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“top class resturant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Botanica

Restaurant Botanica
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Ranked #3 of 73 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $42
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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.
Sydney, Australia
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429 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“top class resturant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed here in 2003 for our honeymoon & returned to the restaurant. The food was exceptional and not badly priced, for the serving size. Any less it would have been expensive. Like all restaurants, the wine prices are over the top & people would dink more is it wasn't double or triple what you buy direct

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank SimonSandra N
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Hello SimonSandra N,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are very proud of our food and glad to hear you thought it was exceptional. Look forward to spoiling you again soon.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp

Restaurant Supervisor
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Imperia, Italy
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Divine Food and Wonderful Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

I went here for dinner with work friends and was met by wonderful friendly staff who not only provided excellent service throughout our evening but had a fabulous understanding of the menu and wine list and matched wines to our dishes and our preferred styles of wine. The portion sizes were perfect and I thoroughly enjoyed the stuffed zucchini flowers however the venison for mains was definitely the show stealer- DIVINE! The wines matched to these were definitely perfect and all of us remarked how prefect our dishes were- we had to have a mini try of each others! From the homemade artisan breads and amuse bouche at the start to the marshmallows with the bill- thought, care and passion has gone into this restaurant and dining experience, all that is left to say is- I certainly recommend this restaurant!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank HelenBarbour33
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Hi Helen,

Thank you for sharing your experience and for choosing to dine at Restaurant Botanica. We place a lot of emphasis on showcasing produce from our own extensive garden and promoting an organic and green country experience, and we're delighted to hear you were able to experience that. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

Clare Bremerkamp,
Restaurant Supervisor
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Atlanta
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

Absolutely outstanding in every way, from the delightful staff to the fabulous food. We will probably be back tomorrow night. Thank you to all who made our evening so memorable.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank aussiemum54
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear LittleHamlet, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. So glad to hear that you enjoyed the night of your birthday with us. It was our absolute pleasure to spoil you and your guests on your special day. We hope to see you again soon.

Clare Bremerkamp,
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“Perfect for a celebration!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I went out to celebrate my birthday in the hunter valley and it was perfect! The waitstaff were very attentive and the food as always was spectacular! Botanica is a great choice out in the hunter valley for good food, delicious wine and friendly service!

Thanks again for a wonderful night!

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Thank LittleHamlet
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very average.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

Dined here on recommendation of tripadvisor. Food was average and arrived cold and service slow. Didn't live up to the hype we found better in the Hunter Valley.

Visited May 2014
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