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The Kitchen at Old Government House is a prestige café and dining hub, located at the Queensland University of Technology, on their pristine Gardens Point campus. Just steps from the beautiful Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

Part of the heritage-listed Old Government House, The Kitchen is open to museum visitors and the public.

Monday – Friday, from 9am – 3pm.

Premium dining room reservations available for lunch from 11:30am during regular operating hours. See below for more details.

Bringing a simple and stylish lunch menu to the Gardens Point campus, The Kitchen at Old Government House offers you a wonderful space to meet and collaborate. With fresh, specialty cuisine prepared by one of Brisbane’s best culinary teams, and our signature blend of barista poured coffee, The Kitchen brings an experience like no other.

Guests from QUT and beyond can visit our café Monday to Friday, until 3pm. Bookings available to secure your table.

You can enjoy a premium dining experience by booking a table overlooking our beautiful sandstone courtyard, in our heritage-listed dining rooms. With a freshly prepared, seasonal menu available exclusively to dining room visitors.

Paired with our collection of wine, our team of chefs prepare exquisite fare and decadent desserts to match the elegant atmosphere of Old Government House.

Bookings are essential for our dining room experience.

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Sunday High Tea

Sunday High Tea

Join us for Sunday High Tea at The Kitchen. One Sunday of each month, experience the exquisite atmosphere of Old Government House, a classic menu and a brilliant afternoon of High Tea! Our timeless High Tea is a fantastic way to celebrate an occasion or turn a regular weekend into an occasion all of its own.

National Lamington Day – 21 July!

National Lamington Day – 21 July!

National Lamington Day Celebrate Australia's favourite original, The Lamington at the place where it was born! The Kitchen at Old Government House, inventor of the Lamington is giving away one of their deluxe Lady Lamingtons with every purchase made this Lamington Day...

Winter Warmer Menu

Winter Warmer Menu

Winter Warmer MenuLooking for a beautiful spot to enjoy the quiet on campus this winter break?The Kitchen at Old Government house is serving two classic winter warmer dishes for two weeks only. Stop in any weekday to try our Winter lamb ragu or tasty Eggs Benedict....

Dining Giveaway

Dining Giveaway

Win your premium dining experience at The Kitchen The Kitchen at Old Government House, in partnership with Cuisine on Cue, is giving you the chance to win an exceptional premium dining experience. One lucky winner will be drawn. The winner can choose one person to...

Events at Old Government House

Events at Old Government House

Events at Old Government House   Visitors to Old Government House and The Kitchen don't need any convincing to know how beautiful Weddings, Events and Celebrations would be at the venue. Follow the link below if you are interested to learn more about hosting your...

Premium Dining at The Kitchen

Premium Dining at The Kitchen

The Kitchen premium diningIf you're looking to enjoy a dining experience that rivals the best in Brisbane, be sure you book a table at the Kitchen's dining rooms. Available for lunch Monday - Friday, when booking our dining experience, guests can order from our...

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Kitchen at OGH: Open for lunch every weekday until 3pm, this heritage listed space is brithplace of the Australian classic "the Lamington". Offering fantastic chef-made meals, a premium selection of wine and an orignal house blended coffee.The highlight of the...