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The Botanical

169 Domain Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9820 7888
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
169 Domain Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Initially we were greeted by a very rude patron and it did take some time before we got our menus. Fletcher our waiter was fantastic and he catered to my wife's food intolerances to the tee. I must say the food is exceptional. Clearly the...More

Thank Tony P
Lucy M, Public Relations Manager at The Botanical, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Tony, Thank you for the glowing review! Glad you enjoyed your food and wine journey with us-the Winestyle team do a fantastic job sourcing a wide variety of options for lovely customers such as yourself. Hope to see you at The Bot again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed, comfortable, good service, tasty steak cooked as requested. Nice Shiraz. Good value. Black Forest Dessert shared, perfect.

Thank Ozzykate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed The New York Sirloin Steak which was ordered medium-rare and was cooked to perfection.

Thank MalvinaBlanche
Lucy M, Public Relations Manager at The Botanical, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed, hope to see you again!

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We came we waited we asked for our three coffees And the we waited for ice cream for the iced coffee ...then we waited to pay...so we could leave: Never to return again.More

Thank not2old2010
Lucy M, Public Relations Manager at The Botanical, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi there, I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't love your time with us here at The Botanical - we'd love the opportunity to make it up to you. If you could please get in touch with us on Jaime.Pedraza@thebotanical.com.au or 9820 7888, we'd...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I came here for a private function. The food was the highlight- the duck parfait delicious and I loved my scotch fillet. The staff were also friendly, helpful and accommodating so I would happily return here for a meal.

Thank tiny_dancer16
Lucy M, Public Relations Manager at The Botanical, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words! It's such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your function with us - and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Cheers, Lucy

Reviewed 13 February 2018

Last year before visiting the botanical garden we had lunch here. This time we did exactly the same. Good daily lunch with glass of wine at 25 dollar. It was fish and chips with a nice salad. The fish was battered and had a nice...More

Thank Hugo H
Lucy M, Public Relations Manager at The Botanical, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Hugo, thanks for your review and we're so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. We'll pass your feedback about your waitress onto management so we can continue to improve our customer service. Look forward to seeing you next year!

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Just a little bit of training or a few tweeks and this place could be excellent. We had booked in the restaurant but chose to sit outside as it was a beautiful afternoon. We chose the five course tasting menu at $70 with matched wines...More

Thank andream0402
Lucy M, Public Relations Manager at The Botanical, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

andream0402, we're delighted you enjoyed our food and wine and that you had a memorable experience. Thanks also for your feedback about the speed of your service and our waiter's knowledge; we've passed this onto management so they can review and improve. We hope to...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018

We had lunch on a sunny Friday. The restaurant had plenty of space. Service was slow. When the menu arrived I checked the beer menu and eventually ordered 2 different beers shown as alcohol 5.2% v/v on the menu. I have beer app on my...More

Thank Nick H
Lucy M, Public Relations Manager at The Botanical, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Nick, thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We're really sorry to hear about your experience with us. Our management team would like to look into this; could you please email your contact details and any further information to info@thebotanical.com.au so we can...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Took our staff for end-of-year dinner. Really good food. Good atmosphere.and service. It's also a good place for casual dining and drinks.

Thank Stuart M
Lucy M, Public Relations Manager at The Botanical, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Stuart, we're delighted you enjoyed your end-of-year function with us! Thanks so much for choosing to celebrate at The Botanical. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at this hotel earlier in the week. The food was good and can be shared, although the seafood dish had finished. We had a selection of small plates that hit the spot. We had a very nice Victorian Shiraz which was most...More

Thank Bill W
Lucy M, Public Relations Manager at The Botanical, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Hi Bill, thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$87
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Monday
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Domain Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9820 7888
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Description
The Botanical is a sophisticated drinking and dining destination, perfectly situated on the edge of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Our Bistro is perfect for casual dining - with the doors opened to views of the neighbouring Royal Botanic Gardens you can sit back, relax and enjoy the South Yarra atmosphere. Our dining room celebrates provincial French and Mediterranean cuisine and incorporates only the highest quality, sustainable produce, paired with an award-winning wine list.For more serious drinkers, our extensive bar and lounge offers experienced cocktail bartenders and a step up in sophistication. Each of our five function spaces can cater for events of all kinds including private cocktail functions, product or media launches, dinner and corporate functions. With our close proximity to the Royal Botanic Gardens we are an ideal venue for wedding receptions.
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