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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

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Gin & tonic cured salmon, fennel, cucumber, lime syrup, papadums 24 GF/DF

Heirloom beetroots, goat’s curd, pea puree, pickled walnuts 22 GF/V

330g grass fed BBQ scotch fillet, charred broccolini, smoked red chimichurri 34 GF/DF

Moroccan lamb ribs, lime couscous, sticky pomegranate sauce 28 DF

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

Chargrilled Fremantle octopus, potato & green bean remoulade, harissa, caramelized lemon 32 GF

Beef tartare, kewpie mayo, edamame beans, radish, wasabi rice crackers 22 GF/DF

Mulloway fillet, beluga lentils, spiced pickled carrots, peas, ras el hanout, yogurt 30 GF

SMALLS

Guacamole, prawn crackers 12 GF/DF

Orange & chili roasted Italian olives 8 GF/DF/VEGAN

Zucchini & onion bhaji, mint raita 10 GF/V

Beer battered chips, house ketchup 8 DF/VEGAN

Goat’s cheese & chive polenta bites, sticky bacon jam 12 GF

Cheese board 12/18/22

SLIDERS (min of 2)

Beef, tomato relish, pickles, cheese, mustard mayo 6

Battered fish, jalapeno tartare, iceberg 6

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

TACOS (min of 2)

Sriracha chicken, slaw, mint yogurt, pineapple salsa 6

Mixed bean, rocket, crumbled feta, corn salsa 6 V

Chili con carne, iceberg, cheddar, avocado sour cream, scallions 6

Groups

The Botanist Lunch

$32 pp

Banquet 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

PIZZA

Smoked mozzarella, roasted tomato, basil 18 V

Garlic tiger prawns, sweet grilled peppers, asparagus, chili oil 22

Field mushroom, red onion, parmesan, rocket, truffle oil 20 V

Pepperoni, kalamata olives, crispy jalapeno 20

 

SALADS

Mixed leaves, chives, tomatoes, vinaigrette 10 GF/DF/VEGAN

Roasted cauliflower, crisp curried chickpeas, currants, cashews, parsley 20 GF/DF/VEGAN

Asparagus, cider braised farro, mint, radish, parmesan, pistachios 20 V

Honey grilled carrots, tahini yogurt, pomegranate, almond dukkah 18 GF/V

Shaved summer squash, house made ricotta, baby tomatoes, basil, pine nuts 18 GF/V

SMALLS

Guacamole, prawn crackers 12 GF/DF
Orange & chili roasted Italian olives 8 GF/DF/VEGAN
Zucchini & onion bhaji, mint raita 10 GF/V
Beer battered chips, house ketchup 8 DF/VEGAN
Goat’s cheese & chive polenta bites, sticky bacon jam 12 GF
Cheese board 12/18/22

SHARE

Gin & tonic cured salmon, fennel, cucumber, lime syrup, papadums 24 GF/DF
Heirloom beetroots, goat’s curd, pea puree, pickled walnuts 22 GF/V
330g grass fed BBQ scotch fillet, charred broccolini, smoked red chimichurri 34 GF/DF
Moroccan lamb ribs, lime couscous, sticky pomegranate sauce 28 DF
Grilled halloumi, cumin roasted eggplant, chickpeas, romesco 18 GF/V
Chargrilled Fremantle octopus, potato & green bean remoulade, harissa, caramelized lemon 32 GF
Beef tartare, kewpie mayo, edamame beans, radish, wasabi rice crackers 22 GF/DF
Mulloway fillet, beluga lentils, spiced pickled carrots, peas, ras el hanout, yogurt 30 GF

SLIDERS (min of 2)

Beef, tomato relish, pickles, cheese, mustard mayo 6
Battered fish, jalapeno tartare, iceberg 6
Pulled pork, slaw, corn chutney, chipotle maple mayo 6

TACOS (min of 2)

Sriracha chicken, slaw, mint yogurt, pineapple salsa 6
Mixed bean, rocket, crumbled feta, corn salsa 6 V
Chili con carne, iceberg, cheddar, avocado sour cream, scallions 6

PIZZA

Smoked mozzarella, roasted tomato, basil 18 V
Garlic tiger prawns, sweet grilled peppers, asparagus, chili oil 22
Field mushroom, red onion, parmesan, rocket, truffle oil 20 V
Pepperoni, kalamata olives, crispy jalapeno 20

SALADS

Mixed leaves, chives, tomatoes, vinaigrette 10 GF/DF/VEGAN
Roasted cauliflower, crisp curried chickpeas, currants, cashews, parsley 20 GF/DF/VEGAN
Asparagus, cider braised farro, mint, radish, parmesan, pistachios 20 V
Honey grilled carrots, tahini yogurt, pomegranate, almond dukkah 18 GF/V
Shaved summer squash, house made ricotta, baby tomatoes, basil, pine nuts 18 GF/V

To Drink

The

Log Book

Gerards Journal

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  • 31/12/2016
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  • $120 for a 7 course menu & glass of bubbles on arrival. Tickets on sale now at info@thebotanist.com.au
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  • 01/12/2016
  • Drinks
  • Group bookings available for Xmas, for parties up to 20 guests. Book online!
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  • 16/11/2016
  • News
  • We have launch a new food & drinks menu! New exciting dishes and cocktails to try.
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  • 08/11/2016
  • News
  • The Botanist will open its doors for lunch on Tuesdays, from the 8th of November. Hope to see you there!
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  • 03/09/2016
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  • We are looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday from 3pm onwards
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  • 31/08/2016
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  • Inquire here this year’s edition Melbourne Cup Package.

Live Music

At the botanist

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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 & chili roasted Italian olives (GF/DF/Vegan)
Guacamole, prawn crackers (GF/DF)
Grilled halloumi, cumin roasted eggplant, chickpeas, romesco (GF/V)
Pulled pork slider, slaw, corn chutney, chipotle maple mayo
Roasted cauli ower, crisp curried chickpeas, currants, cashews, parsley (GF/DF/Vegan)
330g grass fed BBQ scotch fillet, charred broccolini, smoked red chimichurri (GF/DF)

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

Orange & chili roasted Italian olives (GF/DF/Vegan)
Guacamole, prawn crackers (GF/DF)
Goat’s cheese & chive polenta bites, sticky bacon jam (GF)
Grilled halloumi, cumin roasted eggplant, chickpeas, romesco (GF/V)
Pulled pork slider, slaw, corn chutney, chipotle maple mayo
Roasted cauli ower, crisp curried chickpeas, currants, cashews,parsley (GF/DF/Vegan)
330g grass fed BBQ scotch fillet, charred broccolini, smoked red chimichurri (GF/DF)

Choice of: 
Sriracha chicken taco, slaw, mint yogurt, pineapple salsa OR Chili con carne taco, iceberg, cheddar, avocado sour cream, scallions

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

Group Feasting

$55 per person 

ENDEAVOUR Pale Ale, NSW

PERONI Traditional Lager, ITA

YOUNG HENRY’S Cloudy Cider, NSW

ROSILY Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River, WA

GATTONERO Pinot Grigio, Veneto, ITA

WHISTLER “SHOCK VALUE”, Red Blend, Barossa Valley, SA

BOUCHARD AINE & FILS Rosé, Burgundy, FRA

CHARLES BAILLY NV Blanc de Blancs, Burgundy, FRA

Soft drink

Bottled Juice

2 hours package – Minimum 4 persons

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
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Email
info@thebotanist.com.au

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Hours

Monday for dinner
Tuesday to Sunday for lunch & dinner

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