A little slice of paradise amongst the industrial sprawl of Alexandria, The Grounds is one of those rare designs that makes you feel both awed and instantly comfortable. Converted from an old pie factory by siblings Ramzey and Caroline Choker and business partner Jack Hanna, the rustic, simple interior is complemented by lush 1200m.sq permaculture gardens and outdoor seating. The overall atmosphere is both spacious and cosy, with high ceilings and open brickwork contrasted by soft lighting and indoor plants, bringing the gardens into the dining space.

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