The Botanist Kirribilli Launches New Bar Book & Menu

Rebecca Varidel
7th May 2015

There's something about knowing the history of a building. The Botanist bar and restaurant has been spicing up the Kirribilli area since it opened its doors. Legend has it that illustrious Botanist Gerard Fothergill, who travelled the world researching plants, spent the 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, with food and cocktail menus using abundant offerings of fresh produce, herbs and spices.

Now the north shore botanical themed restaurant and bar The Botanist has launched a new bar book and restaurant menu.

The Botanist’s new bar book features all new cocktails, beers, ciders, wine and spirits, perfect for enjoying over the cooler months ahead.

Standout cocktails include:

The Central Connection (created by The Botanist’s resident mixologist Jono Heys) – Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum with El Jimador Reposado, lime, fresh orange, agave, chocolate & orange bitters

Lady Marmalade – Tanqueray Gin with Pavan liqueur, lemon, orange marmalade & a dash of grapefruit bitters

Banoffee Daquiri – Banana infused Pampero Especial Rum with lime & salted caramel

Spiced Rumbullion Jug – Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum with Pampero Especial, peach liqueur, lime, almond syrup, pineapple, pomegranate & angostura bitters topped with ginger beer

The new restaurant menu created by head chef Timo Vogel includes Black quinoa with prawn, shaved cauliflower & green mango (GFDF), Seared salmon with dukkah, pickled dutch carrot, radish & dill (GF), Grilled asparagus with almond, pomegranate & green olives (VDF) and Pork loin with crumbled belly, gribiche, crackling.

There's more info on The Botanist and the man (or the myth?) himself Gerard Fothergill at