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The Man

Himself

Born in the small English village of Barrington in 1868, Gerard Fothergill was a pioneer in the study of the medicinal qualities of plants and spices. 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 based 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.’

In paying homage to this unique individual we have embraced his 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.

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 Sheryal Hooker 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

Brunch

Every weekend

11am-1pm

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  • See specials board for brunch specials
  • Full lunch/dinner menu available from 11am

Drinks

Pick me up

  • Bloody Mary $12
  • Bloody Botanist $12
  • Botanist Fizz $10

The

Log Book

Gerards Journal

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  • 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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  • 02/07/2014
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  • "Sacrifice your sense of realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment" - Read the rest here...
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  • 01/07/2014
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  • The Botanist is one of those places that has become an institution in a very short period of time.
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  • 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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  • 06/05/2014
  • Events
  • Trade the flowers for sliders this mothers day at Kirribilli Markets!
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  • 05/05/2014
  • Events
  • Love the writ up about our 1st birthday! We do make a mean cocktail.

Groups

Feasting & Beverage Packages

Group Feasting

The Botanist lunch $25pp (Only available until 4pm)

Organising a group of friends or work colleagues for lunch?  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;

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

Dinner with a bunch $35pp 

*Corn chips with guacamole &  salsa *Grilled haloumi with pomegranate & bulgur wheat 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

For reservations please call: (02) 9954 4057 or email: info@thebotanist.com.au. All reservations must be confirmed before arrival.

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 will also be available.

If you are after a function or event please send an enquiry through using the enquiry form. We have a number of food and beverage packages available.

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

For all reservations please call us on 9954 4057
This enquiry form is for function enquiries only.

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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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Phone
No. 02 9954 4057

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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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