Level 1, The Terrace, 126 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch

“Arguably the city’s swankiest gin palace and dining hotspot” - Cityscape

"It's easy to see Botanic becoming an inner-city favourite. 4.5 stars" - The Press

TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence



Botanic was born out of a desire to bring people together in a casual, contemporary space unique to Christchurch. A place that does the simple things well and has a warmth that encourages folks to stay a while. The best local food and drink we could find. We hope you enjoy it.

COME Together

Botanic's unique space bring groups together - a warm balcony overlooking the Avon, a long, clean interior with pockets of bench seating, and a rear rooftop garden bar sheltered by a modern glasshouse.


To develop the menu, we were inspired by the concept of an escape from the heavy pub-fare of yesterday and created a menu that is light and healthy yet diverse in flavour.

Think seared tuna in an herb crust; buttermilk fried chicken with waffles; steamed clams in a prosecco and parsley liquor; and white chocolate panna cotta with an almond praline. 

These diverse flavours are complemented by the list of refreshing summer cocktails developed by renowned mixologist James Crinson. If guests prefer a glass of vino to unwind, they can savour a glass from their wine list curated by Australian winemaker, David Messum. The diverse menu and beverages give locals a relaxed venue for business lunches that could continue into post-work drinks.