What We Do
What We Do
Restaurant Botanic is a commitment. We are committed to creating a whole experience for every individual we welcome through our doors. As guests, the only thing we ask is for your time and willingness to come along for the ride. Want to know what we’re about and what to expect? Let’s chat about it.
Our tasting menu, brought to you by Chef Justin James, presents over 20 different flavour combinations. We don’t believe the word “course” does any justice to what we do, as our flavour combinations come in all different shapes and sizes. Our restaurant is an experience of the senses, and we want to take you on a mini holiday through what the Botanic Garden’s have to offer with taste, smell, sight, sound, and touch. We value the entire experience at Restaurant Botanic and we want all our guests to savour every minute in our little oasis. To avoid being rushed or put under pressure, anticipate an overall minimum dining experience of a 4 hour duration.
We love the Botanic Garden that surrounds our restaurant and showcasing what is at its peak. We focus on place and time. Place – being the Adelaide Botanic Garden, then SA, then Australia. Time – being the season and what is the weather today. We adore unique ingredients to Australia, so we believe marron, green ants, finger limes, and bunya bunya branches are a luxury. We love to embrace a sensory experience and some of the best food you eat is with your hands, so be prepared set the fork aside and get involved.
Regarding beverages, our drinks offering follows the same philosophy as our menu, where we have three pairing offerings. The Temperance Pairing is a non-alcoholic beverage selection of juices, infusions, ferments and mocktails crafted by our team. Expect complex and adventurous flavours and combinations of savoury, salty, sweet, sour and bitter. The Botanic Pairing offers a diverse selection of alcoholic beverages. Think wines from around the globe, sake, vermouth, beer or maybe a cocktail inspired by the garden around us—all in pursuit of creating the best pairing. In The Sommelier’s Reserve Pairing, expect a carefully curated pairing with an emphasis on great wines from iconic producers, some of these wines are extremely rare, others are exclusive to our restaurant, and come directly from the winemakers' cellars. We also have a wine list of over 200 bottles and some serious cocktails.
“Kick back, relax, absorb the garden elements & our bangin’ playlist while you sip on a Chef’s Negroni” – Chef Justin James