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“Best meal during our 3 weeks travelling round Australia”

Restaurant Botanica
Ranked #3 of 74 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$42
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 29 April 2011

It was the last night of our holiday so we wanted a special evening. The Botanica was exactly that....the staff were delightful and the menu was a little bit different.
The chef sent out a lovely little amuse bouche, followed by a delicious dinner with the nicest wine we had tried in the Hunter Valley ( and we had certainly tried a lot!!) pudding was to die for!!
We can't wait to visit when we next return to Australia

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Reviewed 12 February 2011

My husband and I had two dinners at Restaurant Botanica while staying onsite at the Vineyards Estate. We tried different dishes each meal and thoroughly enjoyed them all. We also did a bit of sharing and taste testing of each others dishes. The impressive wine list gave plenty of choice to suit our tastes. Chef - Mark and his team produced a delightful food experience each time. The restaurant is situated on a rise overlooking the venue vineyard and looking out across the valley to the hills in the distance. The sunsets while at dinner were fantastic. The staff could not be faulted for their attention to detail and unobtrusive friendly service.

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Reviewed 14 January 2011

Just returned from a month trip to Australia and hands down the Restaurant Botanica was the best meal we had in travels all over the country. The entire dining experience could not have been better and would recommend on any trip to the Hunter Valley. Jeff R.

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Reviewed 20 December 2010

Beautifully prepared meals, exciting, new, daring twists to familiar flavours...

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Reviewed 3 December 2010

We dined at Restaurant Botanica on Wednesday and Thursday nights this week as we stayed at The Vineyards Estate and were really impressed with the quality of the food, the great service and view over the vines and mountains. The owner, who is the chef of this Restaurant, really presents a delicious menu. They bake their own ciabatta bread, which I think I might be addicted to. We sat outside for pre dinner drinks and watched a fantastic sunset, and then sat inside the very elegant restaurant for the main meal. I can honestly say, they have the biggest and best wine selection in the whole of the Hunter Valley. Hopefully, we will be able to get back there in the near future. Their breakfasts also are amazing if you are staying in this resort.

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