Shares and Sliders @ The Botanist

Through a modestly marked doorway in North Sydney’s Kirribilli, and down a dimly lit stairway on Broughton Street, the one-time home of a nomadic English Botanist has been transformed into a bar and tapas-style restaurant that overflows with an unmistakable earthy charm. 

In honour of its former resident, Gerard Fothergrill, a botanical theme has been created with; fresh-cut flowers, leafy green plants hanging from the ceiling, soft amber lighting and tall timber tables.  While a tantalising menu of; sliders, pizzas, tacos and share-plates, has been created for the locales modern dweller.

Crunchy corn chips coupled with freshly prepped tomato salsa and guacamole ($10) are perfect for a light-starter.  While melt-in-your-mouth crispy duck ($24), char-grilled sirloin with carrot puree and roasted vegetables ($19) and cumin chicken skewers with speck and barley risotto ($18) provide an indescribably delicious selection of main share-plates.

The chill-laxed vibe of the Botanist is ideal for lingering catch-ups with friends.  The staff are friendly, the food is delicious and the cocktails are inventive.  We recommend the Hawaii Chai-Vo, which features a wicked summer combo of pamper Especial Rum, apricot brandy and pineapple juice. With the foot of the harbour bridge just minutes down the hill, you can end your experience on a refreshing note – with an always-breath-taking harbour-side walk.

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The Botanist

17 Willoughby Street, Kirribilli

02 9954 4057


Monday & Tuesday for Dinner &

Wednesday – Sunday for Lunch & Dinner

Originally published on Madame Sydney

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