[Nashville, TN] Pineapple Restaurant @ Cheekwood Botanic Gardens

We’d enjoyed the stroll round the botanical gardens and decided to have lunch here. It’s a fairly straightforward menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, along with a handful of other starters and main courses.

Vegetable quiche had crisp pastry and a filling of mushrooms, caramelised onions and Gruyere. It came with a good handful of salad. Across the table, a larger portion of salad was topped with slices of southern fried chicken. Nothing spectacular here – just a couple of very decent lunches.

Worthy of note is that the restaurant adds a 13% service charge instead of old-fashioned cash tipping. Good for them! However, it still leaves the credit card slip open for tips. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of the service charge – it is the tip. Don’t get caught out effectively tipping twice. I’d like to think that Cheekwood just hasn’t thought this through fully, rather than hoping to rip off unsuspecting customers.

Remembering Cheekwood