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Restaurant Botanica

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 6574 7229
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushroom soup” (22 reviews)
“venison” (56 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (46 reviews)
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I went out for an anniversary dinner and decided to try Botanica. Food was very good, but we ended up with a very noisy table of 4 right beside us when there were plenty of other tables available (they arrived after us)...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed two dinners here during our stay at Spicers. The first was the degustation with matching wines - food was interesting, well prepared and presented, but the matching wines (all local) didn't quite hit the spot. We then enjoyed a further dinner where we...More

Thank jrandsk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed a weekend in the Hunter and decided to spoil ourselves with the tasting menu with matching wines. Every dish was delicious. Personal favourite was the trout while my partner was very vocal about how much he loved the venison; melt...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant would have to be the best in the Hunter. The food is divine and the staff are so friendly, efficient and helpful. Sara, Diana and Carmen are really lovely as are the rest of the staff. We were treated like royalty and have...More

Thank LeeNLindy O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Spicers Vineyards Estate and ate here one evening. We had the tasting menu, which was excellent, although we opted to have just 2 glasses of wine each, rather than wine matching.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner at Botanica with my partner and our friends. Had no idea this place was there. What a great experience. The food was wonderful, a magic experience and the way we were treated by all of the waiters and waitresses was just outstanding. Its...More

1  Thank grant3110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Botanica for lunch on the weekend with high hopes as the menu and restaurant looked great - but left feeling a bit disappointed... Setting and service were both lovely, so no problems there at all - but let down by the food itself. Lunch...More

1  Thank AJSLondon
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and service. Couldn't find a fault. They even asked if it was a special occasion and wrote a special birthday message on my partners dessert. Highly recommend.

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Wow!!! Was very impressed with everything!! From the moment we walked in we were totally looked after. Complimentary glass of bubbles to help us celebrate our anniversary which was a lovely touch. The food and service was exceptional. We were seated in the conservatory which...More

Thank SuzieLock
Reviewed 3 May 2018

it was nice but not quite as great as i expected as i had heard really great things it just didn't hit the mark for meMore

Thank kristys156
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Kristys156, Firstly, we would like to say thank you for writing a review to share your feedback. Secondly, we would so like to sincerely apologise that you did not feel you had the experience at Restaurant Botanica you should have had, or were hoping...More

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1 August 2016|
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Response from SpicersVineyards | Property representative |
Restaurant Botanica does serve breakfast but it is only for our guests who are staying at our onsite accommodation - Spicers Vineyard Estate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 42
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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  • This restaurant is at Spicers Vineyards Estate
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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