Situated in the middle of the beautiful Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, the Botanic Gardens Restaurant offers spectacular views of the gardens and pond within a tranquil setting. It is the perfect location for your wedding reception.

Experience the beautiful charm with a tailored cocktail party, formal dinner or our expert styled food and wine matched degustation menu that will be remembered forever in a truly unique venue.

The picturesque garden settings make for the ideal backdrop for your romantic wedding ceremony while your guests can be treated to our fine selection of premium wines and canapes for your perfect wedding celebration.

As wedding and event specialist our aim is to go beyond the expectation of both the organisers and guests and have people talking for days. The fact that around 90% of our event business comes from referrals is testimony to this.

Experience the innovative and creative menus, harnessing the very best of local South Australian produce and from our own Botanic kitchen garden. Completing the dining experience is our exceptional wine selection and professional wait staff.

“To everyone involved in the Hopper-Davies wedding back in November (and especially Christopher for your help in the lead-up and Ashleigh for taking charge on the night).. THANK YOU!! We had the most amazing day, and the great service, delicious food and truly beautiful setting at the reception capped it all off perfectly. We received fantastic compliments about every aspect of the night and we are so glad you were involved in our big day. Thanks again, Chris & Nikki.”

“Dear Christopher & The Blanco team,
Thank you for helping us have such a special and memorable wedding day. The food, service and all your assistance was fantastic! We couldn’t have hoped for a day more perfect. Thanks again Megan & Mark Kenny.” 3rd of December 2011

“Dear Christopher & Blanco staff,
Thank you so much for helping make out wedding such a special day. Every one of our guest have commented on the venue, staff and atmosphere. It was so wonderful. Love Mr & Mrs Tonkin.” November 19th 2011

Botanic Gardens Restaurant
Botanic Gardens Restaurant


Restaurant & Catering awards for excellence
National 2008 Event Caterer of the Year
South Australia Event Caterer of the Year 2003, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09
South Australia Hall of Fame 2006, 2010
South Australia Caterer of the Year 2003
South Australian Venue Caterer of the Year 2010, 2011
Events Australia Best Achievement in Catering 2011
South Australian Tourism Restaurant of the Year 2012

Sample Sit-Down Menu

Entree Selection

  • Winter Carpaccio of Venison
    Mustard oil, scorched onions, field mushroom and house made grissini
  • Confit Berkshire Pork Belly
    Apple scented lentils, boudin noir and apple celery salad
  • Twice Baked Blue Cheese Souffle
    Pear, witlof and hazelnut salad

Main Course Selection

  • Free Range Chicken Breast
    Pancetta, celeriac fondant, fig and pecan stuffing, pan juices
  • Crispy Skin Local Snapper
    Potato and garlic puree, roasted globe artichoke, kipfler potato, lemon thyme and sweet balsamic
  • Roasted Beef Fillet
    Potato Gratin, sauteed spinach, Portobello mushroom and red wine jus

Dessert Selection

  • Dark Chocolate Delice
    Peanut mousse, popcorn ice cream, caramel sauce and popcorn brittle
  • Orange and Rosemary Creme Brulee
    With house made orange compote and vanilla shortbread
  • Limestone Coast Callendale Cheddar
    Aged cloth cheddar with creamy texture, earthy flavours and a firm sharp finish served with macerated figs, muscatels, fig and walnut bread, house made lavosh

Sample Cocktail Menu

Cold Canapes

  • Stuffed baby tomato, black olive tapenade, baby basil and bruschetta
  • Oyster natural – red wine shallot and black pepper
  • Kingfish ceviche with tomato, shallot, chive, lemon and evoo
  • Chicken and tarragon aioli tartlet with fried leek
    Sugar cured beef fillet with enoki, truffle aioli and parmesan biscuit
  • Peking duck pancake, cucumber, spring onion, hoisin
  • Tea smoked duck breast with cherry and soba noodles

Cold Light Entree

  • Vermicelli and shredded vegetables cold rolls with citrus ponzu sauce
  • Sesame crusted tuna, bean sprouts, mint and coriander salad
  • Atlantic salmon nicoise salad, green beans, baby cherry tomato, kalamata olives, egg

Hot Canapes

  • Italian arancini, pumpkin and mozzarella
  • Kataifi and garlic prawn, smoked paprika aioli
  • Spring Bay mussel and saffron veloute
  • Thai chicken meat balls, snake beans and XO sauce
  • Malaysian chicken skewers, peanut sauce
  • Glazed pork belly, pineapple sambal, chilli caramel
  • Baby beef and red wine pies, black cherry relish

Hot Light Entree

  • Wild forest mushroom soup espresso, truffle oil
  • Roast lamb cutlet, Lebanese cous cous salad, preserved
  • Baby beef filet mignon, sticky red wine jus

Dessert Canapes

  • Chocolate and salted caramel tart
  • Lemon curd tart and Italian meringue
  • Chocolate Frangelico shot
  • Raspberry and chocolate macaroons

Special offer

Friday/Sunday Wedding Reception Special
Book your wedding reception on a Friday or Sunday and we will provide you with complimentary pre-dinner canapes, room hire and upgrade on beverage package. Conditions apply.

Winter Wedding
Book your wedding reception during May through to August on any day and receive complimentary pre-dinner canapes, room hire and upgrade on beverage package. Conditions apply.


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