Sydney, New South Wales

The picturesque Botanic Gardens Restaurant is an enchanting venue offering open-air dining in exquisite garden surrounds. The original 19th Century facade is paired with a sleek modern interior, wide wisteria-draped verandas and spectacular leafy and harbour views. Throughout winter, spring, summer and autumn, you will see our menus change to reflect seasonally available produce. We love to use a variety of ingredients from around Australia, utilising quality produce sourced locally, ethically and sustainably.
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Mrs Macquaries Road,
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney CBD NSW 2000


Sydney CBD



Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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The Botanic Gardens Restaurant is exactly what you expect a restaurant in the middle of Sydney's Botanic Gardens to be – breezy, summery, immersed in the gardens and ultra sophisticated. Using the original facade of a building constructed in the 19th century, this special place embodies the very spirit of the greenery it resides in. White walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and neatly-set beige tables and chairs create a blank canvas upon which the tropical garden outside casts playful shadows and patterns of light. A central bar invites guests to sample one of its wines, although you may prefer to breathe in a little bit more of the fresh outdoors by lunching alfresco on the wooden terrace.

The menu, like the garden outside, changes with the seasons and presents a fresh selection of six entrees and six mains. In the summery months lighter Modern Australian meals offer zest and lightness, while more robust dishes appear when the temperatures progresses into the cooler climes. Items which you may find on the menu include entrees like prawn three ways and mains like snapper with crab risotto and baby herbs. Although you may prefer just to pop in for a cup of coffee and one of the fabulous desserts – perhaps a frozen fruit souffle or an orange, passionfruit jelly with ginger granita and candied lime will do the trick? Breathing magic at night, the Botanic Gardens Restaurant is a prime location for weddings and other functions and can cater for up to 140 people seated and up to 250 people cocktail style.
Agnes Gajewska

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200 pax
The Botanic Restaurant and Gardens Cafe are stunning venues surrounded by tropical rainforest and boasting wide verandahs that overlook the gardens making them ideal for functions. The Botanic Restaurant is the perfect wedding reception venue for those seeking romance and elegance. A sleek, modern setting with central bar, lounge and fireplace - the open architecture features wide wisteria covered verandas embracing the natural environment that surrounds, creating a unique wedding reception venue for up to 144 sit down or 250 guests cocktail style, the above combined with catering by Trippas White catering ensures it's one of Sydney's most prestigious wedding venues.


Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining Room
Romantic / Intimate
Suitable for Corporate functions
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
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