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The Botanist is Kirribilli’s Local Gem

A neighbourhood restaurant inspiring creativity and connection.

Nestled just three kilometers north of Sydney’s bustling central business district, Kirribilli stands as one of the city’s most established and affluent neighbourhoods.

The Botanist sits at the heart of this charming suburb, striving to be a local favourite, offering a delicious menu celebrating local and seasonal produce. Our menu, curated by Applejack Director Of Culinary Patrick Friesen and Head Chef Sendura Lim, showcases the freshest vegetables, sustainably sourced seafood, and quality meats. Minimal intervention allows the true essence of each ingredient to shine, extending to our cocktail menu where gin botanicals take centre stage.

One of Applejack Hospitality’s first venues, this charming neighbourhood gem has continued to flourish and be a hub for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the surroundings of the leafy suburb, with an elevated dining experience.

 

About Our Location

The very name Kirribilli is rooted in Aboriginal history, with the point being a favoured fishing spot for the Cammeraygal people. Since the mid-1800s, Kirribilli has been a coveted address and has served as the residence for several politicians during the formation of the Commonwealth, being home to the Governor-General and the Prime Minister to this day.

While the 20th century witnessed the transformation of the area with the construction of apartment buildings, Kirribilli managed to retain much of its built heritage.

Kirribilli in 1875

Image credit: At Home In North Sydney