Opening hours, map and location, parking, accessibility, regulations and more. Mitchell House, Level 5, Studio #505, 358 Lonsdale St Melbourne, 3000, Aus We found the menu to be quite limited but were still hopeful at this stage. It was an easy walk to the restaurant from Macquarie Street. My reason for only a 4 (instead of 5) stars? The food was very much a delicious pleasure and the restaurant itself has a warm and airy ambience. Zomato users recommend Coffee, Burgers, Fruit Salad and Steak at Botanic Gardens Cafe. No matter your interest, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney. For a younger demographic, this place would be great but for older folk with even slightly compromised hearing, conversing would be difficult.More, This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Australia. View Image Gallery here. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Hidden amongst the stunning foliage of the Sydney’s … Visitor Information Centre Staffed by invaluable volunteers, it's stocked with maps, brochures and info about the Garden and upcoming events. Jet-black, steamed charcoal buns are dramatic to look at, and again, light and mild of flavour, filled with roasted and flash-fried crisp pork belly ($16). Even good old Oz/Chinese sweet-and-sour pork with capsicum and pineapple gets a look in, which, considering the older, garden-loving demographic, is probably a good thing. The Cairns Botanic Gardens is a tropical paradise, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia. There's an Archontophoenix cunninghamiana​ next to a Waterhousea floribunda and a Flindersia xanthoxyla just outside the panoramic windows, as palm trees gathered from south-east Asia to Madagascar grow among home-grown native Australians. The dining area is light and bright with lovely views out to the Botanic Gardens. 21/2 hours I think. Can’t wait to get married? or picnic lunch at High Park. What you see then is an intricate single-line drawing on the wall. 961 likes. The architecture and Italianate style of the Botanic Hotel has been compared to a tiered wedding cake. We had a booking for Saturday lunch and as soon as we arrived we were rushed to be seated to proceed with...the set menu. We found the menu to be quite limited but were still hopeful at this stage. The view is also great. It's a jungle out there. Once you've been an Afterpay customer for more than 6 weeks, for orders under $500 the first payment is made in 14 days and the final payment in 8 weeks. Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, Botanic House offers a multi-level world class dining experience. Tip: rice for one is just $2, and is enough for two people. Service 2/5 And considering the location and quality it was reasonable value at $236 for the four of us. To the point where we basically did not even feel like having more than 1 or 2 small bites out of each dish. The mains eventually did come but unfortunately they were very disappointing. Celebrity chef Luke Nguyen is spicing up the Botanic Gardens with new multi-level restaurant, Botanic House. The food was very much a delicious pleasure and the restaurant itself has a warm and airy ambience. If this restaurant is expecting to be regarded as a fine-dining restaurant then they have allot of improvements to make both to service and quality of food. Terry Durack is chief restaurant critic for The Sydney Morning Herald and senior reviewer for the Good Food Guide. Food: 2/5 Sign up today. Beware, though, how the extras such as sparkling water, wine and coffees can add to the bill - in our case an extra $115. It was truly incredible to see the human element missing from an environment that one would expect to be replicated by Luke Nguyen's playful energy and geniality. To the point where normal conversation wasn’t feasible. Botanic House, who are these people that you employ? There aren’t many spots in Sydney quite as picturesque as the Botanic Gardens, and now you can cap off a decadent day of frolicking with a meal to remember at Botanic House. We really loved the food and will definitely go back. The non-greeting on arrival set the tone for a restaurant service that was, overall, disinterested, disengaged and devoid of personable interaction. Soy sauce ice-cream, mellowed by a rich creme anglaise, makes an interesting adjunct to a spongy slab of South American tres leches (three milks) cake flavoured with Vietnamese coffee ($16) and accessorised with miso caramel and Chinese almond cookie crumbs. •Local business providing quality indoor plants, pots & hangers for your home or office space• •Follow our page for upcoming events• Great drinks. It is definitely worth the money the food was excellent and all you can to drink, there are only 120 people in the Gardens so you will avoid the crowds. 5. Reserve a table at Chiswick at the Gallery, Sydney on Tripadvisor: See 477 unbiased reviews of Chiswick at the Gallery, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #134 of 6,004 restaurants in Sydney. About See All +61 407 851 752. Food: 2/5 (We arrived ontime) We went with the optional extra dish of dumplings. Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page. The restaurant was almost full on our arrival, and the windows were closed re weather, so...lots of hard surfaces and no soft furnishings does equal a lot of sound bouncing around. Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor. SMALL PLATES AND GRAZING . And considering the location and quality it was reasonable value at $236 for the four of us. Create New Account. It was incredibly noisy. We will certainly go again, but maybe next time pay more attention to the food! Surrounded by stunning foliage and with glimpses of Sydney Harbour, Botanic House is the ultimate destination to eat, drink and celebrate. Highly recommended. The staff were friendly and able to explain the dishes to us, we were given plenty of time for the lunch,...21/2 hours I think. The Royal Botanic Garden is the perfect setting for the long-established Trippas White Group's newly renovated and renamed Botanic House restaurant, where Luke Nguyen is an "ambassador chef" (whatever that means). We rank these hotels, restaurants, and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location. May...I also mention the great service we received. Almost robotically, the service staff came and went with food and wine, and each person demonstrated a collective indifference to our being there. Second visit to this restaurant and faultless once again. They were literally hunched over the table as they arrived, standing up, looking at a paper menu while the waiter was rushing through the whole thing and they were just nodding. As for Australian natives, look no further than grilled king prawns with tempura saltbush, and wok-tossed warrigal greens with water spinach and preserved bean curd. We chose a selection of dumplings and duck salad to share. food itself was worthy of far more attention than we probably gave it. Sydney, I also mention the great service we received. Also, I'm not the sort of guy that wants others to know I'm celebrating my birthday if I'm in public, but it was quite conspicuous when not even the presence of a couple of birthday cards and gifts could elicit a 'happy birthday' from a staff member. If they want to be a cheap Chinese round corner restaurant then they should just say so and stop wasting the time of patrons who are not interested in that kind of service or food. See more of The Botanic House on Facebook. Address. Get quick answers from Botanic House staff and past visitors. The food may have been excellent, but it's amazing just how significant poor service can influence the overall experience.More, Excellent venue. Ordered extra dumplings at the beginning of the meal but would have been satisfied with the set menu items alone. 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