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Head Chef Sendura Lim’s Perfect Docket

Head Chef Sendura Lim takes us through her perfect order when dining at The Botanist

Skip the menu; Chef Sendura has your order sorted!

At The Botanist, our menu proudly highlights the finest local, seasonal produce. Head Chef Sendura Lim employs her expertise to elevate these ingredients, accentuating dishes with subtle touches, smoky flavours, fresh herbs, perfectly cooked proteins, and indulgent desserts.


We tasked her with curating the ultimate order at The Botanist, ensuring you’re in for a treat on your next visit. She’s even handpicked the perfect drink to complement each dish. Gather your friends and join us for an unforgettable experience!

Grilled cumin lamb skewers with lemon

“To kick off my feast, I’d order a plate of grilled lamb cumin skewers. As a meat enthusiast, I can’t resist smoky flavours combined with fragrant herbs. The blend of cumin, coriander, and zesty lemon announces the arrival of summer!”

Pair it with a glass of Henschke “Five Shillings” 2022 Shiraz from the beautiful Barossa Valley SA 

Ham & pea croquettes with seeded mustard & dill pickle

“Next up, I’d opt for our ham and pea croquettes paired with pickles and mustard. Something about deep-fried ingredients is irresistible to me. The flavours are so simple, but they hit the right spot!”

Pair it with the Mandarin Dreamer cocktail from our menu, made with yuzu gin, lillet blanc, verjus, mandarin and thyme. 

Grilled pink snapper with salsa verde

“I loved seafood for spring and summer! Grilled pink snapper served with a delightful salsa verde brings out the freshness of the herbs, making it a fantastic main course. Pair the snapper with our heirloom tomatoes and hand-cut chips WOW, pure perfection!”  

Pair it with a Glass of Aligote “Les Cotilles” 2020 France 

Chocolate Marquise

“To finish, I’d order the Chocolate Marquise from our dessert menu. A decadent chocolate sponge with fluffy mousse, it’s absolute perfection!”

Pair it with classic espresso martini or a glass of Inkwell “Black and Blue” 2018 from McLaren Vale SA  

We’ve done all the hard work, now all that’s left is to visit Kirribilli’s local gem for lunch or dinner and try Chef Sendura’s perfect order for yourself.