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Restaurant Botanica

555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 6574 7229
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“mushroom soup” (15 reviews)
“venison” (47 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
DETAILS
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our second visit to this beautiful restaurant but unfortunately I have to say that we were a little disappointed this time. It just doesn't get the 5 stars that I rated it last time. The entrees were tasty but rather on the small...More

Thank Jane154
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Warm & cosy atmosphere with crackling fireplaces and service with a smile. Great selection of local wine, as you would expect in the Hunter! Our three course meals were complimented with tasty amuse of pumpkin soup & house made breads (yum). Loved my quail entree,...More

Thank Lovefoodyum
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic restaurant. We had the lamb and venison main courses and were delighted with the quality and presentation. They were simply great dishes with superb mix of flavours that were beautifully balanced against the perfectly cooked meat. Easily one of the best restaurants in the...More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The three course dinner was amazing. All staff were very accommodating and friendly. Food was incredible and consistent both mornings and nights my and I went. We will definitely be back soon to try more.

Thank CaityBailey
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fine dining restaurant at its best! Had 3 course meal matching with Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2014 serviced by lovely Carmen and stawhilst my partner & I were celebrating our 180th monthiversary on Thursday 25th May 2017. From arrival, to being served and departure, not a...More

Thank Ruschelle Z
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review

Hello Ruschelle Z, Thank you for coming and spending your monthiversary with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm Regards, Christie Carberry Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted at the restaurant door, and quickly shown to our table. The wait person attentive, and outlined the menu to us. One of our party has Coeliac, and we had notified them in advance. They obviously understood the implications of this, and went...More

Thank Glenn A
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review

Hello Glenn A, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We do make every effort to ensure that our guests with dietary restrictions feel that they are taken care of and that their needs are met. I am pleased that your guest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with delicious food and attentive yet unpretentious staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Thank Abinmillie
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review

Hello Abinmillie, We are pleased that you enjoyed our delicious food, wine and relaxed atmosphere. Perhaps on your next visit you might like to try our Sunday lunches. We have live music presented by talented local artists. Warm Regards, Christie Carberry Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Restaurant Botanica several times and have enjoyed ourselves every time. This visit was for dinner which was an absolute delight. We were attended by the lovely Carmen who was friendly, helpful and very efficient. We will most definitely be back again on...More

Thank LeeNLindy O
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review

Hello LeeNLindy O, We love when our guests come back to enjoy more delicious food and wine. Carmen enjoyed being able to take care of you and make sure that you had a memorable evening. We feel quite lucky to have found such a gem....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful venue with great food! We all chose 2 courses from the menu and all we all managed to choose something different, every meal was excellent (yes we were passing forks around the table but too good not to share)! The staff are friendly and...More

Thank Gabriele M
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review

Hello Gabriele M, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased that you had a wonderful experience. I'm glad that you were able to try several of our tasty dishes. It can be difficult to choose what to order - there...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time to Restaurant Botanica and it lived up to our memory. Awesome food, great wine menu, terrific service. We did the three course option. Will definitely be back!

Thank Gillie09
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review

Hello Gillie09, Thank you for coming back. We love to see familiar faces and getting to know our guests. Perhaps on your next visit you could try our signature menu or one of our relaxed lunches. Warm Regards, Christie Carberry Restaurant Manager

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
leslie13333
Do you serve a breakfast menu, the times listed indicate lunch through to dinner. Kind regards, Leslie
1 August 2016|
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Response from SpicersVineyards | Property representative |
Restaurant Botanica does serve breakfast but it is only for our guests who are staying at our onsite accommodation - Spicers Vineyard Estate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$42
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6574 7229
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Spicers Vineyards Estate
Description
Modern Australian yet regionally distinctive in style, the menu at Restaurant Botanica is focused on seasonality and freshness, perfectly complemented by an award-winning wine list and stunning views looking out across our private vineyard to the Brokenback Mountain Range. The restaurant's very own kitchen garden is the source of many of the herbs and vegetables that add a wholesome and healthy dimension to the dishes.