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Botanical Hotel Bendigo

(03) 5448-3777

Craft & Local Beer. Cocktails.  Good Eats. Great People.

Best Pub Food in Bendigo.

Good Drinks & Fun Times.

Functions at The Bot.

About Us

Welcome to the Friendliest & Best Pub in Bendigo

Located opposite the Bendigo Botanical Gardens, The Botanical Hotel is renowned as the friendliest and best pub in Bendigo. Built in 1855, this iconic Bendigo pub has been recently reinvigorated to offer the best pub food and dining experience in Bendigo. Behind the unassuming façade awaits a warm welcome and a delightful interior, perfect for family gatherings, meeting friends over a casual dinner or drinks, or celebrating an important event.

The Botanical is also the pawfect place in Bendigo to bring your beloved pooch. Yes, we are dog-friendly, making us one of the top pubs in Bendigo Victoria for dining out with your furry friend!

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One of the nicest fish and chips I’ve had. Pizza was also good by all accounts. Great atmosphere and nice to have as our ‘local’!


Google Review

A very welcoming venue, with friendly and efficient staff, a diverse and high-quality menu. It seems to be a popular place for parties.


Google Review

We were travelling with a small dog, they graciously welcomed us and gave him a bowl of water. We then had the best meal we have had on our whole travels.


Google Review

Really lovely staff, we came for lunch and had a wonderful time, really relaxing. Great to see this place fulfil its potential finally. Would recommend and will be back.


Google Review

Gift Vouchers

Looking for a great gift idea for family or friends?  Why not shout them dinner or drinks at The Bot with an online gift card!

To purchase, visit our online store.

Functions & events

Stylish Function Spaces to Suit Every Event

At The Botanical Bendigo, there is a place for everyone. Whether it’s dinner with the family or catching up with friends, The Bot is the perfect location.

We can help make your special occasion or get together truly memorable in our beautiful, warm and friendly environment. We like to go the extra mile and treat our guests as part of our family. We have a mix of indoor and outdoor dining, we have snug corners and open spaces, all adorned with lush plants and greenery.


555 Napier Street, White Hills, Bendigo.


(03) 5448-3777

Opening hours

Tue - Sun:  11.30am - late

At the Bot we welcome groups of any size. We encourage guests to reserve a table in advance to avoid disappointment.

We try our very best to cater to all dietary requirements.  Please send us a message if you have any specific requirements or ask one of our friendly team members on the day.