Restaurant Reviews

Botanic Gardens Restaurant: Restaurant review

Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Address

Plane Tree Dr
Adelaide, SA

Hours

Lunch Tue-Sun noon-3.30pm
Dinner Fri-Sat 6.30pm-9.00pm

Prices

3 courses $65
4 courses $85
Dégustation $150

REVIEW

Using the Adelaide Botanic Garden that surrounds his kitchen for inspiration, Paul Baker embraces seasonal change in nimble menus that capture complexity and freshness. A melange of Satsuma plum, smoked green apple and ginger smartly cuts through the richness of pig's head terrine, while the earthy tones of a pretty beetroot tart are lifted by pickled apple, fried rosemary and horseradish. Side dishes are beautifully composed combinations such as sautéed broccolini on green chilli oil, dressed in smoked buttermilk with rye pangrattato. Kitchen influence even colours the drinks list, with house-made vermouth and beer complementing an enticing array of mostly South Australian wines. Recent refurbishment added a sharp, modern tone to the glass-walled pavilion. It provides the right foil for Baker's intelligent food, elevating an impressive dining experience.

Phone:
(08) 8223 3526

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Paul Baker

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.