Botanical Hotel

4.4
128 reviews
$41 to $100
Bistro
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

Support Botanical Hotel during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 128 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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Anonymous
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Generally excellent, our gripe was the time waiting for the food from the kitchen, significantly better than 2 years ago, we will go again

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FionaD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch, great food, ambience was perfect and staff were exceptional!

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

service on the Sunday night was a little slow . Food nice but was disappointed to see a $25.00 surcharge applied because it was a Sunday? Pricing was not cheap, so not sure this charge was reasonable. Unlikely to visit again

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ANNIES
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We could not fault our evening - the service in particular was outstanding. It was perfection thank you Botanical

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RachaelO
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing when I attend the Bot the service amazing wine is great

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JacquieB
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was too salty. Entree of calamari very nice. Mains were disappointing - angel hair pasta very salty and somewhat tasteless. Lamb was inedible. Weird taste. Was it off? Not sure. Not worth my money this time.

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TamraK
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent service and delicious meal. Always a winner

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely place to spend a winters afternoon. Elegant surroundings, friendly staff and the lamb shoulder was divine!!!
Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flawless. Just flawless. Steak cooked to perfection and the lobster Mac’n’cheese was exactly what the doctor ordered on a wintery night. Loved it. Needless to say we will be back. And soon !

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great night and the food was great! Not too overpriced either

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RonnieH
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

All good however when you have to eat your meal in 10 minutes not very satisfactory when the venue was advised at least 3 times we needed to leave by 7
The food excellent

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Pgianas
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, ambience and service. A great restaurant for a special occasion family dinner !

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MarcoD
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, top shelf service, highly recommend to all, no matter the occasion.

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DaniC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful dinner with outstanding service, cannot recommend highly enough

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly enjoyable lunch on a Wednesday with very helpful and friendly staff as well as excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here for an early Mother’s Day celebration and it was nothing short of a wonderful lunch.
We really had a lovely time and will not hesitate to book here again.
Thank you for making it a special day for us.

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Candice
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Extremely poor service in the restaurant; long wait to food and drinks, waitress was rude. Food was good (not great) but at a high price point that didn't reflect the quality. The bar area was lively and fun, 15 minute wait for cocktails. Would potentially go back for a drink at the bar but not to the restaurant .

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HarrietK
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a casual drink, catch up with friends or a meal. Food is fantastic and atmosphere is perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An iconic venue, probably Melbourne's best pub.

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Hawk23
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Football was a 3.20pm start on Sunday so plenty of time to enjoy a nice lunch beforehand.
6 of us.3 orders of steak,2 fish of the day and 1 half roast chicken.All dishes beautifully cooked and presented and good array of sides.
Excellent and extensive wine list.

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BellaP
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our dinner was amazing, the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was so lively but the best part of our night was how amazing the service was!

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ARac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Service was poor. Had high expectations for this restaurant and we were very disappointed.

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MakellanB
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Great food, sub par service extremely understaffed, hour wait for a drink with a reservation.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous meal, the service was fabulous, we were disappointed that the share lamb was not available but aside from that everything was superb.

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JuliaO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible. Faultless. So many things on the menu I want to try too. Will definitely be returning.

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Helen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, wine and service ended up having a six hour lunch!! Very enjoyable definitely be back

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had 2 very wonderful waitresses, their bright & personalable personality made our night so much fun.
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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal. Fantastic service

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MIkeS
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was brilliant (Poppy was a standout) food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We got married in the botanical gardens and crossed the road to eat hear. Sea food and good wine would be my ideal choice and the botanical hotel supplied everything we love. Fresh fish abs an extensive wine list. Great personal service too, thanks for making the day special.

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IPFooody
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Very expensive. Medium rare eye fillets were cremated. Wines by the glass or more like a thimble.

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James
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

My Chicken was pretty good, but my Girlfriend food was terrible she’s vegan and the pasta she order was eatable and her dessert tasted like it had been microwaved.

If you are on a plant based or vegan diet don’t come here.

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CathrynF
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely fabulous food and wine, great service, felt very spoiled and looked after. Definitely going back again soon.

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ChrisM
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seafood options for entrees are great and the pasta / lamb saddle for main was perfect !

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ArleyG
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was fabulous as was the service. Lovely atmosphere and would definitely come back 

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just great .....

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StevenA
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and location, food a little overpriced for what you get but it is domain road!

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Likesared
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Consistent - great food, excellent atmosphere and solid wine list

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MargaretF
6 reviews