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“Great place and dining experience for either couples or groups”

Restaurant Botanica
Ranked #7 of 67 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Price range: AU$70 - AU$95
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 15 April 2024

We decided on Restaurant Botanica as my daughter is vegetarian and the menu accomodated for her - the restaurant was also referred to us. There was a vegan menu however the standard menu had veg choices for my daughter. We picked the 2 course set price - went with mains and dessert. Delivered to our table was some olives and bread whilst we had a pre dinner drink and checked out the menu. Our main meal was very tasty and good portions. We struggled (but managed) to finish our desserts so glad we didn't do the 3 courses. We also ordered a side of twice cooked potatoes with our mains, think that helped with filling our tummies but the best potatoes ever! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, service was exceptional and we had a most enjoyable night. There was a 2 hour turn around on the table which we fully utilised and needed however the restaurant wasn't full so no rush to get us out - it was a Wed night though. Very comfortable surroundings, warm and homely feeling. There is a lounge in front of a fireplace - enough for 1 group to sit at and enjoy a drink prior to dinner (may need to request prior). Or maybe have a coffee after on those cooler nights when the fire is running. Lovely place. Unfortunately we arrived after 6pm and it was dark already but I'm sure the views and sunsets would be amasing.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Thank Michele H
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

Wow! This was simply next level! The food was super fresh, interesting, delicious and well presented - an explosion of flavours! The service was fantastic! Views over the vines were awesome. Cannot fault a thing!

Perfect for a romantic meal for two. Take your time and fully enjoy it - this is not a quick in quick out experience - you must savour it!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thank Aussie_Travel_Writer
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

As always this was a stunning menu and really delightful celebratory experience. We opted for the tasting menu, what a treat! The mussel rolls were unusual and the heirloom tomato dish ahs SO much flavour. The lamb rump was so succulent. Everything was artfully presented and the whole experience awesome!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

We are staying a few nights at the spicers vineyard resort and decided to treat ourselves in the on site restaurant for one night for a birthday celebration.
It’s was fantastic. The food, the service, view looking over the vineyards at sunset with the mountains behind all exceptional. Even the visit from some kangaroos sitting down outside The doors on the grass.

We pushed the boat out and had the five course degustation menu with wine flight. We could not fault any of it. The food was well thought out and very well matched to the wines.

The waitresses were excellent, well versed in the food and the tasting notes on the wines.

They even made an extra little course for my birthday.

Even the ciabatta bread with charcoal butter was amazing.

Yes the cost means this needs to be a very special occasion but we were not disappointed at all and will remember it for a long time.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

We were excited to try Restaurant Botanical out as we have been wanting to come here for years. We opted for the 5 course degustation menu and were not disappointed.
Our favourites were the grilled octopus and lamb rump but the house made ciabatta and butter and the crudities were also delicious.
What was perhaps even better was the corn and cheddar fritters on the breakfast menu that (I think) is only open to the inhouse guests. They were amazing and the chilli jam that they also make in house that is in this dish is amazing!
We found the service to be friendly and efficient and would definitely come here again.

Date of visit: February 2024
Thank natashac860
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