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Restaurant Botanica

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555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 6574 7229
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here last night. As other reviewers have said, it has lovely decor/ambience and good service (though a little inexperienced, we didn't mind). The food was great, couldn't fault the meals. Although my meals were very nice, I had food envy for my husband's choices, which were more tasty than mine. The homemade sourdough from... More 

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Thank Rapunzella
Gosford, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All six of us had 3 courses for lunch and could not find fault with any dish. House made breads, honey butter and Shiraz salt to nibble kick starts the gastronomic experience. The entrees were intriguing and made you eager to taste the next dish. The meats on all the mains were so tender they almost melted in your mouth... More 

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Thank EmptyNesters65
Pokolbin, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was great. Food was awesome. Staff were flat out so a few more would have helped them out. But still a wonderful experience.

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Thank mangeyone
Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The meal here was quite nice but it wasn't quite as good as I'd expected based on the other reviews. The food was interesting but I felt some of the flavours didn't quite work, and one of the mains was quite bland. The service was als pretty good, although they did forget a few things, including the fact we'd ordered... More 

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Thank christ061
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited this lovely restaurant with my partner for her birthday weekend and was very impressed. I have reviewed this as part of a separate review of Spicer's Vineyard Estate. Multiple Chef's Hat good food symbols please...

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Thank David M
Sydney
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely enjoyed our night at Restaurant Botanica where we enjoyed the Signature menu with wine and it was one of the best meals that we have had. The venue is perfect overlooking the vineyard in a beautiful building that adds to the romance of the location and we received great service that was attentive but not intrusive. If you... More 

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Glenmore Park, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Botanica was 3rd rated TripAdvisor Restaurant in the Hunter Valley and dining on a Monday night left us poor for choice. The service was great from the start and continued for the entire dining experience. Three courses for $79 plus a bottle of Hunter Valley Pinot Gris. My daughter had the Kingfish entree which was very nice. I had the... More 

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Thank Steve N Joy G
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by Botanica in the afternoon to see if we could get a table for two that evening. Looking for someone to help we entered the bar area only to find a couple in a warm (friendly?) embrace, we waited for a minute or so (they both saw us) for the "friendliness" to finish and be told that is was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our dinner here during our stay at Spicers Vineyard. We went for early dinner and managed to catch the beautiful sunset. Food was not bad, but service was great. Our waitress was very attentive and good with her recommendations. Had our breakfast the following morning as well, and still very happy with our entire experience here.

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Thank Kaserine T
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review

Hello Kaserine T, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to Restaurant Botanica. We pride ourselves on giving our guests wonderful experiences and we are pleased that you enjoyed the service that you received. The view of the sunsets from our restaurant veranda are quite breathtaking!! Warm Regards, Christie Carberry Restaurant Manager. More 

Manly, Australia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the weekend in the hunter valley and took the in laws for dinner to botanica Great food, excellent wine and friendly professional service We had the 3 course meal for $79 and it was worth every cent plus more Great night with amazing food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$42
Cuisine
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6574 7229
  • This restaurant is at Spicers Vineyards Estate
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.

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