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“Dined with friends”

Restaurant Botanica
Ranked #3 of 77 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $42
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Had a beautiful dinner with friends during the Christmas break. The menu was good with plenty of options. The wine list extensive with quite a few of the smaller boutique wine makers listed which is much better than the larger mass produced company's.
Service was all you could ask for....friendly, prompt and never far away. Drinks were arriving at a steady pace, not like some places where you struggle to get service once or twice during a meal.
The price was very good @ $75 for 3 courses

All in all Botanica has a great reputation and it didn't disappoint.

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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We went with a group of friends. All our meals were delicious. The scallops were massive, the duck and steak were moist. One of the best restaurants I've dinned at recently. A nice Jem in the Hunter.

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SpicersVineyards, Owner at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Dear Skim_1

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are pleased you found your little gem in the Hunter and can't wait to welcome you back again!

Have a great Holiday season!

Kind Regards,

The Restaurant Botanica family! xxx

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

part of my week long birthday celebrations, Botanica excelled with delicious food, great service, and a charming view at sunset. Will remain on our fave restaurant list!

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SpicersVineyards, Owner at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Boheme9 - we are so pleased to have shared in your birthday celebrations and to now become one of your favourite restaurants!!

Come and visit again soon so we can spoil you again!!

Your Restaurant Botanica friends!! xxx

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Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We always love dining at restaurant Botanica. The food is always fresh and delicious, the staff friendly and knowledgable about the produce and wines. The ambiance is just stunning. We dined at Botanica last Thursday night. As entree I had the crispy skinned ocean trout and for main had the hoisin smoked lamb both were amazing. I also had a side of fresh garden vegetables which were all picked that afternoon from botanicas very own vegetable garden. As the night went on, my fiancé and I decided this was the best venue for our wedding and reception. We are now going to be married at Spicers vineyards estate at Restaurant Botanica. Over the last few days of organizing our wedding the owners, management and staff have been wonderful and helpful with our requests and I believe they are just as excited as we are. We are looking forward to our February wedding. I know my big day will be perfect as all of my past experiences at Restaurant Botanica have always been beyond amazing.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

I have dinned in many places in the hunter valley but nothing beats this place. The food and service in this restaurant are just Devine! Christie and Emma are so attentive and friendly. We will visit again.

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SpicersVineyards, Owner at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Foodlovers8 - what a lovely review!! Emma and Christie were wrapped to read your comments and as you discovered - just love looking after our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back again sooner rather than later!

Belinda, Mark and the Botanica team xxx

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