We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Restaurant Botanica

Travellers' Choice award winner
₹₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 6574 7229
Today
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

1,026 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,015: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with delicious food and attentive yet unpretentious staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Helpful?
Thank Abinmillie
Green Point, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited Restaurant Botanica several times and have enjoyed ourselves every time. This visit was for dinner which was an absolute delight. We were attended by the lovely Carmen who was friendly, helpful and very efficient. We will most definitely be back again on our next stay at the Hunter.

Helpful?
Thank LeeNLindy O
Level Contributor
88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful venue with great food! We all chose 2 courses from the menu and all we all managed to choose something different, every meal was excellent (yes we were passing forks around the table but too good not to share)! The staff are friendly and the wine selection is extensive. A must visit if you wish to enjoy something special.

Helpful?
Thank Gabriele M
Sydney, NSW
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second time to Restaurant Botanica and it lived up to our memory. Awesome food, great wine menu, terrific service. We did the three course option. Will definitely be back!

Helpful?
Thank Gillie09
Sydney
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful lunch we had! From the amuse-bouche to the dessert was fantastic. I had the beef cheek that absolutely melts in the mouth. And the delicate lavender and blueberry dessert. Staff is very lovely and was very helpful. Will definitely go back to this place.

Helpful?
Thank Phil B
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing 10 out of 10 service View was beautiful All waitstaff friendly and welcomed you with a smile Not one problem with having my 5 year old daughter there for dinner she was welcomed which makes the experiences being a parent very nice. Would highly recommended to family and friends . Will be going back. Dessert was my... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kim S
Varsity Lakes, Australia
Level Contributor
95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and good food. Enjoyed the scallop entree, duck pate, lamb main and beignets. The dessert is worth a special mention - Beignets, hazelnut, apple, mascarpone, pedro ximinez, brown butter ice cream. The staff were most accommodating and moved us inside from the covered verandah because of the loud music made conversation difficult. Apparently only on Sunday lunch -... More 

Helpful?
Thank JGqld1945
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for dinner a couple of weeks ago with a group of 8. We all had three courses and wine. All good was delicious, the duck pate' was a favourite on the table. Best espresso martinis I have had, and gorgeous atmosphere with friendly staff! I especially love the fire and lounges at the entrance and would love... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gabrielle B
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off the service is excellent. We stayed at the adjoining Spicers hotel so ate three meals here. The staff were friendly, helpful and engaging. The food is delicious and creative, with portions reasonably sized for this kind of restaurant. It is however a bit pricey, but not overly so. One of us is vegetarian and their separate vegetarian menu... More 

Helpful?
Thank rosskki
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a Sunday night dinner location and found this place. Set in beautiful surrounds, the staff were friendly, helpful and knew when to be around. However, all that is incidental to the food. We were looking for a fine dining experience and this was it. The food was exceptional. What else can I say? Beautifully presented, timed... More 

Review collected in partnership with ASUS 12 W8 IE Bookmark

Helpful?
Thank Paul J

Travellers who viewed Restaurant Botanica also viewed

Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
 
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
 
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
Pokolbin, Greater Newcastle
 

Been to Restaurant Botanica? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 42
Cuisine
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6574 7229
  • This restaurant is at Spicers Vineyards Estate
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Restaurant Botanica and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Restaurant Botanica staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?