The Botanist Kirribilli

The Botanist Kirribilli: Hours, Address, The Botanist Kirribilli Reviews: 4/5

The Botanist Kirribilli
4
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The area
Address
How to get there
  • Milsons Point • 2 min walk
  • North Sydney • 9 min walk
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4.0
81 reviews
Excellent
38
Very good
27
Average
12
Poor
3
Terrible
1

Dirk
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
Unique and Very Good
May 2021 • Friends
Have heard people raving about this place and now know why. Unusual, slim and eclectic menu did not disappoint. Share plates include houmos, steak, croquettes and the 2 daily desserts (including a pineapple tiramisu) all recommended for flavour and presentation. Service good. Reasonable price. My only gripe is I hate sitting on stools- not sure what the attraction or benefit of them is over chairs. At a table for 4 I was able to rest my back against a raised cushioned couch- while 2 others endured stools.

Sunday lunch 3/4 plus full restaurant .

We will be back.
Written May 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Neil C
Sydney, Australia815 contributions
A Kirribilli icon for years now..
Aug 2020 • Couples
The Botanist has been a Kirribilli icon for years now and in various other incarnations, including a ‘Gentleman’s Lunch Club’ the property has been a restaurant/bar for decades before that (no I never went there then, but I heard the stories!).

Nowadays, it still gets a good crowd, of predominantly younger people. The barmen are highly skilled and work from a good selection, especially exotic Gins. Try their ‘local Negroni’!

The atmosphere is lovely with very subdued lighting. The food is very tasty albeit it a bit pricey for what it is and the waitstaff are warm, welcoming and efficient.

Sadly though; not true for the maitre ‘d who is preoccupied at best. On our last visit, we stood for an uncomfortable amount of time politely waiting to be acknowledged and him to finish fiddling with his phone. He ignored us and I eventually said ‘good evening’ and remarked, somewhat cheekily, that I was sorry to interrupt, only to be told his ‘shift hadn’t started yet’. Strange though, he was standing at his usual station, vetting the arrivals.

As a local and on previous recent occasions, three in the last month or so, he was equally gruff. With all the wonderful people in this industry tragically out of work during this terrible Pandemic, a better natured individual might well serve in that most important welcoming role.

Regardless, The Botanist is indeed a really great spot for a meal or just a quick drink, before heading out and I still would definitely recommend you pay it a visit.
Written September 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,214 contributions
Good cuisine
Aug 2020 • Friends
Somewhat noisy venue, but tasty cuisine. Very popular, more girly place for females to gather over shared meal.
Written August 16, 2020
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Patrick H
Normanville, Australia26 contributions
Super Sunday Lunch
Jan 2020 • Friends
We needed a place for lunch before flying out and The Botanist came up on all our searches, lucky for us. We had a wonderful lunch with a selection of beautifully presented and delicious dishes with great service too, definitely recommend
Written January 18, 2020
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Susan F
42 contributions
Excellent service & food
Jan 2020 • Couples
Staying nearby at Kirribilli and discovered this lovely restaurant for dinner
Quaint and aesthetically pleasing in decor & ambience
Service was outstanding friendly & very attentive
Food was very delicious & fresh
Drinks were a bit slow to arrive and a bit noisy but once busy period subsided was back to a relaxed atmosphere
Really enjoyed & highly recommend
Written January 7, 2020
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PamAlbury
Albury, Australia758 contributions
Fine if you like share plates
Jan 2020
I don’t - so let’s get than out of the way first; and I wasn’t warned it would be share plates only when I reserved a table. Apart from that, the food was lovely even thought it didn’t arrive as requested. Service was good.
Rachel looked after us very well.
Written January 4, 2020
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Judy M
Sydney 24 contributions
Cocktail Masterclass - First Class!
Dec 2019 • Business
Our group of 5 were warmly greeted and looked after by Isaac, who spent the next couple of hours sharing tips and tricks on making the perfect cocktail. We were coached and encouraged along the way and had time to chat and laugh and enjoy the experience.

We shared a cheese platter, some chips and empanadas. They were happy to modify dishes to suit our vegan colleague. Even the cocktail were Vegan friendly by using aquafaba instead of egg whites.

I highly recommend trying this class which can be arranged for a minimum of 4 people. You pick the cocktails and yes - you get to drink them too!! Will be coming back here soon. Thanks Isaac!!
Written December 4, 2019
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Sydney243
Milsons Point, Australia113 contributions
Fathers Day lunch
Sep 2019 • Friends
Love this restaurant! Great atmosphere, lovely setting and the food is wonderful. Tapas style share plates with a really good variety of dishes. A free drink for my husband for Fathers Day was a very nice touch.
Written September 8, 2019
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DoubleJ250
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Sumptuous food, outstanding service and a wonderful ambience
May 2019
The Botanist at Kirribilli is our go to restaurant especially when we're attending a performance at the Ensemble. We've taken friends and family along to enjoy the delights and all have been impressed. The menu is full of enticing treats which are amazingly prepared and served. The chef really knows how to make astonishing cauliflower and brussel sprout dishes! The cocktails are delicious and the range of boutique beers is exciting. We've never been disappointed.
Written August 28, 2019
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Russell P
Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions
Hidden gem
Aug 2019 • Family
What an amazing find. We stumbled upon this only two minutes walk from the Milsons Point station.

Amazing food, great vibe, perfect portion sizes. And live music on Sundays that was just pleasant.

You won't be disappointed.
Written August 6, 2019
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