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The Botanist

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
+61 2 9954 4057
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00:00 - 12:00
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Mon 16:00 - 12:00
Tue - Sun 00:00 - 12:00
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been to the Botanist a number of times. Fabulous food, great service and a fantastic wine list. Hard to get into because it's so popular, so best make a booking in advance! Just what the area needed.

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Thank Emma M
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited recently as a party of 5 for a friend's birthday. The staff were great, service really good, especially Lee the manager - most helpful and cool. We had the most awesome margaritas, great bar food (sliders, tacos, guacamole, chips etc). The bar is downstairs and has really nice ambience, nice mix of people, cool decor and good vibe.... More 

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Thank kibrannan
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, ambience & service. Great drinks list & staff very attentive.A little noisy but a great night. Everybody super happy.

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Thank Trevor L
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Trevor! Hope to have you in again soon. The Botanist. More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located so close to the Maranui and the Spruce Goose I have no idea why anyone would visit the Botanist. I had such high hopes for a new local Cafe and looked forward to our first Saturday breakfast there. On arrival we thought it looked a little busy but there were plenty of tables left so we sat down and... More 

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Thank Richard F
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this review

Hi Richard, Thanks for taking the time to post a review - however we fear you have us mixed up with a different location - we are located in Kirribilli in Sydney, Australia and don't offer breakfast on any day. If you're ever in town, we'd love to have you in. Hope you have a great day. The Botanist. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cocktails were epic, food was absolutely delicious (possibly one of the best pizzas we have had and the beer battered chips were to die for), atmosphere ie unbelievable and the service was on point. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Benjamin P
ApplejackHospitality, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this review

Benjamin you are too kind! Thanks for the visit. Hope to have you in again soon. The Botanist. More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find. The atmosphere truly fabulous, staff extremely knowledgable not too mention fun. The food is simply amazing and just love the laid back tapas effect. A fantastic place to have long laid back lunch.

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Thank Catherine D
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This has been on my list to do for a while and i recently had my mum over to visit and thought it would be perfect. It was an extremely hot day so at first we were a bit reluctant maybe thinking somewhere outside would have been better and coming in from the bright sun it was slightly dark. However... More 

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Thank alli123
Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

the hospitality displayed by the botanist was right on! the medi-moroccan menu is interesting and serves fairly generous and delicious! the bar staff know their stuff (although charging the full amount for a mocktail was a bit off-color)

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Thank sprend s
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Been here a number of times - food is great and always a buzzing atmosphere.... shame the the tap beer has gone tho'

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Thank RobbieGinSydney
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great Sunday vibes . Live music busy but not crowded Helpful staff great wine list and the food simple original and very tasty Great all around . A must try

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Thank Vincent G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 12:00
Monday
16:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 12:00
Thursday
00:00 - 12:00
Friday
00:00 - 12:00
Saturday
00:00 - 12:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?