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Botanic Gardens Restaurant

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North Terrace, | Adelaide SA, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8223 3526
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 20:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are visiting Adelaide and were being treated to a special lunch by an elderly gentleman. My wagyu beef fillet could barely be cut with a sharp knife and was simply tough and rubbery. So I just the Brussels sprout potatoes and braised liquorice beef but left it entirely. On clearing my plate the waitress was quietly asked to tell... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Adelaide Botanical Gardens are worth visiting for their beauty and serenity and so we decided to try the restaurant there. It was first rate, with a varied and interesting menu and extremely well-prepared dishes, some of them quite "different". There service was really good. Because there was a large (and very noisy) party in the restaurant on the day... More 

Thank kenneth829
Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had spent a couple of days in hot Adelaide attending the arts festival and needed to have a long slow delicious lunch in air conditioning. The Botanic Gardens Restaurant didn't disappoint. Wow! The setting is gorgeous; an atrium amongst the beautifully lush cool gardens. The service is wonderful and food - perfect! They use herbs and vegetables grown in... More 

Thank Heather F
Sophie L, Public Relations Manager at Botanic Gardens Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review and the lovely photographs. So glad to hear you had a lovely experience. We would love to you have you dine with us again soon. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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120 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful walk to the restaurant stunning . The restaurant very neat tidy and pristine. The staff very friendly big smiles and very helpful and happy. The food well I thought average . I hand the lamb shoulders and was very small portions and with lot of fat in it. Little disappointed . The appetisers where tastiest and the... More 

Thank Awsomeal
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious two course lunch there today. We inadvertently ordered one entree that my partner was unable to eat (dietary concerns) and the staff, without request to do so or hesitation, changed the entree to something absolutely amazing. Highly recommend the venue and the scenery.

Thank Patrick B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a quick escape lunch with my beautiful wife in the botanic gardens restaurant. Great location and food and service did not disappoint. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Recommended.

Thank James L
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We made another visit to our favourite Botanic Garden restaurant in Adelaide. The setting is out of this world and the service is outstanding. Unfortunately the food this visit wasn't up to snuff. The Chef was away in NYC and his absence was obvious. It just wasn't up to the usual high standard. Luckily the excellent staff picked up our... More 

Thank William B
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived 1.30 to find café had almost totally run out of even simple food. Had to make do with a cheese sandwich - not even any tomatoes. Very badly run.

Thank Roger W
Adelaide, Australia
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118 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I wanted to treat Asian business visitors to a quintessentially Adelaide cuisine experience so I chose the Botanic Gardens and its 2 or 3 out of 4 course menu. The meals were perfect in presentation and taste. The services was excellent -- well-informed and professional. The ambience, being within the park, was a perfect experience for my guests. This is... More 

Thank Rod129
Clovelly Park
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We came on 14/1 for dinner. It was so great seeing Malcolm and Simone again along with the other staff. We love Malcolm's sarcastic, intelligent style of humour- and he was in a playful mood on this occasion- he is a pure gem and we love it. Simone is elegance personified. Professional, friendly, helpful and delightful to have with you... More 

Thank Theresa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$75
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Terrace, | Adelaide SA, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8223 3526

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