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Restaurant Botanica
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Ranked #3 of 74 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $42
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Maitland, Australia
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260 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Staff excellent food divine wine enjoyable. There was not one thing I disliked about this place. We had the 5 course meal and enjoyed all courses.

Visited August 2014
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Thank amandamaree21
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Hi Goagin,

Thank you for the Superb review! We're glad to hear that you were able experience the 5 course Signature menu. It is a wonderful way to sample many of the beautiful dishes our chefs create.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Restaurant Botanica.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Supervisor
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well deserved #1 tripadvisor ranking”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had what we both considered one of the best dining experiences we've had together last night. We both had a 3 course dinner, which we are still raving about - especially the most amazing Beef Carpaccio that I've ever tasted - but it was the setting, ambience and the most friendliest, knowledgeable and courtiest staff that will have us telling all our friends and family about and that will see us coming back again very soon!

Helpful?
Thank Mick W
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Hi Mick,

Great to hear that you and your wife had an amazing (if not one of the best) dining experiences at our beautiful restaurant. We would be most pleased to welcome you both back very soon, thank you for sharing your experience.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Supervisor
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Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“"you're welcome"”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

the restaurant has a slightly weird atmosphere - a mix of high and low end as if the owners are trying to cover all bases. but the staff were all friendly and knowledgeable although somehwat fake: the parrot like "you're welcome" seemed to ring out every secound. the food was very good - lots of time in creation of sauces and flavour bases and beautifully cooked meats, etc. there was nothing startlingly excellent about the dishes but they were all a delight to eat.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Phil T
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Hi Phil,

Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful meals that our chefs create. Our team are very passionate about our food and wine and are always happy to pass on that knowledge to our guests.
We look forward to seeing you again soon for some more delightful meals.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Supervisor
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It was very dispointing.”
Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

I trusted the review and when to Botanica. But it was quite disappointed.
The first course was scallops...they were big but tasteless.
Second course was beef cheek. Very nice but so heavily matched with mash potatoes. Can only need half then must order a tea to wash it down.
Third was the dessert. Rocky mountain. Super super sweet.

I when to try it because of the reviews. But was very disappointed. I when back to my favourite restaurant Muse. The food was as amazing as I remember it.

Helpful?
Thank Martha M
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Thank you Martha for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. The entire team are extremely saddened to hear that you didn't enjoy your dining experience with us as much as our other guests have.

At Restaurant Botanica, we pride ourselves on doing the simple things really well. Our focus is on beautiful fresh produce, most of which is grown in our very own garden; coupled with an extensive wine list showcasing some of the best wines of the Hunter Valley.

We love to provide warm and friendly service and make each of our guests have a wonderful dining experience. We hope you choose to dine with us again, please feel free to contact myself personally so I can ensure that your next experience is everything that you would like it to be.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Supervisor
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Mackay, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Local and Fresh and Special”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Friendly staff, great complimentary items (breads, amuse bouch (mouth teaser, and finishing treat). Excellent meals, enjoying local and very fresh produce. Loved it.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Kelly S
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SpicersVineyards, Restaurant Supervisor at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Hi Kelly,

It is wonderful to hear that you had a special dining experience with us recently. We pride ourselves on fresh and organic produce (mostly from our own garden) prepared to showcase the freshness of the product. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests were able to enjoy and appreciate that freshness.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Supervisor
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