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Hidden away beneath the glass dome of Trinity, there remains one keepsake of times gone by. Revellers still flock to the secret retreat that brims with botanical refreshments.


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Nicky Preston

4 months ago

Updated review from second visit. Our second visit was such a disappointment, The food just wasn't the same. We had a sharer kebab, the food was only just warm when we got it, the waitress checked on us, but it was when we had only eaten a couple of chips, which were put on a cold tray so didnt stay warm for long, the chicken had a funny taste like it was old. When asked at the end if everything was OK, I said the food was cold, got an apology and asked if anyone had checked on us, which they had, but too early. We won't be back again. I gave 5 stars for our first visit but can only give a 2 now. Such a shame Great staff and ambience. The food was amazing, we visited on Sunday so there was a reduced main menu due to the Sunday roast, which is fair enough, there was still a good choice. The salt and pepper onion petals were amazing. The hanging kebabs are perfect, and we upgraded to sweet chilli fries on one of them, best fries I have had so far. We also had the bonus of live music, a singer with a guitar who was very good and not too overpowering. Perfect. Would highly recommend.

Rosie Redfearn

5 months ago

Vegan pie way too spicy peppery hot. Left my tongue numb so I could not taste anything after a few bites. Disappointing, expected better at those prices

Nath Simmons

5 months ago

Really nice place, great drinks selection. Food menu not too large to make it difficult to choose but has something for everyone. The hot sharing platter was excellent. Decoration is nice but why call a place the botanist and then decorate it with plastic plants. I mean come on 😖


6 months ago

The marketing states “here at The Botanist, all can enjoy a wondrous occasion.” It’s certainly wondrous how they can charge £6.75 for a pint of Guinness - it’s Leeds not central London or Dublin. Research carried out earlier this year revealed the average cost of a pint of Guinness in the UK was £4.14 but Botanist think they are special. Was it special? Place was a bit cramped and didn’t feel very Christmassy. The hanging Xmas meat schlong was more of a gimmick that didn’t work on any level but thankfully I avoided that option. If it is meant to be a festive kebab of sorts a slice of pitta bread would be nice. Pate starter was nice and the cranberry took it to another level but ratio of pate was way off - two tiny bits of war ration-like bread. Steak main was tasty but lacked any wow factor. A bit of blue cheese and pickled onion would have been nice and dispelled any thoughts that chef hated Christmas. Pudding was nice but was no better than Tescos microwave dessert. All in all it was ok but wouldn’t come back or recommend as they failed to impress. It does looks the part - like a well decorated Christmas tree but one with no presents underneath and no hope of Santa ever arriving.

Amrita Bindukalpa

6 months ago

The place is small and cosy. Cos of the Christmas crowd we did not get to savour the decor much. But the food was just delicious. Every single item we ordered from starters to main course was just superb. The hummous and pita bread was pure divinify. And so were the hanging kebabs. The portions were generous too. We are definitely coming back again.

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Mon12:00 – 00:00
Tue12:00 – 00:00
Wed12:00 – 00:00
Thur12:00 – 01:00
Fri12:00 – 02:00
Sat12:00 – 02:00
Sun12:00 – 00:00
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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.

Menabrea 0623
Menabrea 0623