17 November 2021
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The award-winning Botanic Gardens Restaurant has been reborn as Restaurant Botanic.
The unique heritage building has undergone a stunning renovation, with a new open kitchen allowing chefs to present a 'chef's table' dining experience.
Globally acclaimed Executive Chef, Justin James, has recently joined the team and is well known to foodies from his tenure at celebrated Australian and international restaurants.
Key features of the renovation and enhanced dining experience include:
Justin paints a picture of the experience that will soon await diners. "For our guests this will be more than a table in a restaurant. A visit to Botanic Gardens Restaurant will be a culinary and sensory escape, where they can forget all of life's pressures, embracing our wonderous botanical setting whilst enjoying exceptional diversity of food & beverages, warm ambience, and engaging service."
Justin went on to describe the restaurant's culinary philosophy. "Every ingredient used must be as close to perfect as it can be. Whilst challenging to achieve, this endless pursuit is what drives us every day. These are products that are typically found where you least expect them, that have been carefully cultivated at every point in their life cycle, and whose aromas and tastes sing to your senses."
He adds, "Innovation and creativity are important to us, and we will constantly seek new flavours. Cooking over fire and steam, fermentation, curing, drying, and raw preparations will compliment traditional methods in order to present delicious memorable food."
For sample menus, visit the website.
Thursday - Sunday
Friday - Saturday
Exclusive breakfast, lunch and dinner events are available 7 days by appointment.
Bookings are essential.
Visit the Restaurant Botanic website for more information, menus and online booking, or call (08) 8223 3526.
The restaurant, cafe and kiosk in Adelaide Botanic Garden are a business of Blanco Horner Hospitality Management.