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“Best Meal in 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: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, 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 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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Reviewed 7 November 2010

My husband took me for a suprise dinner. The service was second to none and the food was fantastic. The portion sizes were excellent and was very reasonably priced. The wine list was amazing. Our favourite restaurant and would recommend to anyone. The artichocke soup was sensational...actually all our dishes were lovely

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Reviewed 5 October 2010

We stayed at Spicers for 2 nights. We arrived very late because of the Virgin airlines computer problems, but all the staff were so friendly and helpful. Nothing was a problem at all. They really do understand what a difference it can make to be happy and accomodating. The food is prepared and presented beautifully. The Parisian breakfast is also terrific. The pastries were to die for and you could tell that they did not come from the local supermarket!! mmmmm....
The rooms at Spicers were so well decorated and clean. Having the fireplace in the room and the candles lit for our arrival was such a nice touch. Our only comment was the bed was very firm. We would definitely go back but would request maybe a different room or perhaps they have a matress topper to make the bed softer.

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