Rudi’s Tea Room offers lunch, sweets, and refreshments, with products sourced as close by as the Government House vegetable gardens, fruit trees and bee hives. Named for Rudolph (Rudi) Hoenson, a philanthropist and longtime supporter of Government House, you can find Rudi’s Tea Room in the historic setting of Butterworth Cottage in the Cary Castle Mews. 

Food and drinks are take out only. While the dining room will not be open for the 2022 season, there are picnic sets available for rent for the perfect al fresco lunch on the grounds of Government House.  

2022 Hours of Operation:

Opening Day: May 31, 2022

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Closing Day: September 1, 2022

Please note Rudi’s Room will be closed for the day on Thursday, June 30, 2022. 

2022 Take Out Menu

Homemade Soup of the Day – $7
Fresh made Government House Garden Influenced Soup. Served with a bun and butter.

Government House Sausage Roll – $10
House made Herbed Pork Terrine, Puff Pastry, Grainy Mustard, House Made Ketchup.

Vegetarian Wrap – $15
Spinach Hummus, Broccoli Sprouts, Sundried Tomato, Roasted Forest Mushrooms, Crumbled Chevre, Avocado, Cucumber, Butter Lettuce, Fresh Flour Tortilla. Served with your choice of Soup of the Day or Artisan Green Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette.

Government House Lemon Pepper Chicken Sandwich – $15
Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken, Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Creamy Cucumber Dill Aioli, Pickled Red Onion, Fresh Baked Baguette. Served with your choice of Soup of the Day or Artisan Green Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette.

Roasted Corn Beef Sandwich – $15
GH Smoked & Shaved Pepper Pastrami, Turmeric Pickled Slaw, House Made Thousand Island Dressing, Grainy Dijon, Tomato, Ciabatta. Served with your choice of Soup of the Day or Artisan Green Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette.

Ham and Cheese Egg Bite – $12
Black Forest Ham, Mt. Moriarty Cheese, Spinach, Fresh Tarragon Egg Royale. Served with your choice of Soup of the Day or Artisan Green Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette.

Vegetarian Egg Bite – $12
Roasted Red Pepper, Fresh Arugula, Potato, Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Fresh Scallion Egg Royale. Served with your choice of Soup of the Day or Artisan Green Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette.

Fresh Baked Scones – $6
Choice of Sugared Plain Scones or Lemon Poppy Seed Scones. Served with Chantilly Cream and Preserves.

Carey Mews Carrot Cake – $8
Rum Spiced Cake, Raisins, Cream Cheese Icing, Fresh Berries.

Pistachio Mousse Tart – $8
Raspberry & Lychee Gel, Caramelized White Chocolate Cremieux, Vanilla Tart, Fresh Raspberry.

Fresh Brewed Local Coffee – $3

Choice of Tea -$3
Silk Road Special Blend or Choice of Two Leaves (Ask Server for Flavours)

Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea – $5
Fresh Brewed Iced Tea

Phillips Soda Works – $4
Speed King Craft Kola or Sparkmouth Ginger Ale

Grape Juice – $3

Bottled Water -$3

Juice Box $2