Hello I am currently living in Perth, Australia. I love to try new places and reviewing bars, cafes and nightspots. As well as posting about upcoming music events.
Published May 30th 2013
Come down to the Botanica
Botanica Bar and Bistro is perfect for a catch-up with friends over some drinks or a great Sunday sesh, a favourite of mine it is the perfect place to kick back and relax with friends. It is open for lunch till late 7 days a week but I would definitely recommend it as a place for laid-back drinks.
Located on Scarborough Beach Road and down the road from Scarborough Beach it is perfect for those of us who live north of the river and often find ourselves having to drift down to popular haunts south of the river.
Botanica features an extensive outdoor alfresco area with Tuscan pillars and relaxing waterfalls and greenery. As well as featuring a sports bar and indoor lounge bar. Botanica is equipped for all occasions from after work drinks to birthday celebrations or functions.
The bistro area is very popular and offers a selection from the traditional scotch fillet steak and Beef and Guinness Pie to the more exotic Lamb Rogan Josh or Dukkah crusted salmon fillet. Feeling like something lighter? Botanica also offers some lighter choices such as salt and pepper squid and oriental spring rolls to name a few. Booking are essential especially on weekends if you intending to dine at the bistro. Food is a bit expensive but portions are generous and the pricing is quite standard for Perth dining to my chagrin.
The drink selection is extensive with a host of local beers on tap in addition to imported beers, ciders and an assortment of wines by the glass or bottle. I have a weak spot for cocktails and do treat myself occasionally. I can recommend the espresso martinis at the Botanica also the signature Botanica cocktail is great if you feel like something a bit fruitier and light.
Known for their Sunday Seshes this would definitely be my favorite night to be at Botanica with live music and a pumping dance floor. However Botanica also does $10 steak nights on Thurdays and Dj's spinning the decks on Fridays and Saturdays.