The Botanist: bar and restaurant.

November 12, 2018

A dining experience like no other, at your doorstep. 


Located just a few minutes walk away from The Oracle, and directly opposite the Duke Street bus stop, The Botanist provides the perfect excuse for a cocktail catch-up or unforgettable dining experience with friends. 


The Botanist, bar and restaurant, offers a unique customer experience which combines a rustic setting, exotic cocktail list and delicious food menu at an affordable price. In particular, it is the chain's botanical theme which is most intriguing. The cocktail menu offers an array of innovative alcoholic treats, including a unique combination of sweet liquors, fruits and floral garnishes, designed to excite the tastebuds. In particular, my first choice of cocktail, named 'The Botanist' (their signature drink) was refreshing and carried a citrus kick; I highly recommend.  

If you're looking to enjoy a full dining experience at The Botanist, which I also encourage, you can expect to find a similarly extravagant choice of food dishes. The Botanist caters for all food lovers: those looking for a light bite, those with specific dietary requirements, and those craving their typical beef burger and chips order (but just ten times tastier than usual). 

If making a lunchtime visit, The Botanist offer a selection of lighter options including club sandwiches served with seasoned chips and a selection of fresh vegetable garnishes. These are served Monday- Saturday until 6pm for only £11.50.


Alternatively, if opting for something more filling or adventurous, The Botanist's Grill, Hanging Kebab and Rotisserie menus offer equally tasty dishes which can be customised with a selection of sides. For my main course, I opted for the Chinese Pork and sweet potato fries dish which was absolutely delicious. 

Visiting on Sunday will also give you the added option of a roast dinner, ensuring that you can enjoy a hearty taste of home with the added luxury of a unique Botanist cocktail. Equally, if you fancy something similar on another day of the week, The Botanist's Pie menu offers a mouth-watering selection of shortcrust pastry treats served with seasoned chips and your very own gravey boat. The fillings include Steak and ale, Chicken, leak and ham, and a vegetarian option consisting of Butternut squash, goat's cheese and mushroom. 

Above all, owing to my sweet tooth, the dessert menu was the aspect of The Botanist dining experience which outshone another other foodie experience. The dessert menu includes a creative selection of sweet favourites. Notably, the Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough went down a dream with the friend of mine that accompanied me, Likewise, other options such as the Hanging Kebab (an assortment of marshmallows, brownies, strawberries and cake pops), sharing platters and vegan Bitter Chocolate and Mint Mousse choice made the decision a tough and teasing one. I went with the Mousse which was unbelievably delicious and decorated with candy floss and honeycomb. Additionally, it was also presented in a cauldron-esque style which made the experience almost fairytale like! 


As well as dining experiences, The Botanist also offers cocktail masterclasses which can be enjoyed by groups of 4 to 6 people.


To view the full menu or to make a booking visit The Botanist's website: and select your choice of location.










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