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The Botanist

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17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
+61 2 9954 4057
00:00 - 12:00
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Mon 16:00 - 12:00
Tue - Sun 00:00 - 12:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved our visit here! The botanical theme creates ambience, the food is creative, modern, well balanced flavours and reasonably priced. Service is friendly and efficient. Shared plates and a great drinks menu made for a very enjoyable evening. Our favourite dish was the kingfish.

Thank Maggie M
Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked dinner with my partner and friend who visited Sydney. Tried their rosé sangria for the first time, it is soooo delicious! We ordered another jug - it's that good! Food is also delicious. We had smoked ora king salmon with babaganoush, chicken tacos, flank steak chimichurri, and fried cauliflower. We were soo full and satisfied. I particularly liked the... More 

Thank MAngelUy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Loved the food, the cozy atmosphere and history of the Botanist. A true neighborhood bar/restaurant that has a nice selection of appetizers and mains. Only negative aspect for me was the acoustics. A little loud so difficult to hear the conversation at your table.

Thank Robin B
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Botanist was lovely, but a little over rated. The Excellent: service is outstanding. The decor and atmosphere perfect. The Good: drinks, comfort and majority of the food. The Poor: the pizza is disappointing. I would go back.

Thank L M
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The Botanist is a solid neighborhood restaurant for us. We usually go for the pepperoni pizza and beer. Cocktails are a specialty that we still need to try out. PROS: 1. Good food and service at a reasonable price. 2. Fun atmosphere (even the if the plants are fake). CONS: 1. Can get really loud. Go early if you want... More 

Thank Tammy C
Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this little gem on a Sunday lunchtime after shopping with a girlfriend at Kirribilli Markets. We went to a shared table and order some share plates to die for.....prawn crackers and avocado salsa...haloumi with chickpeas and smokey eggplant and moroccan lamb ribs. All so delish....just lovely. Staff were fun and helpful, friendly +++. We had amazing gin cocktails and... More 

Thank EKM62
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Visited on a Friday night for birthday drinks and dinner. The menu is based on share plates, and they were really good. We had the guacamole dip, the beer battered fries were amazing, and we also shared the beef fillet plate, some chicken tacos, and the lamb ribs. The lamb ribs were not that great, and we didn't really enjoy... More 

Thank Sanazzy
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213 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Pros: Very good pizza in comfortable hip surroundings in tony Sydney neighborhood; good value in an expensive city; a bit off the main drag Cons: A bit off the main drag

Thank mclpcm
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Having often walked past this restaurant and thought it looked lovely, we were delighted to have dinner with a small group of friends there on the weekend. From the moment we walked in, the service and ambience were fantastic. Staff were attentive and friendly, and the barmen whipped up some beautiful cocktails. As there were 6 of us, we chose... More 

Thank henritan
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We frequent he botanist often and have never been let down... until tonight. Me and my husband have never been so disgusted with service in any restaurant or eating establishment in our lives. We were seated at a communal table, and asked to be moved to a private table which had become vacant next to us - only to our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 12:00
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?