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Restaurant Botanica

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555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 6574 7229
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were ten friends celebrating a special big 0 birthday At Spicers Pokolbin Botanica restaurant The whole evening was special and the staff , including the manager and chef seemed to take delight in making this meal , truly memorable! we enjoyed various courses but...More

Thank pamelaedgehill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a group of 30 friends and everyone had a superb meal The was a guitarist playing which enhanced the ambiance Service each excellent food was extraordinary and the prices were reasonable

Thank Alandesmond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a 5 star restaurant, fine dining at it's absolute best, the table service was impeccable, the food left you wanting more, beautifully presented, everything on the plate was editable ie: the flowers, great matching wines. If you love fine dining and your in...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Restaurant Botanica last Sunday for lunch. We had received a gift voucher for my husband's 60th birthday and thought we would use it to take my Dad for an early Fathers Day lunch. We were seated with a lovely view out towards the...More

Thank karenplynch61
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We had dinner here whilst staying at Spicers. To put it simply WOW. We were lost for words at just how wonderful the food was at dinner. We also enjoyed breakfast both mornings we stayed and again, the food was above & beyond our expectations....More

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

from arrival throughout the evening the service from the manager and her staff was fantastic. We were made to feel as though we were the only ones they had to look after. the food was 5 star and and a credit to the chefs. This...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner during a recent stay. Great food and friendly, attentive service. Very impressive wine list.

Thank Getaway689730
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The restaurant and views were very beautiful and on a sunny Sunday, lunch was shaping up to be just perfect for a friend's birthday. Had heard that others had found the service a little off, but we were in for a great celebration lunch. It...More

1  Thank gourmetladies
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We are returning Spicers quests, we stayed on premises. We had dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. The setting and the atmosphere are just perfect for a relaxing weekend. Our dinner was fantastic, amazingly presented exquisite delicious food and the service...More

1  Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

A group of us usually come to the Hunter each year & dine at Botanica. As usual this was fine dining & a great dining experience. The meals were all excellent including the slow cooked beef cheeks & the trout. The bugs & gnocchi entree...More

1  Thank Richard D
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14 September 2018|
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Response from Chris N | Reviewed this property |
Hi Fantill, Botanica isn't open on Mondays and not dog friendly , if you choose to take your dog, Nana Kerrs , the Deck cafe at Gartelmans Winery is very good and pet friendly also Emersons Restaurant and Ironbark Hill Hope... More
1 August 2016|
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Response from SpicersVineyards | Property representative |
Restaurant Botanica does serve breakfast but it is only for our guests who are staying at our onsite accommodation - Spicers Vineyard Estate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 42
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6574 7229
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  • This restaurant is at Spicers Vineyards Estate
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.
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