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“A country motel suprise package!”
Review of Botanical Motel

Botanical Motel
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I wonder what i am getting into when I am booked into the Country Comfort Botanical in Hamilton. Then I read a few reviews and am heartened .

The restaurant is small but fits a surprising number of people. The decorator in me enjoys what looks like a recent refurb - I think the room is very attractive and there is a small adjoining bar.

Wine by the glass has a good, well priced list while we order our meal. You do have to go to a counter to order your meal , and to the bar for drinks, but everything is handled efficiently and quickly. Water for the table is chilled at the bar.

The menu favours the carnivore it has to be said. But there is a risotto on there. The soups prove to be delicious - we try a couple over different days.Some one has a good hand with these, the mushroom is good, and the pumpkin with a faint asian tang is lovely.

Our meals are all good . Lamp, steak, salt and pepper squid. The char grilled veg on the side are tasty. Serves are generous. I do think a salad and one or two lighter dishes would be welcome, but the food is very good and comes promptly.

There is a mix of locals, business and family groups visiting and all seem pleased with their lot.

There are lovely pastries on display for after .....very tempting .....

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Order the salmon and poached eggs on turkish bread for breakfast - cracking good! Tip - you WILL need to make a booking for dinner - if you don't you'll either be waiting at the bar or you'll miss out - the place is ALWAYS busy.

Thank Brett G
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Fantastic food -better than the more upmarket restaurant recommended to us. Creative, delicious and not over fatty!

Thank rexZ
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

Stayed in a refurbished room which was very comfortable. Nice and quiet with friendly staff. Guest laundry was a great bonus.

Thank Vash
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Recently I met with some old friends for lunch and we had a very pleasant meeting together. The meals provided were excellent and the venue was very comfortable. We meet on a fairly regular basis to celebrate birthdays or special events and find the Botanical restaurant suits us very well.

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Thank Norma S
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