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Total Score

8.5
1586 reviews
Recommended
(8.6)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(8.3)

dined on Sat, 14 Sep 2019

(9)
Great food and wine!
Thanks for letting us know Jo. We hope to welcome you back soon.
Matty - General Manager, The Botanist Kirribilli responded on Sun, 15 Sep 2019

dined on Tue, 3 Sep 2019

(8)
thanks for the friendly sevice
You're so welcome Caner, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you visit us again soon.
Matty - General Manager, The Botanist Kirribilli responded on Wed, 4 Sep 2019
James Whelan

dined on Mon, 2 Sep 2019

(10)
Cosy little place feels like it’s underground. Super friendly service and the food is excellent. Charcuterie board is massive. Beware. It’s a meal for 2 not a snack!
Thanks so much for leaving us a review James! They ream will be pumped to read this. Come back for a visit soon, we're look forward to it.
Matty - General Manager, The Botanist Kirribilli responded on Thu, 5 Sep 2019

dined on Tue, 27 Aug 2019

(10)
We keep returning to The Botanist because the food and service we receive is exemplary. We always order something different every time we visit and we haven’t found a dish we don’t like.
Nicole! What a fabulous review to read, the team will be ecstatic! We're so glad to hear thats the experience you leave us with. We look forward to your next visit.
Matty - General Manager, The Botanist Kirribilli responded on Thu, 29 Aug 2019

dined on Sun, 18 Aug 2019

(10)
The most phenomenal and unique food. Wine list brought ratings down slightly but the food, service and ambiance were exceptional. Sunday arvo had someone playing live music in the background. Would highly recommend.
We loved hosting you guys! You were such lovely guests to welcome in. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments, we're so glad to hear what a great experience you had. I'd love to hear your opinions on the wine, feel free to send them through to matty@thebotanist.com.au. We can't wait to welcome you back in again next time.
Matty - General Manager, The Botanist Kirribilli responded on Mon, 19 Aug 2019
Craig Duly

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

(7)
Overall a good experience, but I felt the service let the overall experience down. We sat down then had to get the attention of the waiter to order a drink. Didn’t come after 10 minutes so got up and had to order again, still very slow. I will say the service improved after the initial frustrations.
Hey Craig, Thanks for taking the time to feedback to us, we welcome both types of feedback to always endeavour to always stay ahead of the game. I apologise for the shortfalls you encountered at the beginning of your experience with us, I will investigate this matter further to find out what happened as it would never be our intention to keep our guests waiting. Thanks for bringing this to our attention and I do hope to welcome you back on another occasion.
Matty - General Manager, The Botanist Kirribilli responded on Sat, 27 Jul 2019
Sharon Connolly

dined on Mon, 22 Jul 2019

(10)
As always - everything was great - I’m s frequent visitor
.... and we love welcoming you in Sharon! Thanks for your lovely words. See you soon.
Matty - General Manager responded on Wed, 24 Jul 2019

dined on Sat, 20 Jul 2019

(9)
Bustling loud venue but group share menu was excellent and service was good. Meal a bit rushed to leave within the 2 hour window.
Thanks so much for leaving us a review Jacqui, it is very well received. We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us and hope to welcome you back again.
Matty - General Manager, The Botanist Kirribilli responded on Sat, 7 Sep 2019

dined on Wed, 17 Jul 2019

(9)
Great service and atmosphere - have been many a time and still enjoy it as much!
Thats so great to hear! Thanks for taking the time to let us know, we're glad thats what you think! We look forward to your next visit.
Matty - General Manager responded on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

dined on Fri, 12 Jul 2019

(9)
The food and service here was excellent. It has a cosy but lively atmosphere with quite dim lighting. I would definitely go back.
Hey Claire! We're pumped to hear how well you were looked after and how much of a good experience you had. We look forward to your next visit.
Matty - General Manager, The Botanist Kirribilli responded on Sat, 13 Jul 2019
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We're your go-to venue for drinking and dining post-ceremony to ensure your entire day is as easy and enjoyable as possible. We request that you provide your credit card details to secure your booking. Cancellation policy: In the event of a 'no-show' or your numbers decrease without at least 24 hours notice via email, you may be charged a no-show fee for your reservation which is guaranteed to the value of $20 per person. For booking amendments or cancellations, please contact the venue directly at info@thebotanist.com.au In partnership with Simple Ceremonies
Min. people
4
When
04 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2020
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About The Botanist Kirribilli

Gather at the foot of the Bridge... ​Kirribilli’s first small bar from the team behind Bondi Hardware, SoCal & The Butler has all the DNA of a loud and lively bar, but it also synthesises all we've come to expect from contemporary Sydney restaurants: the lighting is glow-in-the-dark low, the tables and chairs are high-rise with stools, and the food runs from sliders to pizzas to pan fried haloumi and all manner of share plates. Expect to see detail with a botanical and exploratory theme, the boys have made reference to eccentric, globetrotting English botanist named Gerard Fothergill, who moved to Australia late in life and ran a small bookshop on the now Botanist site until his death in 1932. The travels of the illustrious botanist have informed the charming logo (pith helmet, spectacles, bow tie), in the cocktail list, and in chef Timo Vogel’s appropriately globetrotting menu. The Botanist is a welcome addition to Kirribilli, there hasn’t been a spot this hot for a casual mid-week catch up with friends before. Thank you Carroll & Watts. Best dish: Lamb kofta or king crab and prawn sliders.

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