Restaurant Reviews

Botanic Gardens Restaurant: Restaurant review


Plane Tree Dr
Adelaide, SA


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


3 courses $65
4 courses $85
Dégustation $150


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.
(08) 8223 3526
Bookings recommended
  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Paul Baker
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.