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Restaurant Botanica

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555 Hermitage Rd | Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 6574 7229
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Lancashire, England
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191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our research of the area we were staying came up with several recommendations for restaurants and this was in the top two for our two nights in the Hunter Valley. The restaurant had a lovely homely feel and is beautifully laid out. We sat in the sort of conservatory area with a roaring fire at one end. We were a... More 

Thank mutsnuts01
Berry, Australia
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fine dining at its best. Space between tables so you really don't notice other diners. Attentive and knowledgeable service and a good wine list. The food was divine, we wanted to try everything on the menu and we were all blown away by flavours and presentation. Will be back.

Thank Lillbillies
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very upmarket fine dining, food was ok and expensive for what we got, the location was excellent with great views of the vine yards.

Thank Derek D
Sydney, Australia
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156 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent the weekend in Pokolbin and had dinner at Botanica on Sunday night. I'd done a bit of research beforehand on which restaurants to book, so was quite excited. I'd tried to get accommodation at Spicers but it was fully booked. Our visit to the restaurant made me want to stay even more, so I'll plan... More 

Thank MissMotivated
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely degustation dinner enjoyed the evening we dined here. Lucky enough to also enjoy a beautiful sunset over the vineyards in front of the restaurant. Worth the splurge for a special evening or lunch.

Thank FranGol
East Maitland, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live locally to the Pokolbin area and have been lucky enough to dine in many of the fine restaurants in the area however today I think we hit the jackpot. Restaurant Botanica is located in a quieter part Pokolbin, a short drive from the busy hub but well worth making the effort to find. With views over the magnificent... More 

Thank wen58y
SpicersVineyards, Manager at Restaurant Botanica, responded to this review

Hi wen58y, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience! The whole team are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time. I am so pleased that I was able to help make your lunch so special and memorable, and how nice is the Sourdough with the butter and salt on top,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at Spicers so had breakfast here each day and dinner on our last night. The food is really tasty and the service friendly and efficient. This would be a fabulous place for a long Sunday lunch as the views are really nice over the vines to the ranges. Dinner was particularly delicious. I had the wagyu beef... More 

Thank SDOzzieGirl
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We chose 3 courses all of which were amazing. A lovely touch was the complimentary cauliflower soup as an appertif & the handmade chocolates to finish. The bill was $450 for 4 people which included wine. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Definitely would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Nick69S
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant Botanica is lovely; the decor, the service and the food are all excellent. We had the 3 courses, which included an amuse bouche with a small glass of matching semillon and complimentary bread. I thought this restaurant was excellent value for money and the food was delicious. I would happily return for a meal next time we are in... More 

Thank Lomle
Neutral Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food ever! We did the 3 course meal option. The food was brilliant. They added a few extra touches such as the bread and red wine salt (delicious) and also the frothy mushroom soup. The service was good, the time in between courses was perfect and after we'd finished we also got some strawberries and chocolate dippings. The cost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$42
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?