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The Botanist

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , Vegetarian Friendly
17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
+61 2 9954 4057
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 5 of us online, and were not told of any restriction on time. At confirmation , again, no indication of time restriction. However, when we were being seated , we were told we had the table for one and a...More

1  Thank Nic457
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Nic, thanks for much for taking the time to leave us such valuable feedback, your comments have been passed along to the management team so we can continuously improve. We're looking forward to welcoming you back next time! The Botanist Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar had an extensive choice of drinks with bar staff proficient at mixing and pouring drinks. It was a great spot to sit whilst waiting for our table. The shared table we were seated at was busy with the rest of the table made...More

Thank cassie997995
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Cassie, Thank you for such a thorough review. I am so pleased to know how comfortable you felt sipping away at the bar whilst the team were delivering epic drinks! We place a great emphasis on our drink offering and this is something we...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Consistently good place to go for food and drink based on a sharing range of food to suit most ! The ambience is cool and funky with music and the loud chatter of diners giving it a party feel. Certainly the coolest place in Kirribilli...More

Thank godfreyv2016
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! It's so great to hear you enjoy visiting us again and again, we appreciate your loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back next time. The Botanist.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch at The Botanist last Sunday. It was a baby shower for a friend. The food was amazing, the staff were perfectly considerate; attentive when we needed them and hands off when we didn't. We had two large tasting plates and...More

Thank Sarah G
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hi Sarah, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We loved hosting you all for the baby shower last Sunday, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food and music so much. Looking forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Great place for cocktails the beer is good, the atmosphere is buzzing and lively. Service was quick at the bar.

Thank franvickery
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for the great review Fran! We do love our cocktails at The Botanist, it's great to hear you enjoyed them and the atmosphere. See you next time! The Botanist

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

What a fun evening! Beautiful food, great service and great drink menu. Will definitely be back. Great for a date, a catch up or just because.

Thank Brannigans
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review! We are glad to hear you loved our dishes as much as we do! All your wonderful comments have been passed along to the team and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Kindest Regards, Matty

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

As other reviewers noted, it’s loud. Not for an intimate conversation. The vibe is cool though. We had drinks and dessert, the dessert and one of the drinks were very good, the other drink not so much. It’s not inexpensive. The staff is friendly. Worth...More

Thank World1000Traveller
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hey World1000Traveller, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We value your comments and feedback of both nature. We look forward to welcoming you back next time! Kindest Regards, Matty

Reviewed 12 July 2018

came unbooked after a great show at the Ensemble (Marjorie Prime) and even though the place was full the matre de found a place at the bar then a table when my wife arrived. Great cocktails, really scrumptious tapas. Atmosphere is electric. Many thanks.

Thank John M
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Wow thank you for the wonderful review John! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent trip to The Botanist (how great is Marjorie Prime?!) and look forward to welcoming you back next time. The Botanist Team.

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere and staff. Food is brilliant but cocktails even better. Try their gins and be guided by the bartender. Friendly place.

Thank smackinlay
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for the great review! We're so pleased to hear you liked the food and new cocktail list, we've passed your comments along to the team, they'll be thrilled. See you next time, The Botanist.

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Four of us visited Botanist and had a terrific meal with very pleasant wine. It was very noisy and so almost impossible to have a conversation without shouting. The noise adds to the great atmosphere which is one of a large number of people enjoying...More

Thank George L
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi George, It's great to hear you enjoyed the meal and wine! If only there were such a thing as an anti-screeching pledge! Although usually a good screech is a sign of a good time so we don't hate it too much. We look forward...More

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Believe it would be great, would need to book first, think it would buzzy and heaps of fun.......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Kirribilli
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9954 4057
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