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“Delish!”

Restaurant Botanica
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Ranked #3 of 74 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $42
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
“Delish!”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, food and wine. Service was great too. The perfect place for a special date or a catchup with a group of great friends.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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“Fantastic food, service & location”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

I was shocked at how young the waitresses were, but they were kind, knowledgeable and very efficient. The food was amazing, perfect even and so prompt to come out to us. Loved the location - I would definitely go back.

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice food, quite area”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Seared scallop for starters with an interesting foam sauce. Delicious gnocchi with prawn in a complex interesting sauce. Great home grown salad a magnificent house Chardonnay. Took the new Hunter expressway which made it very accessible. Very nice quite country surrounds. Recommend the verandah on a warm day. Very unpretentious and good value if you are looking for a great weekend lunch.

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Faultless”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

This was by far the best restaurant I have been to in a long time. Everything about this restaurant was excellent. The food, location, the service, the wine list…. everything! It's one of my favourite restaurants and will definitely be going back again. A must if visiting the Hunter.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Staying at Spicers”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had both dinner and breakfast at Botanica as part of a weekday overnight package. The food was delicious and the staff attentive. They have their own vegie patch and you can taste the freshness of the ingredients. Breakfast was a set menu but everything was good and there was a fair variety in pastries, fruit and eggs. The setting is very peaceful and it is great just to stroll from your room to dinner and not have to drive anywhere. If you're not staying at Spicers I still think this restaurant is one to try.

Visited February 2014
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