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“Excellent service, cuisine and ambience minus the pretense of any Michelin star!!”

Restaurant Botanica
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Ranked #3 of 74 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$42
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Singapore
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent service, cuisine and ambience minus the pretense of any Michelin star!!”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Not for nothing is Botanica so highly rated on TA as previous reviews are spot on about the service, cuisine and ambience of Botanica. I only highlight these:

a. it's closed on Tuesdays;

b. the amuse bouche of king fish sashimi cubes in citrus mayo is to die for!!!!;

c. the soft shell crab with soba is equally excellent!!!

I'd dine at Botanica again in a heart beat!!!






  • Visited June 2014
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Thank FootlooseSingapore
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SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear FootlooseSingapore,

Thank you for taking the time for such an excellent review especially all the way from Singapore! We are overjoyed that you enjoyed the amuse bouche. Happy Travelling!

Warmest Regards,

Renee - Restaurant Supervisor.
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food and Service”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is a little out of the way in the Hunter, but is worth finding. There is a choice of multi-course meals, with a wide menu from seafood to chocolate. But the food is absolutely wonderful. Highlights were a soft shell crab, and donuts for dessert, and complimentary cauliflower soup and homemade chocolates to finish. Service was exceptional, with a great knowledge of the food and wine on offer. Can recommend for food lovers. One of the few restaurants open on a Sunday night in the Hunter.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Patrick B
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SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear Patrick B,

Thank you for your wonderful review, we very much appreciate it! We are so happy you chose Restaurant Botanica and enjoyed the in-house made vanilla doughnut, with warm caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream! We look forward to welcoming you back for some more spoiling!
Warmest Regards,

Renee - Restaurant Supervisor.
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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Finally a night out”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I dined here late last week and what a great experience!! Food, service and atmosphere all amazing! We were served by a waitress Emma, and I was very interested to hear she was from a hospitality family. I am actually a chef myself and took this on as a chance to test this young waitresses knowledge about food and wine, and I must say I was not disappointed. Not one question was unanswered about ether the food or wine, weather it be about the vintage of the wine or where their produce was farmed, this was such an amazing night and highly recommended dining here. Thank you to the team at botanica "especially emma" for an amazing night!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank chef9931
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SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear Chef9931,

Thank you for such a fabulous review and choosing Restaurant Botanica for your night out. We are so overjoyed that you had a great night. We are very proud of our staff's knowledge and appreciate the amazing recognition! We look forward to seeing you again soon and allowing us another chance to spoil you.

Warmest Regards,

Renee - Restaurant Supervisor.
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Charlestown NSW
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“What a night”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here at the restaurant Botanica and what an experience... From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by Renee who then looked after us - could not fault her. Food was out of this world. Thank you for a most enjoyable evening - we will be back!!!

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Thank GeneralManagerApollo
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SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear GeneralManagerApollo,

Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Warmest Regards,

Renee - Restaurant Supervisor.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Restaurant Botanica was on the list of recommendations from our hotel and it certainly didn't disappoint. The setting was lovely, service was also very attentive and friendly. It's very difficult to enjoy a meal out when 34 weeks pregnant but I was extremely impressed. From the fruit cocktail which was a lovely surprise, to the pork belly finished off with the lemon tart with passionfruit marshmallows, everything was amazing. The house made bread and the amuse bouche were also delicious. My husband's meal starting with the pate', was also just as good. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for fine dining quality food in a more relaxed but intimate setting.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank JuliaM961
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SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear JuliaM961

Thank you so much for the brilliant review! We are so happy you chose us for you dining experience and allowed us to spoil you.

We look forward to welcoming you back again and all the best wishes with the baby.

Warmest Regards,

Renee - Restaurant Supervisor
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