BY Lisa Lindblad
September 1, 2014
Gerard Fothergill, an English globetrotting botanist of the early 20th century, ran a small bookshop on Willoughby Street in Kirribilli, the same spot occupied by the fun, buzzy and really delicious bar/restaurant, The Botanist. The scene is young and happy; the service is, unusual for Sydney, friendly, attentive and on the ball (the servers and owners are, I am told, a group of friends – hence the good vibe); the cocktails reference the world (referencing Fothergill’s peripatetic life); and the sliders are morsels of goodness. Finally, the bill fits nicely into the wallet, a welcomed relief in this city where eating out can stress the bank account.