Kirribilli’s first small bar and restaurant The Botanist, which is owned by Applejack Hospitality (Owners Hamish Watts and Ben Carrol) who are behind successful Sydney restaurants Bondi Hardware and recently opened SoCal Neutral Bay, held a huge birthday party to celebrate turning one year old. Over 200 locals, friends, media and celebrities attended, including Teri Haddy, Demi Harman, Tim Blackwell, Tara Rushton, Nacho Pop, and Scott Gooding, and the event was a lively night of celebration.


Happy 1st Birthday The Botanist. Guy’s making a mean cocktail


new autumn menu by James Privett, Applejack Group Executive Chef : white fish ceviche lettuce cups, chicken skewers (yummy), broccoli & blue cheese arancini.

The Botanist’s awesome sliders and their lamb & harissa sausage rolls.


The sliders are on their menu and you’ll be getting 4 of these babies.


Vale Ale & Vale IPA were rather good.


Making the mai-taiesque Fothergill punch.(Pampero Especial, lime juice, orgeat, pineapple juice)


Venue’s packed and its a good 1st birthday party. They throw a great party.

The restaurant’s 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. This was a great event and showcases the excellent food that they serve at the botanist as well as the great cocktails. Check out our OG review and find time to cross that bridge.


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