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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, gherkins, pickled onion, cheese 6ea

Battered fish, gribiche, lettuce 6ea

Hottie dog; mini dog, truffle mayo, gruyere & celery 6ea

Minimum of 2

Tacos

Jerk chicken, slaw, grilled pineapple 6ea

Beef brisket, corn, blackbeans, jalapeno 6ea

Spiced bean, lettuce, feta, pico de gallo 6ea

Minimum of 2

Pizza

Margherita 18 (v)

Garlic prawns, prosciutto, salsa verde 22

Smoked ham, mushroom, oregano, mascarpone 20

Pepperoni, jalapeno, olives 20

Share

Lamb tagine, cracked wheat, preserved lemon & yoghurt 24

Pork belly, red cabbage puree, fennel & apple 24 (gf,df)

Ox cheek nuggets with kimchi dip 22

Pan roast grass fed beef fillet (250g), pistachio, mint, peas 32 (gf)

Pan fried snapper fillet, heirloom carrots, dukkah, honey yoghurt 28 (gf)

Classic ceviche, papadums 25 (gf,df)

Seared salmon, curried butter, zucchini & pinenuts 24 (gf)

Grilled haloumi, eggplant, chickpeas & romesco 18 (v,gf)

Groups

The Botanist Lunch

$32 pp

Dinner with a Bunch

$42 pp

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

Please see groups page for details

Salads

Slow roast lamb, feta, mint, rocket, yoghurt 22 (gf)

Roast cauliflower, black quinoa, almond, radicchio, currants 18 (v,gf,df)

Goats cheese, pumpkin, balsamic onion, walnut & rosemary 20 (v,gf)

Kale, beetroot, lentil, feta & candied pecans 18 (v,gf)

Smalls

Guacamole, prawn crackers 12 (gf,df)

Marinated olives 8 (gf/df/v)

Cheeses, watercrackers, chutneys 12/18/21

Crisp shiitake mushroom, spiced tomato 12 (v)

Beer battered chips, botanist ketchup 8 (v)

Polenta bites, bacon jam & blue cheese 12 (gf)

Crab & pea arancini, wasabi mayo 15

Sliders & Buns
$6ea

 Beef slider, beer battered fish & mini hot dog.

Tacos
$6 ea

Chicken, beef brisket or bean.

Pizza

Pizza – various flavours $18-22

Salads

Guacamole, prawn crackers 12 (gf,df)

Marinated olives 8 (gf/df/v)

Cheeses, watercrackers, chutneys 12/18/21

Crisp shiitake mushroom, spiced tomato 12 (v)

Beer battered chips, botanist ketchup 8 (v)

Polenta bites, bacon jam & blue cheese 12 (gf)

Crab & pea arancini, wasabi mayo 15

Share

Lamb tagine, cracked wheat, preserved lemon & yoghurt 24

Pork belly, red cabbage puree, fennel & apple 24 (gf,df)

Ox cheek nuggets with kimchi dip 22

Pan roast grass fed beef fillet (250g), pistachio, mint, peas 32 (gf)

Pan fried snapper fillet, heirloom carrots, dukkah, honey yoghurt 28 (gf)

Classic ceviche, papadums 25 (gf,df)

Seared salmon, curried butter, zucchini & pinenuts 24 (gf)

Grilled haloumi, eggplant, chickpeas & romesco 18 (v,gf)

Snacks

Marinated olives 8 (gf/df/v)

Cheeses, watercrackers, chutneys 12/18/21

Crisp shiitake mushroom, spiced tomato 12 (v)

Beer battered chips, botanist ketchup 8 (v)

Polenta bites, bacon jam & blue cheese 12 (gf)

Crab & pea arancini, wasabi mayo 15

To Drink

The

Log Book

Gerards Journal

  • Date
  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 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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  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 19/04/2016
  • Drinks
  • The Botanist's winter drinks list for 2016 drops on April 19th!
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  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 17/02/2016
  • Events
  • Who will win? Grapes or grains... click the image to book
  • Date
  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 25/11/2015
  • Events
  • Tickets on sale to celebrate New Years Eve 1950s style
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  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 16/09/2015
  • Food
  • On Wednesdays & Thursdays throughout September & October 2015! *bookings essential
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  • Specimen
  • Notes
  • 24/11/2015
  • Press
  • The Urban List features us as a top place for where to go for a lunch with the girls

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)

Guacamole, prawn crackers (gf, df) / Marinated olives (gf, df, v) / Grilled haloumi, eggplant, chickpeas & romesco (gf,v) / Beef, gherkin slider, pickled onion, cheese / Kale, beetroot, lentil, feta & candied pecans (gf, v) / Lamb tagine, cracked wheat, preserved lemon & yoghurt

 

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

Guacamole, prawn crackers (gf, df) / Marinated olives (gf, df, v) / Grilled haloumi, eggplant, chickpeas & romesco (gf,v) / Beef, gherkin slider, pickled onion, cheese / Jerk chicken slider, slaw, grilled pineapple / Kale, beetroot, lentil, feta & candied pecans (gf, v) / Lamb tagine, cracked wheat, preserved lemon & yoghurt

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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Available Online

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

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