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In the shadow of the Cathedral, down these much trodden paths, there is another sanctuary to discover. One of a more refreshing kind. A secret refuge where rejuvenation comes in the shape of wondrous botanical cocktail.


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Pub reviews


Ash Imya

5 months ago

Held my 18th birthday party here, and had a great time! The atmosphere was amazing with good background music, and the service by the waitresses were great!! Took 30 friends for a meal, and spent about £500 overall. Individually, the food was quite expensive, but you do get quite a lot for what you've ordered. I do recommend visiting if the menu is your style of food, but if not, I recommend visiting solely for the atmosphere as the inside of the two-floored restaurant was beautiful!

Arran Polhill

6 months ago

Stopped in while shopping on a Saturday afternoon, we didn't have a booking so had to sit in the bar area which was fine, I have chosen the hallumi kebab with fries and a botanist lemonade which came to about £21, the drink was over £5 alone. The food came quite quickly, and the drink I got while placing my order. Everything was very delicious. My only concerns were portion sizes when it came to the drink it was a narrow glass mostly filled with ice, so I feel the price was very steep for that. Overall, though, I would visit again and enjoyed my time there. Great friendly service from both bar staff and waitresses.

Joanne Kester

6 months ago

Great place to eat and drink. Lively and good atmosphere. The food was fantastic, I had the crispy chicken burger with loaded fries, and it was full of flavour and 2 big pieces of actual chicken. Good selection of drinks and cocktails. Service was friendly and quick.


7 months ago

We roamed for a place to eat, and ended up going to the Botanist, asked for a table and were booked in for 20:00 - even though there was availability prior. Being served took a while considering the bar was empty and there was a group making cocktails, nice brunette male with a man bun served us. The drinks were fantastic. Following this, we were showed to our table swiftly. Brought water also. However, had to set table ourself. My starter was the flatbread, which was soft but a bit too flaky/crumbly. My partner had the wings. Our mains arrived and they were fantastic. My partner was happy with his steak and chips. I opted for the pasta. It was lovely but drowned in sauce which made the dish in itself difficult to eat. For dessert I had mint chocolate ice cream which was so icy, it seemed low quality. My partner had the cookie dough and was very happy. Service from the girl with black hair in space buns and face tattoos was lovely - we were tempted to ask for advice on how she kept her tattoos so fresh and vivid. However there was a couple who had a dog with them that occupied the table opposite ours. Said waitress spent excess amounts of time fussing their dog but didn’t wash her hands where it was visible, I didn’t see a faucet nearby though so fair enough if she washed them in kitchen before service. It just seemed unhygienic to the visible eye and some people do get worried about this type of thing due to allergies. Excluding this lady, girl with blue hair seemed remotely snotty. An alternate brunette girl was clearly rushed off her feet running round doing orders and the blue haired girl attempted to palm drinks off on go the brunette, and rolled her eyes when she had to serve said drinks as the brunette woman was occupied. Didn’t appreciate the tone of the staff attitude. It was easy to tell who was passionate about working at such a wonderful place and who wasn’t.

Davinia Lloyd

8 months ago

Having researched dog friendly places to visit during our stay in Chester, came across this place. Visited on a Thursday night and had dinner in the bar area which is dog friendly. Had a great acoustic guitar player providing entertainment, great atmosphere and the food was excellent. Opted for the sharing kebab which came with 3 hanging tiers of chicken, lamb and prawns. Could have done with extra bread but that was the only downside. Very ornate decor, perfectly in keeping with the Chester vibe. A must go to anyone visiting!

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Earlier this year, we launched our vegan menu. Using your valuable feedback, our culinary experts have developed a vibrant selection of vegan and dairy free dishes to incorporate within our food menu below. Alongside this, you'll find delicious favourites from the deli, rotisserie and grill.

If you have an enquiry regarding special dietary requirements please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

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