The Royal Botanic Garden Restaurant

Celebrity chef, Luke Nguyen brings over twenty years’ experience to his role as ambassador chef of Botanic House. The Botanic House menu is a celebration of Luke’s colourful heritage. This beautiful pairing of cultures, that blends ancient culinary traditions with modern techniques creates a truly unique and unforgettable dining experience



Operates Daily


Tasting Menu: Lunch AU$89 - Dinner AU$99

  • 9 course tasting for Lunch menu by Luke Nguyen
  • 10-course tasting for Dinner by Luke Nguyen
  • Includes a selection of hand rolled dumplings, delectable seafood, twice-cooked pork belly, crispy skin chicken and two desserts.

Delux Tasting Menu: Lunch AU$125 - Dinner AU$155

  • 9-course tasting for Lunch menu by Luke Nguyen
  • 10-course tasting for Dinner by Luke Nguyen
  • Welcome cocktail/mocktail on arrival
  • Your choice of 1 bottle of wine (from our premium selection) for LUNCH
  • Matching wines with each course for DINNER
  • Tea & coffee


*minimum 2 people.child price is the same as adult

  • Please note that all guests must enter and exit through the Henry Lawson Gates on Mrs Macquarie’s Road. The closest parking is on Mrs Macquarie’s Road or the Domain Carpark.
  • Our team has completed the COVID-19 Safety Plan and are an approved COVID safe business. We are committed to ensuring a COVID-Safe experience for every customer. What that means for all our guests is there will be a compulsory (contactless) check-in process upon entry that requires registering each guest name and mobile number and the use of hand sanitiser by every customer upon arrival. We look forward to serving you and ask for your cooperation. The safety of our guests and employees is our absolute priority.
Botanic Garden Menu

Menu: Amuse-Bouche

 Entrée –

  • Young jackfruit chili paste, fried shallot & sesame cracker (gf)
  • Seared Hokkaido scallops with edamame salsa & pineapple dressing (gf)
  • Salt & native pepper calamari with Vietnamese lemon sauce
  • FOR DINNER: Chef’s selection of dumplings (2 pieces/person)


  • Sashimi Kingfish, finger lime with miso & sesame oil dressing
  • Slow cooked spiced Wagyu beef brisket, cabbage salad
  • Caramelized market fish fillets, tempura saltbush with seasonal vegetables & green peas (gf)
  • Twice cooked master stock chicken with authentic turmeric curry (gf)
  • Jasmine Rice


  • Lychee pudding, fresh seasonal fruit, coconut sponge, tapioca (vg, gf)
  • Vietnamese coconut cake, almond cookies, raspberry ice cream

 *Sample menu only, menu is subject to minor change without prior notice

(v) vegetarian (gf) gluten free (vg) vegan (gfo) gluten free option available (vgo) vegan option available

 OPTIONAL ADD-ONS (basket of 3) – EXTRA $18

  • Crab & scallop dumplings
  • Duck & pumpkin dumplings
  • Wild mushroom dumplings (v, vg)

DRINKS MENU (For Deluxe Tasting LUNCH Menu)


House Cocktail (Choose one)

  • Aperol Spritz - Aperol, Bandini Prosecco, soda
  • Botanica Spritz - Poor Tom’s Strawberry Gin Elderflower, Bandini Prosecco, Fever-Tree Tonic


  • Totara Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ
  • First Creek ‘Botanica’ Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Hunter Valley, NSW - ORGANIC
  • Motley Cru Shiraz, Central Vic
  • Stoneleigh ‘Wild Valley’ Rosé, Marlborough NZ


  • James Boag’s Premium Light, Launceston
  • Sydney Beer Co. Lager, NSW
  • James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale, Sydney


  • Espresso, long black Macchiato, piccolo, flat white, latte, cappuccino, mocha, hot chocolate

Loose leaf Tea

  • Black: NYC Breakfast, French Earl Grey, English Breakfast
  • Green: Green Sencha, Green Rose, Lemon Green
  • Herbal: Chamomile, Peppermint, Lemon Grass Ginger, Chai

(Allow 5 minutes for proper infusion)

*Sample menu only, menu is subject to minor change without prior notice

Reservation Policy
  • Prices are inclusive of the public holiday surcharges.
  • Please let us know of any dietary requirements, we will do our utmost to accommodate.
  • We ask that all guests provide credit card details to confirm their reservation.
  • Please note, there will be no charges applied to your card, it is just for guarantee.
  • If you fail to show up or cancel without at least 48 hours’ notice, we reserve the right to charge you 50% of booked menu price per person. 8%surcharge applies to booking of 10 or more people 10% gratuity applies on Sundays. 15% gratuity applies on public holidays
Booking Conditions
  • Booking at least 2 days in advance.
  • Full payment requires to confirm booking.
  • No cancellation or refund within 21 days.
  • Please prefer to our general terms & conditions


🚕 Address: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney (Enter and exit through the Henry Lawson Gates on Mrs Macquarie’s Road)

Open hours


  • 11AM – 3:30PM Lunch


  • 11AM – 3:30PM Lunch / 5PM – 9PM Dinner*


  • 9AM – 11AM Brunch / 11AM – 3:30PM Lunch
  • 5PM – 9PM Dinner