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“Great dining” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Botanica

Restaurant Botanica
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Ranked #3 of 73 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$42
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
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.
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We recently dined at Restaurant Botanica, and had a lovely time. The food was amazing, the vegetarian menu had several options on it (not something that happens often, we find!), and the ambiance was delightful. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank aestivus
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hello aestivus,

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Restaurant Botanica and that you particularly enjoyed the many vegetarian options that are available. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Supervisor
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“quality meal and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

the food was divine and the best and the wine was excellent, recommend for that special occassion or quality dining

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank michael t
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hi Michael,

Thanks for the great review, we love our food and wine too and we're always so happy to hear that our guests enjoyed it as well. Hopefully we will see you again for another special occasion soon.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Supervisor
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We chose this restaurant for our special birthday night and we are so very glad we did. The food was amazing! They catered for my wife's gluten free needs with care. The staff were so helpful and friendly and made us feel so welcome. The atmosphere was warm and romantic. We would recommend Botanica to anyone. Thank you.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steven B
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hi Steven,

That was such a lovely review, thank you so much for sharing it with us. The chefs are very proud of their artisan breads, for which they only use organic and biodynamic stone ground flours from Demeter Farm Mill in Gunedah, NSW. It is great to hear that your wife was able to enjoy the gluten free option that we have available. Thank you again for the recommendation.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Supervisor
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Another amazing experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

The opportunity to get out of Sydney for the weekend was again made oh so special with lunch at Restaurant Botanica.
My partner and i were taken care of from the booking phone call .
When we arrived at the restaurant the service was welcoming and again made me feel like i could sit back and be apart of another great dining experience.
My thanks to Christie for her great service and taking complete and very well chosen control of our wine selection . The Riesling and Pinot were perfectly suited to our meals and our tastes
I had the Chefs amazing Beef Cheeks - words leave alot out of the experience of these as it can be better described by noting the smile on my face throughout .
We shared the Vanilla donuts with ice cream to finish which only added to my smile.
This was a good steady lunch too and with a wedding in there Private dining room i was really impressed with the staffs smooth service .
Fabulous new wines , new dishes and same top service do ,make it hard to go elsewhere.
Thank you .

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cameron G
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hi Cameron,

Thank you for writing a wonderful review. Christie is very pleased to know that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. The Wagyu Beef Cheek is absolutely delicious and I think you are right in saying that there are no words that can explain how good it is. We look forward to your next visit to the Hunter Valley, so that you can dine with us again, and unwind from the hustle and bustle of Sydney once more.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Supervisor
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Canberra, Australia
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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A perfect meal in a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We couldn't have asked for a better first night to our weekend in the Hunter.

The quality of food at Botanica is exceptional. The wait staff were attentive and the wine list extensive. We enjoyed the entrées of soft shell crab and lamb, and the mains and dessert were all class. The extra touches throughout the evening made it a special meal.

What we liked best about Botanica is that despite getting all of the ingredients right, it remains friendly and isn't pretentious at all. The relaxed atmosphere meant for a very enjoyable evening.

A perfect meal. Thanks to the team!

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Thank Nick T
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hi Nick,

The Restaurant Botanica team are proud to hear that we have delivered wonderful service and we're very grateful to you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. We too think our wine list is fabulous and we're glad you were able to sample some of the gorgeous wines we have on offer. Hopefully your next visit to the Hunter Valley is just around the corner and we can share with you some more of the amazing wine and fresh produce the area has to offer.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Supervisor
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