Friday 26 September 2014

The Botanist, Chester // Review

I recently moved back to my uni town of Chester, in the North West of England, and to celebrate I went for a meal at The Botanist which is tucked away down one of the little lanes in the city centre, right by the cathedral. The restaurant itself is just the most gorgeous little place - it's decked out with a complete gardening theme, a mish mash of furniture and a chandelier made out of what looks like a motorbike.

The light fixture

We got there 15 minutes before our reservation but we were shown straight to a table upstairs, where we were introduced to our waitress, who's name was Katie - she was an absolute gem all night. She brought us an extra cocktail menu so we wouldn't be fighting over the drinks decisions, and a few minutes later returned to see what we'd chosen. I went for a non-alcoholic cocktail, the Grape, Raspberry and Elderflower Cooler which comes with loads of crushed ice, garnished with fruit and served in a jam jar with a handle - I looooove those glasses. My boyfriend had an English Mojito.

The drinks were delicious, as was the food. My boyfriend order scampi and chips - the fish was served in a tiny picnic basket, and there was a miniature watering can full of Tartar sauce too. I chose the Deli Board, which is 4 items accompanied my Turkish flat bread. I had home-made houmous, roast ham, chorizo and roasted red and yellow peppers, all of which was just lush. The side of cheesy chips were possibly the best cheesy chips I've ever had.

Our food came quickly, and the service all night was just amazing. It's definitely one of my favourite restaurants, and I'd recommend it to anyone - they have restaurants in Chester, Leeds, Alderley Edge and Manchester, and it's definitely worth a visit. For the two of us it came to £40 - a drink each, a main course each, my side of cheesy chips, and my boyfriend also had a pudding, so it's not too expensive.

A lovely girly menu

Decor to die for

Non alcoholic cocktail

The boyfriend's meal, too cute

I hope this review hasn't made you too hungry - let me know if you've ever been to The Botanist, or if you ever plan on going!

1 comment:

  1. This looks wonderful. I've had a couple emails from them now and would love to go!