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“Very Special”

Botanic Gardens Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 1,837 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $73
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Awarded Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year at the Restaurant & Catering Awards 2017.
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Located in the middle of the Botanical Gardens we were met by a nice Security Guard at the closest gate to the restaurant for our dinner booking. This is a top end restaurant and should be on the location radar for taxi drivers. A restaurant sign on the gate and pathway lighting would also be helpful. Nevertheless it was a very nice evening albeit with only a few patrons which is surprising because the food and service were very good.

Thank greg_and_sue
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

After hours this location becomes an axclusive isolated retreat, nestled among huge trees with uplit accents. The architecture is old but pleasant especially without the surrounding daytime crowds.
Food is excellent, degustation menu was sampled and every dish was tasty, well complementing ingredients and simply presented without any mystery.
Wine list was limited but easy to find suitable quality with satisfying taste.
Service was attentive and helpful, without being too intrusive.
Return visits are a must !

Thank NeilandRyoko
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Just got home from a brilliant degustation 4 course lunch and every course was tasty and well explained and presented. Lucky we can walk there as the wine was also well chosen by our group from a good selection.

Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Was a good experience and had a beautiful scenery of the garden while you dine. The mains were over cooked and didn’t blow my socks off and also had to wait ages for food to come out. Even though there were highlights I wouldn’t recommend to someone else and wouldn’t go back to eat there

Thank Ainslett
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

The winter sun flickered through the trees of Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens as we walked to a delightfully delicious lunch. We were a threesome from interstate who were soon to be engulfed in an array of superbly fresh and in season flavours that ‘sedated’ our hunger for hours to come. A set-menu may not be everyone’s preference but rest assured each course is perfectly
proportioned to allow you to enjoy every bite. Advice from the waiter for a well paired wine was a spund decision.
There was great balance in the small menu and the staff excellent. We think the test for any restaurant, wherever you are in the world, is would you return and would you recommend it to others?
Our answer is a resounding ‘yes, please’.

Thank MJT195600
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