The Botanist


The Botanist in Kirribili pays homage to Gerard Forthergill, a pioneer in the study of plants and flavoursome spices who previously had an apothecary in the same building. To do this, they serve up fresh, seasonal dishes made with exotic ingredients.

Tucked away on Willoughby Street, this trendy boozer reflects its rich history with muted tones and gorgeous wooden furniture, plus plant-related artworks and murals of trees on the walls. In line with its namesake, the eatery features plenty of foliage, which is dotted around, hanging from the ceiling and on the tables.

The restaurant is a haven of Mediterranean flavours, with plates made for sharing. Top dishes include the chargrilled chicken complemented by kohlrabi, spiced walnut and black tahini, as well as the butterfly rainbow trout with green harissa and Sicilian olives. If you’re just stopping by for drinks, you can sip on beer, wine and spirits. There's also a fun list of signature cocktails, including the diablo verde, made of Olmeca Altos Plata tequila, jalapeno, lime and coriander.


  • North Sydney
  • Happily Affordable $$


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Tuesday 17:00 0:00
Wednesday 12:00 0:00
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Saturday 12:00 0:00
Sunday 12:00 22:00



The Botanist, 17 Willoughby Street, 2061


North Sydney


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food, Seafood, International and Vegan Friendly food.

  • A word from the chef:

    The Botanist serves an eclectic menu of seasonal, Mediterranean-style sharing plates.

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