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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

Beef slider, gherkins, pickled onion, cheddar, mustard mayo 6

Battered fish, jalapeño tartare, rocket 6

Lamb, spiced eggplant chutney, cumin yoghurt 6

Minimum of 2

Tacos

Teriyaki chicken, cucumber, shallots, Sriracha tahini 6

Pulled pork, slaw, corn salsa, chipotle maple mayo 6

Spiced bean, rocket, feta, pico de gallo 5 V

Minimum of 2

Pizza

Bocconcini, roast tomato, basil 18 V

Ham, salami, olives, chilli pineapple 22

Mushroom, gruyère, onion, parmesan, rocket, truffle 20 V

Garlic prawn, piquillo peppers, pesto 22

Share

Lamb tagine, preserved lemon, mint, cracked wheat, yoghurt 24

Braised pork cheeks, polenta, piccalilli, crispy ear 26 GF

Riccotta gnudi, artichokes, broad beans, fennel, lemon butter 24 GF/V

Chargrilled octopus, celeriac remoulade, green harrisa 30 GF

Beef tartare, smoked aioli, mushroom, sweet potato crisps 22 GF/DF

Grilled halloumi, cumin roasted eggplant, chickpeas, romesco 18 GF/V

Grass fed (250g) roasted beef fillet, parsnip skordalia, beetroots, balsamic eschalots 32 GF

Pan fried snapper, puy lentils, peas, chorizo, chive crème fraiche 28 GF

Groups

The Botanist Lunch

$32 pp

Dinner with a Bunch

$42 pp

The Banquet menus are designed by head chef Jan Barrios and are a hand-picked selection of his most popular share plates.

Please see groups page for details

Salads

Harrisa slow roast lamb, feta, mint, rocket, lime yogurt 24 GF

Roast cauliflower, crisp curry chickpeas, currants, cashews, parsley
18 GF/DF/Vegan

Goat’s cheese, pumpkin, caramelised onion, pickled walnuts,
rosemary dressing 20 V/GF

Chargrilled fennel, carrots, black quinoa, orange ginger vinaigrette,
20 GF/DF/Vegan

Smalls

Guacamole, prawn crackers 12 GF/DF

Orange-roasted Spanish olives 8 GF/DF/Vegan

Continental cheeses, water crackers, fig chutney 12/18/21

Onion & zucchini bhaji, mint raita 12 GF/V

Beer battered chips, botanist ketchup 8 DF/Vegan

Polenta & blue cheese, bacon jam 12 GF

Lobster mac & cheese balls, mustard speck mayo 18

Sliders & Buns
$6ea

 Beef slider, battered fish & lamb.

Tacos
$6 ea

Teriyaki chicken, pulled pork or spiced bean.

Pizza

Pizza – various flavours $18-22

Salads

Harrisa slow roast lamb, feta, mint, rocket, lime yogurt 24 GF

Roast cauliflower, crisp curry chickpeas, currants, cashews, parsley
18 GF/DF/Vegan

Goat’s cheese, pumpkin, caramelised onion, pickled walnuts,
rosemary dressing 20 V/GF

Chargrilled fennel, carrots, black quinoa, orange ginger vinaigrette,
20 GF/DF/Vegan

Share

Lamb tagine, preserved lemon, mint, cracked wheat, yoghurt 24

Braised pork cheeks, polenta, piccalilli, crunchy ears 26 GF

Ricotta gnudi, artichokes, broad beans, fennel, lemon butter 24 GF/V

Chargrilled octopus, celeriac remoulade, green harrisa 30 GF

Beef tartare, smoked aioli, mushroom, sweet potato crisps 22 GF/DF

Grilled halloumi, cumin roasted eggplant, chickpeas, romesco 18 GF/V

Grass fed (250g) roasted beef fillet, parsnip skordalia, beetroots, balsamic eschalots 32 GF

Pan fried snapper, puy lentils, peas, chorizo, chive crème fraiche 28 GF

Snacks

Guacamole, prawn crackers 12 GF/DF

Orange-roasted Spanish olives 8 GF/DF/Vegan

Continental cheeses, water crackers, fig chutney 12/18/21

Onion & zucchini bhaji, mint raita 12 GF/V

Beer battered chips, botanist ketchup 8 DF/Vegan

Polenta & blue cheese, bacon jam 12 GF

Lobster mac & cheese balls, mustard speck mayo 18

To Drink

The

Log Book

Gerards Journal

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  • 04/09/2016
  • Events
  • Every Sunday of September our customers will be able to enjoy listening to live music by Stephanie Grace.
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  • 27/05/2016
  • Events
  • Make your pre or post Vivid pitt stop at The Botanist, steps away from The Harbour Bridge.
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  • Notes
  • 19/04/2016
  • Drinks
  • The Botanist's winter drinks list for 2016 drops on April 19th!
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  • Notes
  • 17/02/2016
  • Events
  • Who will win? Grapes or grains... click the image to book
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  • Notes
  • 25/11/2015
  • Events
  • Tickets on sale to celebrate New Years Eve 1950s style
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  • 16/09/2015
  • Food
  • On Wednesdays & Thursdays throughout September & October 2015! *bookings essential

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…

The Botanist Lunch 32pp (Available until 4pm Wed-Sun)

Orange-roasted Spanish olives GF/DF/Vegan
Guacamole, prawn crackers GF/DF
Grilled haloumi, cumin roasted eggplant, chickpeas, romesco GF/V
Goat’s cheese salad, pumpkin, caramelised onion, pickled walnuts, rosemary dressing V/GF
Lamb tagine, preserved lemon, mint, cracked wheat, yoghurt
Choice of: Lamb slider, spiced eggplant chutney, cumin yoghurt OR
Beef slider, gherkins, pickled onion, cheddar, mustard mayo

 

Banquet with a bunch 42pp (Available lunch & dinner)

Orange-roasted Spanish olives GF/DF/Vegan
Guacamole, prawn crackers GF/DF
Polenta & blue cheese, bacon jam GF
Grilled haloumi, cumin roasted eggplant, chickpeas, romesco GF/V
Goat’s cheese salad, pumpkin, caramelised onion, pickled walnuts, rosemary dressing V/GF
Pulled pork taco, slaw, corn salsa, chipotle maple mayo
Lamb tagine, preserved lemon, mint, cracked wheat, yoghurt
Choice of: Lamb slider, spiced eggplant chutney, cumin yoghurt OR
Beef slider, gherkins, pickled onion, cheddar, mustard mayo

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

 

Group Feasting

Orchid Drinks Package

Endeavour Pale Ale (NSW), Peroni (ITA), Pacifico Lager (MEX), two white wines, two red wines, Varichon et Clerc sparkling wine(FRA), soft drink, juice.

2 hours – 55pp

Reserve

Bookings & Functions

To book a table online for 8 people or less, click on the above link to make a booking instantly online. For bookings of 9 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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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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