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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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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
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1 - 10 of 242 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Quaint bar restaurant. When entering and going down the narrow stairs almost thought I was using a secret entrance, however it was the correct one to use. Food was delicious and came quickly as we had a theater show to see.

Thank Miriam L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stepping down the narrow steps into this cozy den is always a treat. High tables and bar stools for just drinks or sit at the long bar. The bar is stocked with about 10 good gins and they suggest mixing or neat options. Further into...More

Thank Robyn W
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad to hear you had a great experience during your recent visit. All your wonderful comments regarding the food, service & staff have been passed along to the team. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A night out with our son while in Sydney. On positives, this restaurant had very good and friendly staff, the setting and seating were great, with us sitting at the communal table which worked well. The drinks were very good, with a great range of...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been here last year and like it so I decided to come back and it was as good as I remembered. This time around, we shared the beer bartered fries, which were so crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the...More

Thank Francois D
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for all the amazing comments Francois! We're so glad to hear that your recent visit was as good as your first! All your wonderful comments regarding the food have been passed along to the team. It's great to hear your enjoyed our live Sunday...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had two rounds of the cocktails. Good variety of very tasty and delicious drinks. Highly recommended. Lots of pretty Sydney sides girls was a bonus.

Thank Lord_Espos_69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of North Sydney down at Milsons point station (across the road) in a an old victorian corner property. One descends into the property down a very narrow set of stairs and into a very cool...More

Thank kangatraveller
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the amazing review! We're so glad to hear you had a great time during your recent visit! The beef is one of our favourite dishes and we are about to launch our new delicious food & cocktail menu. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed March 7, 2018

Had a great meal at The Botanist, I was slightly surprised as it was very crowded but for some reason it was not noisy, so good acoustics. Food was very good, we had a Tapas plate, wine was well matched, no wonder it was crowded...More

Thank Onagoodthing
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad to hear about your great experience & happy to hear you enjoyed the food & wine selection. We hope to see you back at The Botanist again soon!

Reviewed March 2, 2018

Indeed the entry is a 'hole in the wall' with a narrow staircase down to a couple of smallish rooms. This creates a good vibe but in such a confined space the volume of noise is very high. The food is above average. We had...More

2  Thank WellTravelledAussie2
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Oververpriced and something you would expect as “ a whole in the Wall” in the CBD. It would have some appeal there but not in beautiful Kirribilli. Really has nothing going for it unless you are under 25, spending more than you can afford just...More

Thank Ben P
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Hi Ben, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear you felt you had a negative experience & didn't enjoy your recent visit to our venue. We strive to always deliver a welcoming & positive atmosphere for...More

Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Great set up and amazing staff, especially the bar staff and their knowledge of cocktails but not only the ones in their menu.

Thank Borisbokal
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Thanks for the great review! We hope to welcome you back for a couple of cocktails again soon!

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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, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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