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Restaurant Botanica

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 6574 7229
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got the shuttle from sister Spicer's property (Guest house) to Vineyards to dine at Botanica. From greeting to leaving service was personable and attentive without being overreaching - just right. Thanks Diane - you made our evening. Food was of the (expected) high standard....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank martyjoe
Reviewed 4 days ago

we had an exceptional meal with very knowledge wait staff the meal was 3 courses and could not fault anything

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank D8423LPdeborahc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food 9/10 Ambience 9/10 Wine Pairing 9/10 Attitude of the brown haired waitress with glasses 1/10 Decided to go there for a date night on the evening of 26th, we called in to make a last minute reservation, however the lovely manager had no problem...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Natália M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a faultless lunch here - there was absolutely nothing to criticise at all! We were greeted and shown to a lovely table by Amber who had the perfect balance of professionalism and rapport with the customers. The food throughout was superb - starting...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ruby067
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not cheap I admit. But with the warm bread complimentary radish finally made me give 5 stars. Great service. It was a late lunch on Sunday. We went after a wine tour feeling exhausted. But it is such a relaxed environment we managed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cassini2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for dinner after seeing highly rated reviews. So dissappointed. Food was so bland and tasteless. Our crab in some sort of broth was fishy -horrible. Dessert was so boring. We left very unsatisfied. This resteraunt is so over rated. We left upset over having...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank embritty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what a great lunch. Food is amazing, service was good, live music was also a unexpected bonus . Lovely views across the vineyard. Tough way to spend an afternoon in the Hunter. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank woofiedo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a flawless lunch here today. Service was absolutely impeccable, friendly and fun but the consummate professional, Amber would grace any fine dining restaurant we've been to! The food was all beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. Lovely touches like complimentary sparkling...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AJSLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to have date night at botanica after a stop in at a vineyard to pick up some wines. Had a great night with fantastic food and wines but what really made the experience great was our waitress. She was highly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 61ashleighb
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Lovely to see a restaurant that is so inclusive for everyone’s needs, it’s so refreshing to see a menu dedicated to vegetarians and vegans. We loved the food . The service was friendly , warm and accommodating . Wonderful experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 243jenif
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September 14, 2018|
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Response from chrisnP6511ZM | Reviewed this property |
Hi Fantill, Botanica isn't open on Mondays and not dog friendly , if you choose to take your dog, Nana Kerrs , the Deck cafe at Gartelmans Winery is very good and pet friendly also Emersons Restaurant and Ironbark Hill Hope... More
August 1, 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
  • Value
Average prices
$35 - $42
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6574 7229
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  • This restaurant is at Spicers Vineyards Estate
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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