Competition and the rest of the magnificent 27-acre Garden. However, you may find that you are keen to come back to visit the entire Garden very soon!
The Garden Café is just minutes from the Algonquin Hotel and the downtown business area. The Café is wheelchair accessible.
The Garden Café offers fine cuisine and a breathtaking view. Located in a former turn-of-the-century home on the 27-acre Kingsbrae Garden property, the Garden Café, Gift Shop and Art Gallery offer a grand finale to your visit to the garden.
The building was designed by Edward Maxwell, and built in 1910. It is one of the many grand summer homes he designed in St. Andrews.
The Café is fully licenced and accommodates 50 people in the main dining room and 30 on the patio. The back courtyard is ideal for private functions.
While waiting for your meal or to complete your tour, take time to visit our Gift Shop which offers unique gifts, books and souvenirs for budding and seasoned gardeners. Don't forget our Art Gallery, featuring local New Brunswick artists.
The serene atmosphere of the Garden Café with its exquisite view of Ministers Island and Passamaquoddy Bay is sure to make your experience with us one to remember.
The elegant, turn-of-the-century Kingsbrae Garden Café is ideal for functions, large and small. For a more formal, sit-down meal, up to 50 people can be accommodated, while a cocktail style reception is possible for up to 75 people. For larger events requiring an indoor space, we work with Commercial Tent to erect a lovely party tent on the front lawn, with a stunning view of the Garden, Ministers Island and Passamaquoddy Bay. Musical or dramatic events, weddings and exhibits can be held on the lawn, al fresco, dependent, of course, on good weather.*
For catering to smaller groups, Kingsbrae Garden is pleased to present a varied menu and will work with you to create a special and memorable event. For groups over the above-mentioned sizes, we are very pleased to offer catering services of all sorts from Rent-a-Chef/ The Chef Group, of Fredericton, with whom we have worked very successfully in the past. Besides the Garden Café, our Art Gallery and board room are both attractive rooms with garden views, which can be used as additional display, meeting, conference, activity or dining spaces.
Think outside the windowbox... We can provide the ideal venue for a staff appreciation dinner or event, complete with Garden tours, workshops and fun activities, such as treasure hunts, croquet and bocce ball.
The private courtyard adjacent to the Café is an attractive outdoor space to complement the meeting and dining rooms, as is the Café terrace, which also shares the Garden and water views of the main lawn. Both garden spaces are accessed through double french doors from the Garden Café. All spaces are handicap accessible, as are the well-appointed washrooms.
Kingsbrae Garden will add notes of elegance, warmth and delight to your event. It is our aim to exceed our customers' expectations, through quality service in an exceptionally maintained garden, all for a fair price.
Please call 506-529-3335, ext 2, or use our contact form.
* an alternate indoor space must be booked for large outdoor functions, where a tent has not been arranged.
“Canada’s Garden of the Year” launches a brand-new culinary venture in partnership with multi-award winning Chef Alex Haun. Despite receiving numerous offers from restaurants all over Canada, no other offer could compete with Haun’s strong desire to return back to his culinary roots.
“I first decided I wanted to be a chef when working in the kitchen at Kingsbrae at the age of 13,” says Haun. “When I was making pastries, my favourite creations at the time, I had artistic freedom with them as with all desserts. When you are just learning, you are so eager and willing to take your creations to the highest level.”
Haun recently closed his highly-successful Savour restaurant located just outside St. Andrews and was looking for an exciting, brand-new opportunity to carry on his Trip Advisor 5-star rated tasting menu. He is thrilled about his future at Kingsbrae.
“I will be working with my established suppliers,” says Haun. “For me, it’s all about sourcing local and utilizing the freshest of New Brunswick’s products.
The Kingsbrae Garden Café will continue to serve light, healthful fare throughout the day to garden visitors. Once the clock strikes six however, the Café will transform into a fine-dining establishment with a limited number of seats, creating a far more intimate culinary experience.
“The guests very much like to see the Chef in the dining room,” says Haun. “We will be encouraging all guests to ask me about wine-pairing suggestions. I will be more than happy to make a suggestion. It brings a different dynamic to the dining room when you have the Chef bring you your food. “
Savour in the Garden operates Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. A half-tasting menu will be served beginning at 6 pm, with a full-tasting, six-course menu commencing at 7. Chef Haun’s tasting-menu selections often include local game such as wild boar and red deer, as well as New Brunswick oysters and homemade ice creams for dessert. Reservations are required; phone 529-4055.