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The Man

Himself

The Botanist encompasses a worldly mix of tastes and concepts. Situated in the heart of Kirribilli, the site pays homage to Gerard Fothergill, a well-travelled pioneer in the study of plants and spices and their medicinal qualities.

The Botanist has embraced Gerard’s legacy in the form of fine produce, exotic spices, the spirit of adventure and a thirst for knowledge, easily quenched with a well-poured Botanist gin, just as Gerard would have liked it.

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Gerard Fothergill was born in the small English village of Barrington in 1868. His early explorations, at the request of Queen Victoria herself, saw him travel through Southern India and the Western Coast of Africa.

He also spent many years in the Middle East, particularly Lebanon, where his research focused on the Gundelia thistle, a much-savoured ingredient in many of the regions traditional dishes. It was here that he wrote an article for the British Scientific Journal titled ‘Wondrous Desert Thistles: The fountain of youth.’

Gerard is said to have spent his final years at the current site of The Botanist Kirribilli.

To Eat

Lunch & Dinner

Sliders

Classic beef and cheese with gherkin & relish

Pork & cider with blue cheese mayo

Southern fried chicken with aioli & sweet corn slaw

4 pieces for $20

Extra piece only $5

Tacos

Chipotle chicken with fennel & tomatillo slaw

Poached prawn with mango & chilli salsa

Mixed bean with salsa lettuce & cheese (V)

4 pieces for $20

Extra piece only $5

Pizza

Classic tomato, basil & bocconcini  18 (V)

Chicken, pepperoni, olive & spinach  20

Prawn, chorizo & chilli  20

Steak, mushroom, onions & feta 20

 

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Share

Pork belly with kipflers & fennel 22 (GF)

Chargrilled scotch fillet with capsicum relish 24 (GF)

Grilled haloumi with pomegranate & cous cous tabbouleh 16 (V)

Sticky duck with cucumber & herbs 24 (GF)

Seared Kingfish with corn salsa & soffritto 19 (GF)

Chilli beancurd & broccolini 16 (GF/V)

Mussel, tomato & chorizo fregola 18

Cumin lamb skewers with labna & roasted vegetables 18 (GF)

Braised beef cheek with polenta & gremolata 24

 

Groups

The Botanist Lunch

$25 pp

Dinner with a Bunch

$35 pp

The Banquet menus are designed by head chef James Privett and are a hand picked selection of her most popular share plates.

Salads

Roasted carrot & quinoa with cumin vinaigrette 16 (GF/V)

Green bean, treviso, lemon & egg 17 (GF/V)

Roast chicken, lentil & spinach 18 (GF)

Slow cooked lamb, capsicum, fetta & radicchio 22 (GF)

Smalls

Daily selection of cheeses with lavosh & fruit bread $9ea

Beef empanadas with chimichurri 16

Crab & speck croquettes with rouille 12

Crunchy fried squid with tahini remoulade 17 (GF)

Beer battered chips & aioli 8 (V)

Corn chips with guacamole & salsa 10 (GF/V)

Marinated olives 8 (V/GF)

Sliders

4 for $20

Chicken, Pork or Beef

Taco’s
4 for $20

Chicken, Prawn or Vegetarian

Pizza

Pizza – various flavours $18-20

Salads

Carrot & quinoa / 16 (GF/V)

Green Bean/ 17 (V/GF)

Roast Chicken / 18 (GF)

Slow Cooked Lamb  / 22 (GF)

Share

Pork belly / 22 (GF)

Scotch fillet / 24 (GF)

Haloumi / 16 (V)

Sticky Duck / 24 (GF)

Seared Kingfish / 19 (GF)

Chilli Beancurd / 16 (GF/V)

Mussel Fregola / 18

Lamb skewers / 19 (GF)

Braised Beef Cheek / 24

Snacks

Crab & Speck Croquettes / 13

Beef Empanadas / 16

Crunchy Fried Squid / 17 (GF)

Beer Battered chips / 8 (V)

Corn chips / 10 (V)

Olives / 8 (V/GF)

Cheeses

Build your own board.

$9 Each / Cheese boards come with lavosh & fruit bread.

To Drink

Markets

Kirribilli

Slider Bar

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  • The famous Botanist slider bar will be appearing at the Kirribilli Markets from 8:30am on the following dates:
  • General Markets – Sat Aug 23rd
    Fashion Markets – Sun Sept 14th
    General Markets – Sat Sept 27th
    Fashion Markets – Sun Oct 12th
    General Markets – Sat Oct 25th
    Fashion Markets – Sun Nov 9th
    General Markets – Sat Nov 22nd
    Fashion Markets – Sat Dec 6th
    General Markets – Sun Dec 14th
    Fashion Markets – Sun Dec 20th
  • Click here to stay in the loop. 

Drinks


  • Home Made Lemonade

The

Log Book

Gerards Journal

  • Date
  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 02/07/2014
  • Press
  • The Botanist in Kirribilli takes great pride and care in its menu, and its sliders are no exception!
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  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 02/07/2014
  • Press
  • "Sacrifice your sense of realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment" - Read the rest here...
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  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 01/07/2014
  • Food
  • The Botanist is one of those places that has become an institution in a very short period of time.
  • Date
  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 20/06/2014
  • Press
  • ...for post-work drinks and tucker if you’re looking for one of the best restaurants in Sydney’s north.
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  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 06/05/2014
  • Events
  • Trade the flowers for sliders this mothers day at Kirribilli Markets!
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  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 05/05/2014
  • Events
  • Love the writ up about our 1st birthday! We do make a mean cocktail.

Groups

Feasting & Beverage Packages

Group Feasting

Organising a group of friends or work colleagues for lunch or dinner?
The Botanist makes booking for groups easy. Just turn up and relax.  You and your friends will enjoy a selection of our best share plates…

Ladies Who Lunch 25pp (Available until 4pm)

*Corn chips with guacamole & salsa *Crunchy fried squid *Chipotle chicken soft shell tacos *Slow roasted lamb salad *Classic tomato, basil & bocconcini pizza.

The Botanist Banquet 35pp (Available both lunch & dinner)

*Corn chips with guacamole & salsa *Grilled haloumi with pomegranate & cous cous tabbouleh *Crunchy fried squid *Chipotle chicken soft shell tacos *Slow roasted lamb salad *Classic beef sliders (mini burgers) *Classic tomato, basil &  bocconcini pizza.

*Our banquet menus can be modified to suit dietary requirements.

 

Group Feasting

Daffodil

Vale Ale on tap, Geoff Merrill SSB (SA), Geoff Merrill Cabernet/Merlot (SA), Charles De Fere Sparkling (Fra), soft drinks and water

2.5 hours – 40pp

Orchid

Vale Ale(SA) on tap, Peroni(ITA) and Pacifico Lager(MEX), an option of two whites, two reds, Charles De Fere sparkling wine(FRA), soft drinks and water

2.5 hours – 45pp

Rose

Vale Ale(SA) on tap, Peroni(ITA) and Pacifico Lager(MEX), house spirits, an option of two whites, two reds, two sparkling wines, soft drinks, water

2.5 hours – 55pp

Reserve

Bookings & Functions

To book a table online for 7 people or less, click on the above link. For bookings of 8 people or more, please contact us directly on (02) 9954 4057 or email: info@thebotanist.com.au.

No reservation? No problem. We book half of the restaurant and allow the other half for walk-ins. If we can’t seat you when you arrive there is plenty of space at the bar and the waiting area where the full dinner menu is also available.

If you wish to learn about our function options please send through your details using our enquiry form to the right. We have various food and beverage packages available and can cater for dietary requirements.

T&C’s:

Your booking will be held for 20mins after the reservation time. In relation to the banquet menu, The Botanist needs to be informed of any guest cancellations at least 24 hours in advance or full payment of that guest is required.

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Enquiries

This enquiry form is for function enquiries only.

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Contact

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Address

17 Willoughby Street
Kirribilli, Sydney
(Enter via Broughton Street.
Look for the light above the door)

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Contact

Phone
No. 02 9954 4057

Online Enquiries
Click here

Email
info@thebotanist.com.au

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Hours

Monday & Tuesday for dinner
Wednesday to Friday for lunch & dinner
Saturday & Sunday for lunch & dinner

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