Botanical Hotel, South Yarra VIC

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Botanical Hotel, South Yarra VIC

The Botanical Hotel is a hotel located in South Yarra, Victoria. They have a bar and great food and drink options. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 3.9 out of 780 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
Lovely setting opposite the Botanical Gardens. Great staff, very friendly, accommodating and very responsive. Really nice ambience. Check it out!
169 Domain Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Saturday: 07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Sunday: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Saturday: 07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Sunday: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Latest reviews for Botanical Hotel, South Yarra VIC

Tony Carrucan
Lovely setting opposite the Botanical Gardens. Great staff, very friendly, accommodating and very responsive. Really nice ambience. Check it out!
Liz S
We had lunch here on Friday with friends. The staff were lovely and friendly. The food was truly delicious. I had the duck and although it arrived on a nice white plate and looked like a small portion, what I had was very special. Each mouthful delicious. Thankfully we ordered extra sides to share. The fries were crispy and tasty. The zucchini was a little bland. My husband had the roast chicken risotto and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our friend had the pork cutlet and his wife had prawns. Everyone was happy with their choices. The only disappointment for me was my cocktail which tasted watery. I'm sure an establishment with such a great reputation can do better than this. We are returning soon, so I'll give the cocktails another try ???
Dr Eve's Health Emporium
We had a corporate event here last night.Nice venue with fantastic food and great service. Would definitely be back for more of this Oh lala experience.
Carlos Barletta
Unbeatable location with a cozy terrace. It is the fancier of the restaurants in the row. Very chill and chic atmosphere. Food was fantastic, in particular the Angel Pasta with crab. The service however can be improved, you can be left unattended for 20 mins at a time and have to walk to the bar to ask for the service to come. Easy 5 starts if they can take better care of their customers!
Attended for a function dinner. The restaurant was very busy and the service was excellent, efficient and polite. The ambience was very pleasant as well. Unfortunately the food was average. The lamb pasta was nice but not special. The grilled fish was dry, bland and overcooked. The chocolate mouse dessert was slightly too sweet for my taste. Overall a good place for a small function but food was a let down on the night.
The Gollys
Had lunch here recently. The service was pretty average. Had to ask for water several times and remind them about my tea. It was quiet. I had the eggplant tuna sashimi. I didn't enjoy this dish. The flavours didn't combine well for me. The lentil sides was fresh and ok a bit bland though. My friend had the pumpkin risotto and that was excellent. They supplied bread which we appreciate. Not as good as my previous experiences here. Sadly bone marrow was no longer a side on their menu.
Eric Zhang
On our way to Jonathan Lee's concert tonight, we decided to try out the highly recommended Botanical Hotel. Luckily, we were able to secure a table. This was our first time dining at this restaurant, but we were pleasantly surprised by the exceptional quality of the food and the impressive service. Our dinner was truly enjoyable, filled with mouth watering foods and refreshing drinks! The Botanical Hotel experience perfectly complemented the emotional songs performed by Jonathan Lee at the concert. It was a truly wonderful night, filled with fantastic dining treat and heart touching concert!
Nicole Swinfield
The fact that this place does not have 5 stars leaves me puzzled!!!

Everything was perfect! I'm a pretty critical person by nature and I have no complaints about this place. Food and drinks were amazing. The servers were all incredibly friendly and attentive.

Highly recommend this place for anyone wanting a fine dining experience. Cannot wait to be back in Melbourne to try this place again.
josh Folghera
Really good food, I had the scotch fillet with fries and broccolini! No assigned waiters so random drinks kept coming out, asked the same questions a couple times and after we were seated, we waited for some time and had to go grab someone to serve us. Overall it was good but for the price and reputation, it felt a bit amateur.
Lidya Ertanto
?Food is pretty good.
The steak was not cooked evenly thought. My friend had hers super raw. She end up not eating them.
But the baramudin was nice.
Their side dishes was nice too.

? The place was amazing.
We booked a function area. It's closed but with glass. So feel like outdoor but not cold.
We miss the Botanic Hotel Melbourne as we have recently relocated. It has always been
a delightful experience enjoying its prime location, right next to the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens.

During Covid , the staff at Botanical continued to provide exceptional customer service. Their attentiveness and professionalism were evident in every interaction . When we came out of lock downs the Botanic Hotel was our first choice to dine. The food was simply divine, bursting with flavors that delighted our taste buds. The chefs' dedication to their craft was evident in every dish served.

The combination of its breathtaking location, outstanding customer service, and delectable cuisine makes it a true gem. Thank you to the entire team for making our stay in Melbourne so memorable. We will definitely be returning in the future.
Tan T
Have been there before for dinner and decided to go back to try more. Nice atmosphere with friendly service. We had burgers and fish of the day and it was quite good. Also had the pickled veggies but wasn't a big fan. Overall, quite happy with food and service.
Harry Niel
the cocktail glass is fishy, I don't think they washed properly, the food taste is below average, so its overpriced
I love this place, food and spritz are amazing!!! Staff are great and Pauline is very funny. Had a great lunch with my friend here and we will be back. I had oysters and they are great, steak was perfectly seasoned and cooked as I asked.
Andrew Poulos
Very disappointing, the food took hours to come out. The $200 steak we purchased was meant to be 1kg and looked like 300g. We asked the steak to be cooked medium rare and they brought it out well done to the point it was hard! Also charged us $99 surcharge because it was a Saturday night. The pasta was a main meal and looked like a entree. There was 7 of us and everyone went home extremely disappointed. Once we left, we went to another restaurant so we could actually eat some food. Very disappointing night.
Was in one of the function rooms for a dinner event. Bar was right outside so loud music can still be heard in our room. Service of staff was excellent. We really enjoyed our evening at Botanical Hotel. Some people found their porterhouse medium well too cooked and burnt and desserts were overly too sweet for our liking. Alcohols, Cocktails and mocktails were good. A smokers room was right beside our function room and the door was conjoined so the smell swifted in which upsetted several people. Bathroom was packed at all times and very dirty and wet.
A group of 4 on a Friday night with a booking at 8:30pm. When we first stepped in the staff was just walking around/right pass us couple of times like we were not there. Finally got there attention but it wasn't helpful. We were there 10min early got told to go wait at the bar. The bar was super busy and smelly no where to sit or even stand. At the end we came out from the bar found a table of four that already empty since we entered. Asked if it ok to sit there. Staff said it fine. (At this point im not sure why they just dont let us sit there on the first place) however the food as great everything cooked to perfections however the service is bad and weird. Probably wont come back. The toilet was disgusting.
Ben Sturgess
I may be own my own here but this was a really disappointing experience. The Maitre d' was condescending and unwelcoming. The burger was ok, better than a whopper but not much. The bathroom was dirty with curious puddles on the floor which I waded through. I am comparing it to a visit three years back that was very good. Roll the dice yourself if you have the cash.
Ivan Rangelov
Went to this venue as a guest for an engagement party in the back room. The food was absolutely amazing. The service was phenomenal. Nice intimate private room with an outdoor/ smoking area accessible. My only fault of this venue was that at the time of our party, unfortunately the cubicle doors in the male were taken off the hinges. This made privacy a concern when using the bathroom. This should've been fixed as soon as possible in my opinion, especially when you have people spending large sums of money for an engagement party and want the experience to be as positive as possible. Overall, great food and customer service. Try the steak!
The wine displays and bar were amazing. The produce was fresh but the flavours were to busy and didn't match. The 1.6kg tomahawk came out cold but juicy as were the cold fries! Once the meat was reheated it was warm but dry, not worth eating. A very big disappointment for a $185. 00 steak. The wine list selection was absolutely amazing but absolutely ridiculous in price coming from the retail wine industry this is just overpriced. And I would not come back for it. Sorry. The bread was the best thing on the plate. Yum
James S
Hosted an event in the archer room and the service both in the lead up as well as at the event itself was first class. Food was great and the space so nice. Very happy with how a very special day for us went.
Adrian Pileggi
After seeing my ID the bouncer asked if I lived in said suburb, after confirming he then replied "not tonight fellas". I've never been shamed for the suburb I live in, and didn't think this type of discrimination existed in Melbourne. It left a foul taste in our mouths. Unfortunately, the Botanical hotel is not a place we'd visit again.
Abhinav Bidani
Absolutely hard to fault. This place is perfect for any celebratory occasion. The decor of the bar, restaurant and cellar are incredible. As you walk into the restaurant, you can see the dry aged meat on display - great.

We started off with glasses of Mot which we enjoyed with some simple French fries.

For dinner it was the cauliflower, broccolini, scotch fillet, jumbo prawns, calamari and cocktails...several cocktails then wine

Great spot. I imagine lunchtime would be amazing also with the view of the gardens right opposite.
Miss Mummy
The location is great and the food good. The person who served us was really nice but we had to wait over 1.5 hours for food (which was tough with two hungry teens).The calamari and prawn dishes were too salty but the other dishes were nice. My previous experience at lunch times here was always fantastic but Saturday night was a big let down.
Jenny Boymal
The meal was simply delicious!! Great service, incredible bread and delightful atmosphere!
You have to try the Lamb Neck - seriously incredible!!
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