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“Beautifully designed place”
Review of The Botanist

The Botanist
Ranked #121 of 1 326 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: It started with a seed. An idea shared amongst friends. They imagined a secret garden, where all can enjoy the curious refreshments of nature...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub/restaurant is in the centre of Newcastle city, the food is delicious with lots of choice from, snacks to chicken dishes and steaks, the flat iron steak is rather thin but tasty, I’m still undecided if it’s worth the money? Iv also tried the hanging kebabs (my favourite here) they come with a pouring sauce and a side of fries , the drinks here are reasonably priced as the place is very stylish with occasional live music. The cocktails are lovely and we usually take these up to the roof terrace, it’s fab up there and you get a great view of the city it’s partially open air with little booths that have heaters, there is also a bar up there but I think it’s only open at night times, a must visit if you not been or it’s your first time in Newcastle.

Thank Mandy W
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BotanistNCL, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mandy W,
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so pleased each visit with us has been great! Were always trying to improve each aspect of the business so its people who return like yourself who give vital feedback.
Thanks again, and hope to see you again soon x

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third visit here, always been good. Was there with 7 others for my birthday.

Was very busy when we arrived at 8.30pm, but we got taken straight to the table. I had mentioned it was my birthday on the notes, and we were welcomed to a bottle of prosecco which was surprising but nice. Our waitress was lovely and very helpful (think she was blonde and Irish maybe). I was abit disappointed with our table, the views are lovely but we were very cramped up against the window, and especially having been told I couldnt have earlier than 8.30 when I booked I thought we'd have abit more space. We opted against starters as we were going into down, half of us had the pork belly hanging kebab,along with the salt and pepper chips, it was very very tasty. The service was very quick, I can't complain with that and the price was very good. However on our bill they charged us £27 for the bottle of prosecco which came as a surprise. We told them we didnt ask for it and thought it was a birthday gesture and they were very good about it and took it off the bill.

Apart from that little blip it was a very nice evening, nice atmosphere and lovely food!

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Thank robp1996
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BotanistNCL, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi robp1996,
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are pleased you had a lovely birthday with us and the prosecco issue was soon sorted!
We hope the table hasn't put you off and you come again soon to try some more delicious items off our new menu :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I came here was told I had to queue up like everyone else to get in even though we were meeting friends who were already inside on a table! Needless to say I didn't bother and we went somewhere else! Second time was better! Didn't have to queue. Good atmosphere and bar staff were very friendly. Food was nice too.

Thank Jennie P
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BotanistNCL, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jennie P,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so sorry you had to queue! We will try and rectify this problem for your next visit with friends. Other than that, we are glad your second visit was much better.
We hope this doesn't put you off and you do visit us again. :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing space, beautiful lighted dome above a central bar, live music, fantastic view from roof terrace for the smoking pariahs among us, only criticism is that the bar service could be quicker as you're gasping for a drink after all those stairs, but drinks are expertly made.
A good night had by all.

Thank Lolapie1
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BotanistNCL, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lolapie1,
Thank you for this lovely review. We are so pleased you had a lovely time with us! Our drinks do tend to take a little longer to make as they require meticulous pouring for the perfect serve ;)
Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid our 2nd family visit to The Botanist yesterday (Easter Sunday) for a “special” family birthday celebration - 8 adults plus two girls aged 5 & 7.
We had booked the private dining room from 3-6pm and as on our last visit everything, without exception, was first class.
The presentation and atmosphere in the room was very relaxed and we did not have to worry about any noise the young girls may have made.
The young man who was our server for the first part of the meal was extremely friendly, courteous and helpful as was the young lady who took over when he went on his break.
We had a variety of food dishes - 3 courses each plus the two children’s meals and the service, presentation and food quality were very very good.
Finally, the bill - very reasonable considering the facilities and service we had. Not a shock as is sometimes the case when paying for a large family party.
We will most certainly be back for our next family celebration!

Thank Kevin H
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BotanistNCL, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kevin H,
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderfully detailed review. We are so pleased the service you received was of a high standard! We will be sure to have a look who was working that day and pass on our thanks.
Hope the next family celebration is soon ;)

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