The Botanist is a casual bar that is dimly lit as you enter via the stairwell. There are lots of long wooden tables with local hipsters sipping drinks. My friend who lives in Kirribilli is my local expert. She really likes the small bar and also the botanist for a local drink so I trusted her judgement.
It's also well endorsed by zomato, having a 4/5 rating. It's quite a nice bar but not too different from the many city bars that deliver a similar cosy atmosphere with delicious cocktails and a reliable food menu.
I sipped on Lychee cocktails and let the atmosphere soak in.
I also tried the tiramisu which wasn't too bad. Overall a nice experience at the Botanist. I probably prefer the small bar for a drink around Kirribilli. I'll have to come back to try the food some time.