144 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

7.6
144 reviews
Recommended
(7.6)
Food
(7.7)
Service
(7.4)
Value for money
(7.0)
Atmosphere
(7.8)

dined on Sat, 10 Nov 2018

(10)
Love the Bot come here often and it’s always a good time- great that they now have Carlton on tap

dined on Wed, 31 Oct 2018

(8)
Food was nice without being amazing

dined on Mon, 21 Jan 2019

(9)
Great food and atmosphere
Glynnis Robinson

dined on Thu, 13 Dec 2018

(5)
We have dined at the Botanical on countless occasions and have always found it to be a fabulous evening out. It is quite an expensive venue, but that has never bothered us because the location, the excellent food and great ambience has always allowed us to easily justify the cost. Last night the food was just as good as ever, but the service was utterly abysmal. We waited 20 mins for water, 30 mins for our 1st round of drinks, 40 mins to see a menu, and had to constantly keep fighting to get our waiter's attention to place additional orders in the course of the night . This level of service is utterly unacceptable anywhere, and most certainly at a venue like the Botanical. We left feeling hugely disappointed and will certainly not just be heading back routinely as we have done for the past few years. I really think management needs to get its act together. Don't spoil your great reputation with this level of slackness!

dined on Sun, 2 Dec 2018

(6)
Very limited lunch menu. Not a single salad on tge menu

dined on Thu, 15 Nov 2018

(7)
Thursday night is specials night for a fabulous steak and beer/wine for $25.

dined on Thu, 18 Oct 2018

(2)
Worst meal ever, staff unfriendly and couldn't be bothered, so disappointed with everything about the place. Would never go there again.

dined on Sat, 13 Oct 2018

(9)
Great atmosphere

dined on Thu, 11 Oct 2018

(6)
Restaurant was very busy, seemed a bit under staffed. Table allocated to us was not the best even after booking very early. One of the meals has not great but to the credit of waiter, took the meal off the bill.
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About The Botanical

Classic South Yarra dining Welcome to one of South Yarra’s most sophisticated eating and drinking destinations. Positioned conveniently on the Domain Road shopping strip and opposite the beautiful Botanic Gardens and famous Tan running track, The Botanical is one of Melbourne’s go-to destinations for a morning coffee, beautiful dinner or drinks. The bistro caters for those in need of a caffeine and brekkie fix or a casual lunch or dinner, the more formal dining room that runs alongside the dining room serves up provincial French and Mediterranean cuisine, while the bar at back is the place for a relaxed drink and catch up with mates. Some say it’s a relaxed wine bar, others say upmarket pub. But it’s much of a muchness. So whether you’re looking for somewhere to re-fuel after a sesh at the Tan, you’re in need of a drinks spot or you’ve got something to celebrate, The Botanical is somewhere to keep in mind. Best dish: confit ocean trout, squid ink prawn cracker, roast pumpkin, hazelnut crème fraiche

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