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Sydney is brimming with great places to eat and drink, from world class fine dining with extensive winelists & stunning views to fabulous corner bakery cafes with outstanding coffee to sooth the soul. There are far too many to list, but here we have picked some personal favourites just for our Botanik guests...



Dont be fooled by the unassuming name, this is by no means a cafe. This world class restaurant, set on the rooftop of the historic Customs House in Circular Quay offers diners gunbarrel views across Circuar Quay to the Harbour Bridge & Opera House. Cafe Sydney is not just a restaurant, its an experience.  Weather permitting, request an outdoor table, or close to the terrace as possible. (Book well in advance).

5th Floor, Customs House

31 Alfred Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000


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Set amongst the new Barangaroo develeopment this is a stand out restaurant both in terms of quality & style of food. Utilitising old world cooking techniques Woodcut honours the integrity of the finest Australian ingredients & brings them into the 21st century, combining a rich earthiness with a world class finess. 

(It is also surprisingly easy to get a table)

Level 1 (Ground),

1 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia


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Sydney is a city of villages and the finest village of them all is undoubtedly Double Bay. Set in this exclusively wealthy, leafy area of Sydneys Eastern Suburbs, its well worth the 10 minute car trip for a day of dining, shopping & pampering.  Margaret has established itself as a cosy neighbourhood restaurant,  offering the best Australian produce with a focus on fresh seafood, by award winning chef Niel Perry. Those earthy aromas of charcoal wafting over the surrounding street is almost too much to resist.


Bay St. Corner Guilfoyle Ave.
Double Bay, Sydney


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Just a short ten minute drive from Botanik and you can find yourself instantly on a resort holiday. The newly reinvented Bondi Pavillion is centrestage on Bondi Beach, and Promenade sits right in the middle, with stunning views across the beach. The menu is extensive but every dish is sure to impress. The can  waitstaff are smart & quick on their feet. The restaurant itself is beautifully breezy & casual, yet elegant. Although they dont accept bookings for outside, if the weather is good its worth asking if you can be moved to the outsdoor terrace for a serious dose of people watching and azure ocean vistas. if you time your visit right and you will see humpback whales breaching just beyond the surfers! This one is not to be missed.  

Be sure to order the Balmain Bug Toast & the Scallops with Kombu & Buttermilk!


Bondi Pavilion Shop, 4a Queen Elizabeth Dr,

Bondi Beach NSW 2026


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A local favourite, this fantastic family run Lebanese eatery is located right next door to Botanik Apartments in Surry Hills (they also have a restaurant in Bondi). Let Steve and the team look after you with some of the best Lebanese dishes you have tasted. Weekend evenings are made all the more fun with traditional Lebanese entertainment with belly dancers making for a fun night out. The neu is extensive, including a childrens menu, and if eating out os not what you are in the mood for, Steve can package you up a hearty take away meal to be enjoyed in the privacy of your apartment. 

529 Elizabeth Street,

Surry HIlls NSW 2010


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This cosy little bolthole restaurant is one not to be missed. Food, service and atmosphere is 10/10. This cosy little venue with aits large woodburning oven makes for an unforgettable intimate dinner with friends or a loved one. Do NOT leave with out trying the fermented potato bread with salmon roe & kefir cream! Esther was the vision of ahumble chef  Mat Lindsey, wh described his offerings as: a neighbourhood place using local and sustainable ingredients, making what it could in-house, serving organic and biodynamic wine, all of it ever-changing, all of it centred around a woodfired oven. All this in under 10 minutes walk from Botanik Apartment Hotel. So leave the car at home and enjoy that second glass of vino


46-52 Meagher St,

Chippendale, Sydney, 2018


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Probably some of the best pastries & coffee you will find around Sydney, and the best part is its only a short walk from Botanik Apartments. A father & son duo (Michel & Liam) bring this local favourite to life with its village vibe and rustic charm. If you can get past the incredible plain butter or almond croissants, you may get to try the Apple & Custard Croissants with baked apple chunks, gooey apple sauce & smooth caramel custard filling, or the Prosciutto & Peach Danish with cream cheese, chive, Fromage D'Affinois, prosciutto & fresh peach. And did we mention teh coffee is the best around town? 


306 - 308 Chalmers Street
Redfern NSW 2016


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