Botanical Hotel

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Botanical Hotel is a stunning Modern Australian Bar & Grill, bar and event venue, situated on the edge of the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens in South Yarra

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What 54 People Are Saying
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4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrittanyR
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere - attentive and friendly staff. Enjoyed immensely

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FunNightOut
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very fun night out, good food and great atmosphere

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HowardL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch and excellent service. In some ways it's great to be able to hear each other talk in restaurants these days!

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ClaireA
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I really enjoyed the experience. It was a lovely birthday lunch b

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RachaelO
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing, we enjoyed ourselves once again. Thank you Rabi

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Felicity
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our local favourite delivers as always! Fabulous.

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Aamck
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Expensive menu, charged multiple surcharges we weren’t made aware of at time of booking or when sitting down to eat. Felt like we were charged the absolute maximum possible in our short sitting time. Customer service was unfortunately poor and our dining experience was therefore very average. Won’t return in a hurry.

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FrankG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A wonderful Melbourne dining establishment that never fails to disappoint. The lamb shoulder was superb!!!

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous venue, service, and food. Will definitely be back. The leek tart was to die for!

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fayb
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was beautiful and I would go back there to try further dishes. Social distancing was well handled. The service was a bit patchy in that we had to wait over 30 minutes to get the bill after asking for it at least twice before the waiter finally retrieved it for us after asking for a third time.

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charmy212
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing time. Food & ambience was great. Do save some spot for the dessert. Will be returning soon

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lucky
Thailand
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Requested different table-cramped seating next to a pole is not suitable, nor does it create a relaxed, pleaseant atmosphere to enjoy lunch. Calamari was delicious, angel hair crab pasta was disappointing-dry with not much crab. Found bottle wine to be VERY EXPENSIVE eg Shaw and Smith sauv blanc cost $24.95 at Dan Murphy, Botanical charges $68!!!!
I'd stick to a simple lunch of burgers/1 drink next time-overall too expensive-not worth the $ for a lunch.

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vipCordeliaM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The food was great but be warned that they are charging a public holiday surcharge (on a regular day) and a COVID19 levy, which made our bill very expensive. The food is great, but not worth the additional surcharge.

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GregHocking
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great dining experience under difficult circumstances. Staff were very attentive.

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CarolineJ
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

We both ordered the Burgers and they were just warm , dry and overall substandard

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DinerLG123
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had oysters to start, very fresh and tasty. Then shared the shared lamb, it was delicious.

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AngieF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, delicious seafood dishes and service! Happy hour champagne was the perfect cherry on top

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the vibe, good old fashioned service & pride in what they do.
Great music in the bar too!

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JimM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Very disappointed with my meal.
I had the burger which was very salty and would not rate as a special meal .
Disappointed also that you do not carry normal coke out of a can or bottle as the coke from the tap is lollie water and inappropriate for the restaurant section.
Just some positive feedback.
Our previous experience at your restaurant was great that is why I chose it for Valentine’s Day however didn’t end up as very special unfortunately.

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Mandy
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

The service was beyond amazing but unfortunately we found the food to be pretty average. I hardly touched my steak in the end. Maybe our expectations were too high but considering the price your paying you do expect it to be quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was amazing, great atmosphere too! Will defer back

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RobinN
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great decor & ambiance. Level of service matched the food..exemplary. The angel hair linguine with fresh truffle was a 10/10...nice touch having the chef come out and shave the truffle over the dish at the table. Highly recommend the Bot.

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JonathanN
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

$68 dollar steak didn’t live up to expectations. Over cooked ( ask medium rare) t-bone with a bit of grilled lettuce on a plate

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BevS
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Family get together including a five year old who was well catered for with suitable children’s food. Adults shared the steak which was very tender and tasty and accompanied by interesting vegetables. The desserts were lovely.

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SimoneC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the Botanical! It never disappoints on food, service and ambience!! The bombe Alaska...superb!

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SueJP
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had Saturday lunch here to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. The food and service were great. If I was going to offer how it could possibly have been better, I'd say that as I called ahead to let them know it was her birthday, it would have been ideal to have gotten her name and wished her a happy birthday (using her name) on arrival. We were lucky enough to get this at The Four Seasons on Moscow last year - and it was only a drink.

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vipRoysmaui
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

This was our first visit, post Paul Wilson! The food was average and the portions were rather small. The wine service and range was excellent. Service overall was attentive.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable evening to see the new year in. Service was excellent and the food well presented with a good wine list. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was poor, food was poor quality. Not recommended

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and wine experience. I will definitely return.

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PennyC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hi,

It was our end of year Book Club meeting where we choose a restaurant to go to and discuss the books for the following year. I had visited the Botanical 4 weeks before to explain the situation and request a round table which was far easier for discussion especially with 60 and 70 years old women! When we arrived we were on a rectangular table but after a short discussion with the manager this was rectified and we were moved to a round table. $25 for steak, fries, salad and a glass of wine is a winner and those who chose something else were very happy. Happy Hour extends to 7pm and $15 Billiecart champagne was very nice! Look forward to going back next year! Regards Penny

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WillD
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Steak night great value and good quality. Wait staff were accommodating in letting us stay past our allotted booking time.

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SimonD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I gotta say I reckon the house burger was the best damn burger I've had in my life! And lemmie tell you, I've been around awhile and I've downed a lot of burgers in my time! My waistline is a testament to that! My partner had the leak tart and it was also to die for, however I would say a bit on the small side. I had the choctop for dessert which was fabulous and my partner had chocolate mousse with honeycomb. It was a work of art to look at, but a bit overpriced by my standards. The waiter was fabulous and fun, not intrusive, and when he asked what we were celebrating and was told my partners birthday, dessert came with a candle and he sang happy birthday. A really nice touch.

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christopheJ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and wine great place with friends. Enjoy the experience

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of food on their menu. Wine list is superb with a heap of quality wines to select.
Staff will go above and beyond to look after all who go and dine. Amazing service!
Beautiful bar out back to keep the night going if you desire. Will continue to eat and enjoy many more night here to come.

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LeighM
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Took a friend to Thursday steak night. She is a student so I knew she could afford $25 for steak, French fries, salad and glass of wine. We enjoyed the meal and the chance to catch up in such a pleasant environment.

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SimonA
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

Front of house staff were excellent. Food delivery was dreadful as we had to wait at every turn. We arrived at 7pm. Entrees arrived 7.30pm and mains at 8.50. No explanation and no apology. At the price charged, we should be able to expect better. Very disappointing experience.

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ClaraH
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love steak night at your hotel and return every 3 or 4 months! It was a little too noisy this visit but it's not usually too bad.

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TonyW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food is excellent, although the menu is fairly limited. The winelist is phenomenal but there are few bottles less than $100. Service, while attentive, was slow even though the restaurant was not full. We suspect that this was deliberate so we'd drink (poand spend) more. If you visit, be aware of this. Our experience was good; it could have been great.

FAQs

Botanical Hotel offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9820 7888.

Botanical Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Botanical Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://botanicalhotel.com.au/product-category/gift-vouchers/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.