With all the exploring and discovering you’ll be doing at Floriade, we bet you’ll work up an appetite. In 2017, Floriade dished up a diverse range of food and drink to tantalise your taste buds.

GEMA GROUP, the master caterer for Floriade 2017 set the bar even higher to celebrate the 30th year of Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. Check out their food offering below.

Street Food

Our new street food options are a fantastic way to taste your way why through the park. As you arrive into Floriade, we recommend starting your journey with a barista made coffee and one of our famous homemade muffins from the LITTLE COFFEE STOP. As you wonder further into the park let the flavours explode with NYC BURGERS, WING MAN, BAO BABY and OVERLOADED CHIPPIES to name a few, and don’t forget to head down to the FAIRY FLOSS & LOLLY SHOP at the carnival to grab something fun!

The Italian

When you reach the end of the park the delights keep coming with THE ITALIAN, a retro Italian food and beverage destination serving a simple yet quality menu that encapsulates the traditional Italian bar of the 60’s. Enjoy Italian music, staff serving espresso coffee, pizza, Nonnas delicious meatballs and traditional Italian cannoli. Or come down during Nightfest for a freshly sliced prosciutto platter to enjoy with your espresso martini. Buon Appetito!

Vista Café & Café Sol

Vista Café is a French inspired bistro with a beautiful design that compliments the view across Floriade’s Vista. The menu inspired by French Head Chef Jean Charles “We have taken a lot of our inspiration from, produits agricoles frais (fresh farm produce) throughout the sophisticated yet simplistic French menu” Café Sol boasts a more relaxed vibe and is a great spot to sit back with a drink, some modern tapas foods to share while you take in the lake view and surrounding flower beds.

Simone Hunter, GEMA GROUP Hospitality Manager encourages guests to book in a weekday lunch package at either of our onsite cafes – Café Sol and Vista Café will have exclusive prebooked set 2 course lunches for $30 for groups to ensure you can get in, have a delicious meal and be out to enjoy the gardens and sunshine.

Corporate & Group Bookings

Why not host a garden party of your own at Floriade this year?  If you have a Corporate or social group, there are a number of spaces and catering options available at Floriade 2017.

Our dedicated event team is trained, nurtured and developed to deliver events time and time again to the outstanding GEMA Group core standards. GEMA Group is a uniquely Australian, family owned business created in 1984 with an enviable reputation in providing innovative, contemporary hospitality in all areas of events and catering.

Events and group packages menu

Please contact Corporate Hospitality Manager Simone Hunter to enquire about bookings at canberraevents@gema.com.au

Capital Brewing Co.

Canberra’s newest craft brewery, Capital Brewing Co, is proud to be an official sponsor of Floriade.  Our good natured brews are inspired by adventures in Canberra’s surrounding mountains, coast, and forests. We use only the finest quality natural ingredients, and Canberra’s exceptional water to craft our award-winning beers.

Capital’s Tap Room opens it’s doors for the first time on 9 September, just 8 mins by car or a beautiful 20 mins bike ride around the lake from Floriade. Come take a tour of the brewery and learn how your beer is made before tucking into a tasting paddle around the fireplace. If you’re feeling peckish, Canberra’s iconic Brodburger is on hand to dish you up some of the country’s best burgers and hot dogs. Let the kids run wild in the courtyard cubby house, or indulge your inner child playing brewery games in the beer garden.

Captial Brewing Company’s Brewery and Tap Room is open Wednesday – Sunday from midday till late.