The Botanist Kirribilli, known for its restaurant/bar share food in a venue that looks like the interior of an old museum is now serving at the Kirribilli Markets. The Botanist pays homage to Gerard Fothergill who studied plants and spices for their medicinal qualities. The restaurant continues the legacy of Gerard in the form of quality produce. On the menu at the restaurant are sliders and tacos and these have been adapted into street food for hungry patrons looking to find a bargain at the Kirribilli Markets a few hundred meters down the road from the restaurant.
The stall itself needs no promotion as the smell of the barbecue permeates throughout the market. On the chalkboard are offered beef sliders consisting of pickled onions and gherkins with aioli and cheese. The sliders drip with juices from the beef pattie that they have cooked until pink to retain the moistness of the meat. The pickles add an acidity that is tamed by the aioli and the cheese. The handful of corn chips that are added on the side are unnecessary but add a burst of crunch and saltiness. The other slider on the menu is grilled Chorizo and haloumi with tomato relish that is not on the menu at the restaurant at the moment.
Both types of tacos that can be ordered come directly from the restaurant menu and are the chipotle chicken with pineapple salsa and avocado taco and the mixed bean with lettuce taco with cheese and pico de gallo.
Both the sliders and tacos can be bought in twos and can be mixed and matched. Although bite-sized, they are just the right size to eat in one hand while carrying the bargains purchased at the market.