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Botanic Gardens Restaurant

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Central Business District
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MRS Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9241 2419
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 11:30
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only one person serving coffee so my husband was a long time. Lovely setting outside with flowers and birds.

Thank chrisatbracondale
Canberra, Australia
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have now had lunch here twice in the last month. I chose an entree sized dish each time - first the spring vegetable risotto and then the house smoked duck breast salad. Both dishes were excellent and just the right size when you are wanting to try the orange olive oil cake with lemon curd and lime sorbet. I will... More 

Thank Thorbourne62
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was amazing , the people serving were very polite , the place was beautiful the place itself is magical and Amy the coordinator was amazing and so good with all the info provided , I'm 100% happy recommend to All

Thank Portnztonga
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant restaurant in a very pleasant spot. The food was good, the service was good, and everything worked. Not cheap though. There's a more modest café downstairs with an equally lovely setting if your budget doesn't stretch to fine dining. Be warned that it is quite a walk (mostly downhill) from the street and quite a walk (mostly... More 

Thank Neil R
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is for the 'Botanic Gardens Cafe' below the upstairs restaurant, but shares the same kitchen, and managed by the same people. I cannot find a separate listing for it on TripAdvisor. You can see by my post history that I do not often give people a bad rating, but my wife agreed - do it! I am a... More 

Thank Paradox111
Yorktown, Virginia
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In spite of being in a fairly touristy area, this restaurant was fantastic. My oysters with the lemongrass granita was fabulous, as was my fried gnocchi. My son's smoked duck breast salad was tasty, and our shared cheese plate was divine. Service was fast and friendly. Quite a lovely surprise in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Thank Hsteinmiller
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located in the middle of the Sydney Botanical Gardens. I ordered the smoked duck salad, chicken main and sorbet dessert. The food was well presented and full of flavour. The restaurant was very busy and service was a little slow. Despite this, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and will return.

Thank Leisajagiello
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch at the botanic gardens is a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. You have a chance to forget work etc whilst looking at the view and enjoying amazing food. I had the poached salmon and it was the best I have ever had. I will definitely come back. One thing I appreciated was the quiet... More 

Thank Leah R
Manly, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We recently got married and had our reception at the Botanical Garden Restaurant and we can't speak highly enough of the venue and the staff who helped make our day so special. From the time we went to see if the restaurant suited us & the wedding we were planning we were looked after by staff who went above and... More 

Thank chadfitz
Bowral, Australia
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476 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We booked at the restaurant for a birthday celebration and were so happy with our experience. From entry and initial greeting to the time we left was fabulous! The staff were friendly and very attentive, menu great and portions generous. Good selection of cocktails too. Very comfy seats, beautiful breezes inspite of a hot Sydney summer day. Highly recommended!

Thank Gloria Jean R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
09:30 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
09:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: MRS Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9241 2419

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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