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The Botanist

17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
+61 2 9954 4057
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We dined in a group of 6; selected the Banquet menu which was delicious, especially the cauliflower. Olives and spinach dip were the let down. Service was perfunctory until we were given the wrong wine (poured without checking with us) and then rather than discount...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Edwina M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for creative cocktails and tasty tapas. The Smoke & Mirrors is delicious 😋 Helpful and knowledgeable bar staff. Only downside is it’s noisyMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KateO6765
ApplejackHospitality, General Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Kate, thank you so much for taking the time to feedback your thoughts. We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed the food and cocktails - our Smoke & Mirrors sure is a special one! All your comments have been taken on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi, been past the Botanist sooo many time always busy. I assume it must be GOOD. There on a business last night. We booked and must have spent between $3000 - $5000. Drinks were delivered in less than 2 minutes. Good service. Food - dreadful...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FirstTAEVER
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Five years on from my initial review, The Botanist functions at full capacity like a well-oiled machine. Arriving ahead of my party, I’m quickly settled at our table with the pair of Smoke & Mirrors ($18) I ordered at the bar delivered right to me....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jackie M
ApplejackHospitality, General Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Jackie! What can we say? Thank you so much for taking the time to give such detailed and constructive feedback. I am so pleased to hear how much you loved our banquet menu and all the delicious choices on it. Also good choice on the...More

Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

An absolutely gorgeous place for a long Sunday lunch with live music. The shared platters offer an extensive choice of delicious and creative food with plenty of options for gluten-free diners that everyone can enjoy. Chris and the drinks staff were all awesome! Friendly, knowledgeable...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Liina B
ApplejackHospitality, General Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Hey Liina! Thank you so much for kind words. I am so pleased to here that Chris looked after you so well and that you enjoyed our offerings. All your kind words have been passed on to the team and we very much look forward...More

Reviewed November 17, 2018

This was a great find in Kirribilli. The greeting was warm and welcoming. Paz our Host was attentive and efficient. The food came out in a timely manner and was delicious. It was easy, clean, friendly. Will be back for sure.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James_Francis66
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

Thanks for the great review Jafas! We're so glad to hear you had an amazing experience & loved the food and service! All your wonderful comments hav been passed along to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Oops I forgot to review this absolute gem. When anyone suggests dinner I automatically suggest the Botanist. It’s brilliant. Great tasty, healthy and thoughtful food. A warm welcome assured and not too offensive on the pocket especially given the great location. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kate14478
ApplejackHospitality, General Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Hey Kate, Thank you so much for the fist pumping review! I am so happy to learn how much you feel at home here and enjoy our offerings. I have passed all your lovely comments back to the team and very much look forward to...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018

We booked a table for 5 of us online, and were not told of any restriction on time. At confirmation , again, no indication of time restriction. However, when we were being seated , we were told we had the table for one and a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Nic457
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Hi Nic, thanks for much for taking the time to leave us such valuable feedback, your comments have been passed along to the management team so we can continuously improve. We're looking forward to welcoming you back next time! The Botanist Team.

Reviewed October 4, 2018

The bar had an extensive choice of drinks with bar staff proficient at mixing and pouring drinks. It was a great spot to sit whilst waiting for our table. The shared table we were seated at was busy with the rest of the table made...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cassie997995
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Hey Cassie, Thank you for such a thorough review. I am so pleased to know how comfortable you felt sipping away at the bar whilst the team were delivering epic drinks! We place a great emphasis on our drink offering and this is something we...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Consistently good place to go for food and drink based on a sharing range of food to suit most ! The ambience is cool and funky with music and the loud chatter of diners giving it a party feel. Certainly the coolest place in Kirribilli...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GODFREYSYD
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! It's so great to hear you enjoy visiting us again and again, we appreciate your loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back next time. The Botanist.

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Believe it would be great, would need to book first, think it would buzzy and heaps of fun.......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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