Superbly located adjacent to the famous Botanic Gardens, the Botanical underwent a $4 million renovation by leading Melbourne design firm Webb +, transforming it into a multi-faceted venue complete with formal restaurant, informal wine store and café, a bar and lounge for more serious drinkers and the alfresco-inspired 'Archer Room’ for casual dining and private events.
"With the Botanical, we have created an all inclusive venue combining a variety of quite separate but interlinked spaces, catering for every occasion," says General Manager, Frederic Blevin.
The Botanical presents a generous, family style menu in the restaurant, Wine Store and bar. It is a celebration of Modern Australian, incorporating only the highest quality, sustainable produce.
The restaurant has a capacity for 90 diners including a Chef's Table, crafted from a fallen tree in the Botanic Gardens. It provides a formal dining experience with the gravitas of dark-stained solid oak tables lightened by the edgy contemporary artworks of Melbourne artist, Janenne Eaton.
The Botanical's restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days, the Wine Store from 7am till late seven days and the Bar from 12noon till late seven days.