Botanist has been spicing up the Kirribilli area since they opened their doors four months ago.To keep spicing things up they’re now launching a new innovative cocktail and food menu, as well as a pioneering new website.
The restaurants name references illustrious Botanist Gerard Fothergill who travelled the world researching plants, and whose last years of his life were spent running a small bookshop in the very building the restaurant now occupies. The Botanist pays homage to these historical and botanical themes of exploration and discovery, creating food and cocktail menus using abundant offerings of fresh produce, herbs and spices.
The global share plate menu, designed by head chef Justin Walshe (formerly of Bathers’ Pavilion), is made for exactly that, sharing, with dishes including salt & pepper encrusted squid, soft polenta with sautéed mushrooms, and a slow roasted whole pork knuckle.The launch of the new food menu this month will include exciting additions with a Mexican flare such as soft shell tacos with the choice of marinated beef, chilli chicken, grilled fish or spiced mixed vegetables, Quesadillas of chicken and sweet corn.
Co-owner Hamish Watts has also constructed a new cocktail menu that continues to reflect the Botanist themes with simple and elegant flower and spiced infusions, keeping in tune with what he believes people really want, put simply and in his own words “Enjoyable, classically made drinks with flare, focusing on fresh, lively flavours”. New additions include the Flower Doctor made with Botanist Gin, tequila based Mexican Garden and a new share cocktail called Grandma’s Vase.
The Botanist’s new responsive web site design works seamlessly across desktop and hand-held devices. You can gain access to food and beverage menus, find out information about functions or group bookings and even read Gerard’s Log Book where you will find the latest news, press and events for the Kirribilli Botanist. The Botanist caters to its surrounds perfectly and is Kirribilli’s first small bar and restaurant. Combining the historical with the modern to create a winning formula,
The Botanist continues to bring some much needed spice to the local area.
Keep your eyes peeled for Sydney Social’s VIP coverage of the official launch!