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The Botanist encompasses a worldly mix of tastes and concepts. Situated in the heart of Kirribilli, the restaurant uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to curate colourful dishes and vibrant flavours with a Mediterranean flare.

Expect beautifully decorated dishes paired with an equally impressive drinks menu. The bar showcases an extensive list of Australia and International wines and beers, as well as exciting seasonal cocktails
and specials.

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

LITTLE SOMETHINGS

Marinated native Australian olives (VG, GF) 8

Grilled olive bread, herb mascarpone (V) 12

Cheese board, quince, coastal honey, crackers see board for cheeses (V) 12/20/26

Charcuterie see board for meats (GF, DF) 24

+Add grilled sourdough 5

Buffalo ricotta, spinach dip, flat bread (V) 13

 

SMALL SHARES

Beef cheek croquettes, parsley, pickled onion, mustard (DF) 19

Kingfish crudo, fennel, dried mandarin, pickled beetroot, dill buttermilk (GF) 24

Ricotta gnocchi, dried tomato, basil, spicy nduja butter, rocket, pine nuts, parmesan 24

Smoked buffalo mozzarella, Campari melon, chilli, pickled shallot, puffed amaranth (V, GF) 23

LARGE SHARES

Roasted chermoula salmon tail, tabouli, pickled cucumber, saffron yoghurt (GF) 37

Char-grilled chicken, smoked paprika, wild grains, radish, whipped buttermilk 28

Lamb ragout, capunti, tomato, buffalo ricotta, herb pangrattato 30

Char-grilled tuna loin, harissa, eggplant, heirloom cauliflower, herb dressing (GF, DF) 32

Beef tenderloin medallions, native mushrooms, cipollini onion, potato (GF) 39

BOTANICAL SHARES

Fried cauliflower, tahini yoghurt, pomegranate, smoked almonds (V) 17

Crispy purple Brussels, smoked pear, endive, hazelnuts, vincotto (VG) 18

Roast pumpkin, goat’s curd, sumac caramel, puffed grains (V) 19

 

 

 

BAR FARE

Calamari fritti, black aioli (DF) 14

Soft shell crab rolls, celeriac, sumac 14 for 2pc

Beer battered steak fries, rosemary salt, parmesan (V) 10

Beef sliders, cheddar, pickles, mustard mayo, tomato relish 13 for 2pc

Wild weeds flatbread, feta, oregano (V) 21

Prosciutto flatbread, dried tomato, black garlic, shallot 22

For any specific dietary requirements, please ask our friendly staff

 

BOTANIST BANQUET

$52 pp

Marinated native Australian olives (VG, GF)
Buffalo ricotta, spinach dip, flatbread (V)
Kingfish crudo, fennel, dried mandarin, pickled beetroot, dill buttermilk (GF)
Smoked buffalo mozzarella, Campari melon, chilli, pickled shallot, puffed amaranth (V, GF)
Beef cheek croquettes, parsley, pickled onion, mustard (DF)
Fried cauliflower, tahini yoghurt, pomegranate, smoked almonds (V, GF)
Char-grilled chicken, smoked paprika, wild grains, radish, whipped buttermilk
Premium grass-fed sirloin, native mushrooms, cipollini onion, potato GF

Available lunch & dinner, minimum 4 people

LITTLE SOMETHINGS

Marinated native Australian olives (VG, GF) 8

Grilled olive bread, herb mascarpone (V) 12

Cheese board, quince, coastal honey, crackers see board for cheeses (V) 12/20/26

Charcuterie see board for meats (GF, DF) 24

+Add grilled sourdough 5

Buffalo ricotta, spinach dip, flat bread (V) 13

 

SMALL SHARES

Beef cheek croquettes, parsley, pickled onion, mustard (DF) 19

Kingfish crudo, fennel, dried mandarin, pickled beetroot, dill buttermilk (GF) 24

Ricotta gnocchi, dried tomato, basil, spicy nduja butter, rocket, pine nuts, parmesan 24

Smoked buffalo mozzarella, Campari melon, chilli, pickled shallot, puffed amaranth (V, GF) 23

 

LARGE SHARES

Roasted chermoula salmon tail, tabouli, pickled cucumber, saffron yoghurt (GF) 37

Char-grilled chicken, smoked paprika, wild grains, radish, whipped buttermilk 28

Lamb ragout, capunti, tomato, buffalo ricotta, herb pangrattato 30

Char-grilled tuna loin, harissa, eggplant, heirloom cauliflower, herb dressing (GF, DF) 32

Beef tenderloin medallions, native mushrooms, cipollini onion, potato (GF) 39

 

BOTANICAL SHARES

Fried cauliflower, tahini yoghurt, pomegranate, smoked almonds (V) 17

Crispy purple Brussels, smoked pear, endive, hazelnuts, vincotto (VG) 18

Roast pumpkin, goat’s curd, sumac caramel, puffed grains (V) 19

 

BAR FARE

Calamari fritti, black aioli (DF) 14

Soft shell crab rolls, celeriac, sumac 14 for 2pc

Beer battered steak fries, rosemary salt, parmesan (V) 10

Beef sliders, cheddar, pickles, mustard mayo, tomato relish 13 for 2pc

Wild weeds flatbread, feta, oregano (V) 21

Prosciutto flatbread, dried tomato, black garlic, shallot 22

For any specific dietary requirements, please ask our friendly staff

 

To Drink

The

Log Book

Gerards Journal

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  • 24/06/2019>
  • Drinks
  • Exclusive cocktail menu to celebrate Negroni Week.
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  • 06/11/2018>
  • Events
  • Melbourne Cup ~ The Botanist is in full bloom and Spring Racing ready!
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  • 09/06/2018>
  • Events
  • We’re opening our doors ALL June weekend long!
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  • Notes
  • May 14, 2019
  • Events
  • Win a cocktail masterclass for you and your team!
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  • Notes
  • April 15, 2019
  • Events
  • Treat mum to a delicious champagne brunch with us this Mother’s Day!
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  • April 15, 2019
  • We're the perfect place to host your end of financial year celebrations!

Live Music

At the botanist

Upcoming Live Music:

Sun 9th June: Tannah Kristen
Sun 16th June: Milan Ring
Sun 23rd June: Bobbie Stamper
Sun 30th June: Calvin

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…

 

BOTANIST BANQUET $52 per person (Available lunch & dinner, Min 4 persons)

Marinated native Australian olives (V,GF)
Buffalo ricotta, spinach dip and flat bread (V)
Kingfish crudo, fennel, dried mandarin, pickled beetroot, dill, buttermilk (GF)
Smoked buffalo mozzarella, Campari melon, chilli, pickled shallot, puffed amaranth (V, GF)
Beef cheek croquettes, parsley, pickled onion, mustard (DF)
Fried cauliflower, tahini yogurt, pomegranate and smoked almonds (V, GF)
Char-grilled chicken, smoked paprika, wild grains, radish and whipped butter milk
Premium grass-fed sirloin, native mushrooms, cipollini onion, potato (GF)

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

 

Group Feasting

$55 per person 

ENDEAVOUR Pale Ale, NSW

PERONI Traditional Lager, ITA

BATLOW Premium Apple Cider, NSW

SAVVY DROP Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ

TOMMY’S LANE Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, VIC

DEAR FRANKIE Pinot Rosé, Tumbarumba NSW

CHARLES BAILLY NV Blanc de Blancs, Burgundy, FRA

ROSE SANGRIA JUG

Soft Drink / Fruit Juices

2 hours package – Minimum 4 persons

Reservations

Bookings & Functions

The Botanist is available to hire exclusively for lunch only Monday to Thursday. Groups of 13 – 50 can book a lunch from Wednesday through to Sunday, and book dinner from Monday through to Sunday.

To book a table online for 12 people or less, use the above form to make a booking instantly online.

For bookings of 13 people or more, please fill in your details in the below form or contact us directly on (02) 9954 4057 or email: info@thebotanist.com.au

*Please note: Filling in the form below is not a guaranteed a booking. Our friendly staff will be in contact to confirm your booking request.

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 to info@thebotanist.com.au or fill in the form below. We have various food and beverage packages available and can cater for dietary requirements.

Terms & Conditions:

Your booking will be held for 15mins 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 may be required.


EVENT ENQUIRY FORM

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Contact

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: Please fill in the form below

Email
info@thebotanist.com.au

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Hours

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

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