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The Botanist

20a Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HP 0117 304 8431

((((* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 - 22:30

Very good, but the reservation wasn't of any use, as they don't use your website any more

Joshua Boyd-smith 25 July 2016
from Nuneaton

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In a stunning setting which includes a dramatic skylight over the bar, The Botanist is a chic yet unpretentious bar and restaurant. Plush furnishings, intimate nooks and an elegant bar area each give the interior a sense of welcoming character.

Daily chef’s specials showcase market-fresh ingredients on The Red Lion menu, and a range of classic British dishes sit alongside Mediterranean twists. Spit-roast chicken and glazed gammon are available from the stove, with a range of pizzas and pasta recipes served alongside fresh fish and sharing platters, perfect for a light bar snack. Fine casks ales, bold cocktails, and an extensive wine list are all available from the chic, bustling bar.

The eclectic blend of styles at The Botanist Bristol makes it a versatile, inviting venue at any time of day. The striking skylight at the bar allows natural light to flood in to the restaurant.

Blending an enticing setting with unmistakably accomplished cuisine, The Botanist restaurant is just a stone’s throw from the historic Bristol University.

The Botanist

20a Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HP

Contact +44 1179277333
Reservations 0117 304 8431

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Customer reviews for The Botanist

4 ((((* (based on 17 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (14)
  • romantic (10)
  • lunch (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • business (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • value (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 8 December 2016 by Faye Harvey from Bristol

    Everyone loved the food! Couldn't fault a thing, even with it being the busy Christmas period. There was a little wait for food, but that's to be expected in December. We had bread & olives on the table to share, that was lovely! We all thought it was reasonably priced. Will definitely recommend to others & will be going back myself.

  • ((((* 25 July 2016 by Joshua Boyd-smith from Nuneaton

    Very good, but the reservation wasn't of any use, as they don't use your website any more

  • ((((( 19 June 2016 by Carrie Stephenson from Bristol

    The restaurant itself has some lovely features, you enter via a courtyard garden then the main bar area is spacious and filled with light. The dining tables are set in several rooms off here. The staff were very attentive and looked after us well. The menu is extensive and made choosing very difficult! The food was very flavoursome and interesting. The sharing dessert platter was perfect and delicious. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and look forward to returning.

  • ((((* 3 June 2016 by Nicoletta Momigliano from Bristol

    Very good

  • ((((* 14 May 2016 by John Callaghan from Bristol

    We had a nice time. The food was good. The service was good. Overall a very nice dining expeience.

  • ((((* 20 April 2016 by Tom Mccallum from Bristol

    Friendly service, nice atmosphere (for a Monday..!) and good food

  • ((((( 15 April 2016 by Ian Dawnay from Bristol

    Exceptional evening had by all, Daughters 18th birthday meal. Service was atentative and our server even recommended dishes for us. Belly pork and Beef Wellington (specials menu) were unbelievableably good.
    My daughter received a complimentary glass of champagne from the management for her birthday, a really nice touch. All in all we couldn't of asked for anymore from the establishment or staff.

  • ((((* 8 March 2016 by Emma from Bristol

    Very nice atmosphere and helpful staff. Food was lovely and had a good choice on the menu.

  • ((((* 15 February 2016 by Anthony Roberts from Bristol

    Excellent dining experience. Food was fantastic

  • ((((* 15 February 2016 by Halla Williams from Bristol

    Lovely. The staff were great, the food scrumptious, the beverages were each fantastic and we sampled quite a few from the fruitesse beer to the siren to the free Prosecco (it was the Valentine's set menu although it was the day before and we had no idea it wasn't going to be the normal menu, which is the problem with booking online). Another couple was seated directly next to us despite there being several free tables and the tenderstem broccoli was not so much al dente as diamond-hard (my knife struggled) but these were small issues when the quality of the experience overall is considered. My partner said it was one of the best steaks he'd ever had and wished he hadn't put the sauce on it as it was so tasty and I had the excellent sea bass after the scallops with chorizo to start (more chorizo would have been nice but the scallops were superb). The sharing platter for desert was a highlight for me since I am intolerant to dairy and shouldn't have had any but I did and I am glad as each little dessert was a delight. the bill came to around £100 for both of us and they did add on service, as another reviewer said, so I was forewarned but I think that's crazy as I would normally add slightly more than 10 percent if the service is good. Good luck finding it: the sign is dark and tiny but it is first on the left going into Berkley Square so no real problem.

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