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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food and service. They accommodated for my dietary requirements the baked almond feta was absolutely delicious! Our 10 year old loved her kids meal. We will be back very soon. Thank you so much

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

Everything was very upmarket. We started with a cocktail by the fire. Staff very welcoming. We had the 5 course degustation with beef and pepper sauce the main and a bottle of Andrew Thomas Sweetwater. Plenty of food, lovely atmosphere

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 29, 2022 via mobile

Restaurant Botanica, Hunter Valley A One Hat restaurant on Hermitage Rd Pokolbin on a vineyard. Really nice atmosphere. You walk into an inviting waiting area lit up by a fireplace. Then you can have a drink by another fireplace close to a well stocked cellar....The timber tables and surrounds, and glass windows produce a beautiful atmosphere. We were greeted and served by a very professional and friendly waitress by the name of Thalia, can’t thank you enough for looking after our family. The 3-course dinner was amazing as was the wine paring selections. I’d highly recommend them. #RestaurantBotanica #HunterValleyMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022

Very nice surroundings and atmosphere. Breakfast menu limited but very good, no fresh fruit option something of a let down. Dinner one night when restaurant wasn't busy was very good - service and quality of food 4.5 out of 5. Second night, restaurant very busy...and service slow, inconsistent and errors made. Food OK but ordered steaks that were cooked as ordered but tough and not flavoursome.3 out of 3 second hight.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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SpicersVineyards, General Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2022

Dear V349RCapeters, We are saddened to hear that your experience was not the same on both nights. We appreciate your feedback, and it is with feedback such as this we can continue to learn and grow. Our team is incredibly passionate, and wear their hearts...More

Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

Return visit on our way back to Queensland. Never disappointed by this restaurant. Food was excellent, full of flavour (loved the gnocchi, just like Nonna’s) and well presented. Staff were friendly and attentive ensuring glasses were full and plates cleared from the table promptly. Would...be happy to recommend, we’ll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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SpicersVineyards, General Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2022

Good Afternoon RDC2, Thank you for visit us on your way back home. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing time with us once again and look forward to seeing you on your next planned trip. Warm Regards Martin Litke General Manager

Reviewed March 18, 2022

This is one of our favourite restaurants ever and we’ve now been back three times. The vibe, service and food are consistently excellent. I have very specific dietary requirements and the staff were very attentive and helpful and patient. The chef, Chris, came to the...table to confirm the details of my order, and he was as friendly and attentive as the waitresses Natasha and Tahlia. An unforgettable experience and I highly reckoned Botanica.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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SpicersVineyards, Owner at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2022

Good Afternoon ArmenG2, Thank you so much for your feedback and I am delighted to hear that your visit to Botanica was another memorable experience. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Martin Litke General Manager Spicers Vineyards...More

Reviewed March 15, 2022

We had two fantastic nights. The staff from chef Chris, nothing was too much trouble , the wait staff Patrick, Matthew, Tash and Tahlia, and others. A big thank you to them for helping make our stay at Spicers Vineyard Estate memorable.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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SpicersVineyards, Owner at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2022

Dear JoyRudon Thank you for sharing your dining experience at Restaurant Botanica. The team are happy to hear such high praise and feedback from your experience, they are incredibly passionate and strive to give our guests the most memorable experience in the Hunter Valley. We...More

Reviewed March 14, 2022 via mobile

An autumn evening with a slight chill in the air, we were greeted by the maître and offered a glass of champagne to enjoy by the fire before being seated. This set the scene to the start of a faultless night. We opted for the...6 course degustation and chose to switch a couple of menu items which the chef was happy to accommodate. Every course was presented with finesse, the flavours indescribable; from melt in your mouth to dancing on your tastebuds. I can’t pick a favourite as everything was perfect. Do yourself a favour, get to Restaurant Botanicoa. Our new #1.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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SpicersVineyards, Owner at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2022

Dear sriley587, We are humbled by your kind words; our team make the utmost effort to make every experience exceptional. The team are happy to hear such high praise and feedback from your experience, and it was a pleasure hosting you in the restaurant to...More

Reviewed February 1, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch here as part of our winery tour. Lovely setting look out to the vineyards. Food was fresh, colourful and well balanced.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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SpicersVineyards, Owner at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2022

Dear joejacfinn, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience at Restaurant Botanica. Our team are very proud of the service we provide to our guests, and it is with feedback such as this that we continue to strive for even more ways of giving...More

Reviewed January 25, 2022

Dined last night and food was good, except... I do feel however, charging 30 extra on top of 75 two course price is quite expensive for a "special". The marbling in the meat was probably not as tender as it should be for a $105.00...two course main. I had it as chef recommends and the marbling in the meat was too chewy. Had to cut in very small pieces to get through it as the meat was tasty, but difficult to chew through therefore was actually an average cut for a premium price. Also I was very disappointed to see my bill when I got back to my hotel... I had been charged for two sparkling waters for each of us. We in fact only had one each. We particularly did not get any top-up of water because we did not want to be charged for two and I don't usually drink much water when I eat generally (even if people do get a top-up, how can you charge per unit being a top-up type arrangement?). I trusted I would be charged accurately and did not check the bill at the restaurant... This was a major disappointment. Everything else (besides the chewy cut and the over charges) has a nice charm about the restaurant, so it is disappointing that this put a bit of a dampener on the experience.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Tourist03635084880, Other at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2022

Good Afternoon tonem927, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We love that you enjoyed Botanica's charm and food! We take great pride in these departments. Your feedback in regard to the sparkling water double charge is a great reminder...More

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fantilil
September 14, 2018|
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Response from chrisnP6511ZM | Reviewed this property |
Hi Fantill, Botanica isn't open on Mondays and not dog friendly , if you choose to take your dog, Nana Kerrs , the Deck cafe at Gartelmans Winery is very good and pet friendly also Emersons Restaurant and Ironbark Hill Hope... More
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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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5