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Botanic Wine Garden

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Port Macquarie, NSW

4.1
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Stephen Lyons Jun 18, 2021
Wonderful place with amazing food and staff. Highly recommend. See less
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Carolyn Choy Jun 13, 2021
An informal restaurant with the majority of seating outside; lovely vibe if not a little chilly at night even with the gas heater stands. Service from the girls was really lovely and friendly but they would have benefited from having at least one or two more people on. I ordered the gnocchi with manchego and cavolo nero which was nice enough. The gnocchi pieces could have been cut a bit smaller and the flavour was a bit too sharp from what tasted like creme fraiche but it was ok. Sadly, the pork belly served to my partner was the worst pork belly we've ever seen. It was soggy and pale with the skin blackened slightly by a blow torch!?! I thought the entree chicken wings which -weren't- crunchy were disappointing when served, but that pork belly was the saddest thing I've seen in a long time. Overall, cute place for a drink but don't go for food. While some dishes might be ok, they're certainly not to the level you'd want at the price they charge. See less
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Diane Hicks May 17, 2021
Our experience was average, with some highs and lows. Let's start with the highs - the drinks were delicious, the environment pleasant, the music lovely. The side dish and complimentary taster dish were scrumptious. Unfortunately, that's it for the highs. Upon arrival, rather than be welcomed with a "hello ladies, welcome" or "hello ladies, how's your night" or "hello ladies, have you dined here before" we were greeted with an abrupt "you need to scan in". This was indicative of the tone of the service, from both the manager (owner?) and the waiter. There was no warmth or welcome, rather it felt like we were an inconvenience. The service was abrupt and awkward. The main meals were good, not great, with both the pork and fish over salted. The reason for this updated review, follows an interrogation by someone calling me, representing the restaurant, possibly the manager/owner. This person challenged my 3 star rating, i.e. my opinion. The opening "salvo" was that my husband tipped generously, so there shouldn't have been a reason for my 3 star. Given I attended the restaurant with my daughter, it was clear they didn't even know which guests we were...which again made me feel a combination of 1) stalked and 2) like we didn't matter. We were not made welcome, and the food was average. The drinks kept the review at 3 stars. We won't be going back. See less
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Louise Scott Apr 22, 2021
Brilliant restaurant. I absolutely love this place. The second time we’ve been when visiting Port Macquarie. Ash and his team work incredibly hard to make this a memorable experience. Full points to the chef and Joel for a delicious meal. Make sure you book or you may not get in. Lucky us! Yum 😋 See less
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Walker Lizbeth Apr 08, 2021
Upon approaching this restaurant we were greeted with a friendly smile. Unlike Bill's up the road. The prompt service, impeccable food, and attentiveness to our needs on the night were nothing but first class. The presentation of food was fantastic, the flavour yummm! Would recommend the lamb and prawns. See less
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Bacchus D Apr 04, 2021
My wife and I decided to try this restaurant based on the positive reviews we read on here. We were very disappointed. Service was awful and very slow. We waited over 30 minutes and no staff came over to ask for the orders. We finally have to call and stop someone to take our orders. The place was not that busy on the night, and there were more than enough staff walking looking busy but not doing much. Another 30 minutes before our food arrives. I was about to call someone to check and make sure that our orders were not forgotten. The food finally comes, and it was very average, another disappointment. They were very quick to clean our table and get us to pay and leave though. See less
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Richard Mar 02, 2021
How to write this review? Firstly I telephoned the restaurant to book on advertised number and it diverted to staff mobile who was indignant I had called 🤷‍♂️. We turned up and asked for a table and were told only tables were indoors which was fine - but there were tables outside. Food and service was good. Except we ordered wine from list and were brought and served another. But overall, a pleasant experience. See less
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Alessandra Papazzo Feb 15, 2021
Our favourite place to go in Port Macquarie, where we feel so home and have always a wonderful experience for the food, for the amazing cocktails that Joel prepares, for the Unique music selection and for the very relaxed vibes! We always highly recommend it to everyone! their NEGRONI takes me back home to Italy and reminds me of my happy hour in Milan with my friends, because it's so perfectly done! Their menu changes seasonally and the owners are so chilled and very friendly! & their gnocchi are very well made, even my son Loves them! We can't wait to go back!thank you Guys! See less
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Jessica L. Williams Jan 15, 2021
We stumbled along this restaurant whilst we were passing through port Macquarie and was pleasantly surprised. Fantastic wine menu, very helpful staff, and high quality food - tough to find this kind of quality and value in Sydney! Thanks for a great evening. See less
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Giulia Sampogna - Like Wanderlust Jan 03, 2021
We had a great time at Botanic Wine Garden. We didn’t book ahead and were lucky to get the last table available. Service was great, we enjoyed the place and food was ok. My gnocchi wasn’t as good as it looks and the famous burnt broccoli was really hard to eat. See less
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David Crombie Nov 30, 2020
After not being able to book online we called and they accommodated us. Great selection of wines, spirits and cocktails and dishes. The food was great and was matched with great service. Would definitely dine here again. See less
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Ash N Nov 20, 2020
Just came for the lamb sticks but they did not have any. So ordered the prawn appetizers with the margarita. Could tell the prawn was frozen Could tell because it was slightly mushy. But the sauce on top was great (base sauce) Definitely a good local spot See less
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Shashank Kapur Oct 15, 2020
Great food and ambience. We were lucky enough to catch a live acoustic night. Can recommend the fish of the day for the mains. The Barramundi was cooked perfectly and the sauce it was served with complimented the fish very well. See less
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Nicole Aug 10, 2020
Excellent and knowledgeable staff. The young bar man was brilliant, he made beautiful cocktails and was very friendly. The food is over priced. I had the squid, it was far too salty, yet perfectly cooked. The cheese platter was nice, as was the chicken and pork belly. Great selection of unique cocktails, I recommend the corpse reviver. See less
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Marco Fischer Dec 29, 2019
Great place with amazing fresh and tasty food. Highly recommended to visit and enjoy the flavours of the chef's. Very friendly staff, great attention, fast service, nice music and atmosphere. And above all the food is just perfect. Had the tasty chicken and some gnocchi, both delicious. More than 5stars to all the lovely people who run this place! See less
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FAQs
Does Botanic Wine Garden offer takeaway?

Yes, Botanic Wine Garden offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is Botanic Wine Garden located?

Its located at Glasshouse forecourt, Shop 3/26 Clarence St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia

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Contact Details

Glasshouse forecourt, Shop 3/26 Clarence St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia
+61 2 6584 3685
Opening Days
Botanic Wine Garden is open 5 days a week ( Tuesday to Saturday) and closed on Sunday, Monday. Please contact the business for actual opening hours.
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