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Restaurant Botanica

) #3 of 52 Restaurants in Pokolbin $$$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 6574 7229
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are back housesitting in Hunter Valley for 2 months and headed straight for Botanica for a romantic meal in a fine setting, based on our previous experience of Sunday lunch here. A cold Friday evening was quickly forgotten once we stepped inside this cosy,...More

Thank marilynp124
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow the meals were amazing and the service was very pleasant and professional. We were seated in the porch section which was pleasant and lucky for the fire as it was freezing.More

Thank Australiacatcat
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Australiacatcat, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience. Our cosy wood fire is wonderful on these cold winter nights. Many of our guests take advantage of our guest lounge to enjoy a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delicious food! I had read the reviews about the amuse bouche and looked forward to ours which was a mushroom soup/souffle-type thing paired with a most delectable local white wine. One of my daughters enjoyed the vegetarian selections while my other daughter and I...More

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I had dinner here on Thursday night and were incredibly happy. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was fantastic and the restaurant atmosphere perfect! Definitely check this one out!

Thank Allyce T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at spicers retreat for our anniversary the package included the degustation we had it on the Saturday night it was really busy the food was amazing the matching wines was great we went to the winery the next day and bought some ....More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Restaurant Botanica on a Friday night for a celebratory meal with my parents. We all had the signature tasting menu with matching wines. The open fireplace in the restaurant added to the cosy atmosphere. My favourite courses included the scallops and the duck....More

Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a table of 9, 4 adults and 5 children ranging from 9 to 15 and had a 6pm sitting. The service and food was wonderful and the staff were very accommodating. I know this is a romantic restaurant so we were very mindful...More

Thank Harbitom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place. The food was really good from the complimentary Pumpkin soup and crunchy homemade bread through the well cooked mains to a delicious souffle. The wine options were better than the Hunter norm. We then retired to the Open Fire Lounge and enjoyed some...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location for a quite dinner. The dining room is warm and welcoming and the staff are excellent. The food is excellent and very well presented. Duck and pork belly were especially good. This was out second visit and we'll definitely be back.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to this beautiful restaurant but unfortunately I have to say that we were a little disappointed this time. It just doesn't get the 5 stars that I rated it last time. The entrees were tasty but rather on the small...More

Thank Jane154
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leslie13333
Do you serve a breakfast menu, the times listed indicate lunch through to dinner. Kind regards, Leslie
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 42
Cuisine
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, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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