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Restaurant Botanica

) #3 of 52 Restaurants in Pokolbin €€€€ , , Vegetarian Friendly
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 6574 7229
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  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a lovely night of great food, wine and service. It was as good or even better than 5 star restaurant in Sydney or Melbourne. Big open fire, balcony area and out door area for all tastes. Magnificent outlook over the vineyard and...More

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed every course and loved the attention the detail. Staff were friendly and attentive to our every need. Complimentary bread, soup and mini cheesecakes from the chef added a special touch to an already thoroughly enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend and will be dining here...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had dinner here a week or so ago. We like to eat, so ordered the signature menu with matching wines. Every dish was excellent, along with their well matched wines. Staff were friendly and ambience was great. Cannot fault the restaurant...More

Thank Hayleypoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being local to the Hunter Valley Vineyards I was very excited to discover the high quality offerings at this lovely restaurant just 10 minutes from my house. Everything was fresh and super tasty with fantastic attention to detail. Loved the special touch of serving a...More

Thank Suellyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reckon this is the best meal I had in Hunter. Starting with their home made sourdough and butter! Beautiful creamy full-bodied butter to their excellent meals. Each ingredient blends well with each other along with beautiful vineyard and country setting! Love it! Will be...More

Thank Raph S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Restaurant Botanica is one of the best restaurants we have been to. From the shiraz salt to the excellent service the meal was fantastic. The wine list is extensive and the views over the vineyard are exceptional - even the kangaroos and joeys were...More

Thank Brendan S
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Brendan S, Thank you for taking the time to review Restaurant Botanica. Our team pride its self on with memorable experiences. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Our fantastic wine list is certainly one of the great things that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, a truly wonderful experience at Botanica. The food and service was superb. The only miss was the wine - we asked for recommendations with two courses but got overly acidic choices. The beignets for dessert should be sold in New Orleans!!

Thank Meg A
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Meg A, Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed the food and hospitality. The beignets are amazing, my favourite of our desserts. Wine preferences can be very personal I'm sorry your didn't enjoy the recommendations. Warm Regards, Christie Carberry

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have two words: honey butter! House made bread with superb honey butter and Shiraz salt was just the beginning. A beautiful amuse bouche of smoked trout followed, paired with a lovely local wine.My fiancée had not expected this pleasant surprise as part of our...More

Thank Simon L
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Simon L, Thank you for your kind review. Our talented chefs love being able to provide fresh beautiful produce for our guests. We have a fantastic kitchen garden that our chefs tend to daily, picking vegetables and green leafs for our salad. Come back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visiting from Sydney stayed at Spicers Retreat and decided that Botanica was very convenient being on the property. Botanica had excellent reviews so we knew to expect great food. The service, food and atmosphere beat expectations. We have eaten at some...More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner surprised me with lunch at Restaurant Botanica. Highly recommended. The food was presented quite professionally but more importantly tasted great. Service was excellent. The venue is located on a beautiful property and the actual restaurant in modern and provides a warm homely feel....More

Thank Rudi T
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1 August 2016|
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Response from SpicersVineyards | Property representative |
Restaurant Botanica does serve breakfast but it is only for our guests who are staying at our onsite accommodation - Spicers Vineyard Estate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6574 7229
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  • This restaurant is at Spicers Vineyards Estate
Modern Australian yet regionally distinctive in style, the menu at Restaurant Botanica is focused on seasonality and freshness, perfectly complemented by an award-winning wine list and stunning views looking out across our private vineyard to the Brokenback Mountain Range. The restaurant's very own kitchen garden is the source of many of the herbs and vegetables that add a wholesome and healthy dimension to the dishes.
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