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“Great potential poorly executed”
Review of Botanical Cafe

Botanical Cafe
Ranked #420 of 1,352 Restaurants in Perth
Cuisines: Australian, Cafe
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great potential poorly executed”
Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Location is stunning. Atmosphere is great - alfresco with a nice breeze for breakfast. Sadly, the counter staff were totally indifferent -even eating & drinking their coffee while taking orders. Most looked like they didn't want to be there. Maybe that's the attitude where repeat tourist business doesn't matter. You can watch the chefs preparing the food. Again, with hands all over the scrambled eggs it leave you wondering!

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase Aussie hospitality. Sadly it has been totally missed!

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English first
Solihull, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Not tried the food”
Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Only been here a couple of times after walking around the park and needing a drink. Both times the staff were attentive and pleasant, but cannot judge the food.

Visited February 2014
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“No drinks without food after 5pm”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Our family needed a drink after visiting the Botanic Garden and wanted a few beers before heading off into Northbridge for dinner. We were told that because it was after 5pm, we could only have drinks if we also ordered food, so we ordered one portion of fries and a round of drinks for 6 people to comply with their rule!

Although we cannot comment on their selection of food as we only ordered fries, the service was friendly and good. There is a help yourself trough of ice and water inside (near the bar/order area) with jugs and glasses. We sat outside which was very pleasant.

  • Visited February 2014
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Perth, Australia
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335 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Must be a different chef.....”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had burgers which were excellent and calamari which was also good.
Very busy but staff are not attentive....the chef caught our eye and sent staff over. He came over to apologise that the girls were not watching their customers.
Great location

  • Visited December 2013
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Perth, Australia
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“The view was the best part”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

We visited around lunch time, there were five of us and we were trying to choose between the two food choices available in this area.
My family chose Botanical Cafe as it seemed clean and the seating looked nicer and the other area was more of a takeaway type food.
We sat at a table outside as all the ones inside were full, first we had to put napkins under the table leg to stop the rocking, and the chairs are very hard if your there a while.
You go in and order, which was no problem but was told there was quite a wait for our food to be ready, and the service was reasonably friendly (we had a young lady who nearly smiled), but the food was the biggest let down, I had ordered the chicken burger with fries and salad as did my partner, It was the worst tasting chicken burger I've had and the tiny serve of fries in a little basket was laughable, My brother in law had Fish and Chips with a couple small pieces of fish and a lot of chips in a wooden box.
Next time we visit Kings Park for lunch we know which side we will choose.

  • Visited November 2013
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