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The Botanist

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
+61 2 9954 4057
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00:00 - 12:00
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Mon 16:00 - 12:00
Tue - Sun 00:00 - 12:00
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Corindi, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went twice in 2 weeks - copped a rotten prawn first week but the vibe was good and the meal was OK. Second time round - table for 2 - my daughter received her meal fairly quickly, share plate almost 10 minutes later (she was almost finished) and my steak arrived possibly 10 more minutes later. Side dish was cold... More 

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Thank thundabox
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before , the only problem is the way they serve the food, very slow and sometimes forgetful, we had to remind the staff that a part of the order was missing, fin if you're not in any hurry, on the whole good

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Thank Artheff
Queenstown, New Zealand
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238 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This rates up there as one of our best lunches - and we've had a few! it was not sensational in any one aspect but just that all parts came together as a great relaxed lunch experience. Service was friendly from the moment we walked in as the the guy who met us introduced himself and pointed out and named... More 

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Thank Anwil51
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223 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on a Sunday with my partner and daughter. Really liked the decor and atmosphere of this place. Very welcoming staff and so friendly. We made a booking just in case and glad we did because it was starting to fill up fast. We enjoyed the sliders and vegetarian pizza and the prawn crackers and dip. They were... More 

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Thank Nicole L
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Often you hit the trendy places that everyone talks about and are bitterly disappointed. I can assure you this wasn't my experience here. The wait staff were helpful and friendly and the food unbelievably fresh and scrumptious. Highly recommended

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Thank Kyiha
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Botanist offers delicious share plates, a wide choice of drinks, friendly staff and professional service. The atmosphere is great but management doesn't appear to understand the difference between "background music" and "foreground music" with the sound level too loud for table chat. Our friends visiting from overseas made the comment ... "We are here to catch-up, not to dance".

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Thank Chesspoint
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First rate service, nothing was too much trouble, food was sumptuous, surroundings and atmosphere excellent. We arrived Saturday (first time visit) around 1.30. Eclectic menu which suited the 4 of us. Liked the idea of sharing plates. Superb. This unassuming restaurant is tucked away in Kirribilli almost underneath Milsons point Station.

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Thank richm0nd16
Perth, Australia
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94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with a friend, except the high table was uneven and my glass of champagne landed in my lap. After coaxing I got a replacement glass of champas! Lovely food and enjoyable atmosphere. Quite busy so if going later than after work should maybe book.

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Thank michelle_martion
ApplejackHospitality, Responsable relations clients at The Botanist, responded to this review

Hi michelle_martion, Thanks for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate your feedback and will pass on your comments to the team. See you again soon at The Botanist. Marie More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends for Sunday lunch and had fabulous sharing plates. A real eclectic menu of no real particular style. Up market and creative pizza, tacos, salads, olives etc Wine and drinks list had a good selection by glass or bottle and very reasonably priced. Service was excellent and attentive so that you just focus on the great company of friends... More 

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Thank syrahcharles
ApplejackHospitality, Responsable relations clients at The Botanist, responded to this review

Hi syrahcharles, Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team. Regards, Marie More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Tucked virtually underneath Milsons Point station, this place is cosy (a little dark) and full of atmosphere. Good sharing food options and a decent drinks list.

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Thank IvorGuest
ApplejackHospitality, Responsable relations clients at The Botanist, responded to this review

Hi IvorGuest, Thanks for your feedback! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon in our venue. Regards, Marie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 12:00
Monday
16:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 12:00
Thursday
00:00 - 12:00
Friday
00:00 - 12:00
Saturday
00:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Kirribilli
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9954 4057

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?