The Botanist, bar, restaurant will open in Birmingham officially on the 6th April and will be a concept like no other.
Think, whimsical and eccentric design, interior and a garden theme that makes grow your own seem even more attractive than it already is.
Beyond the wrought iron gates of Chamberlain House On Temple Street The Botanist offers for Vegetarians some good and varied food choices, and then it also has cocktails, Martinis in fact and long cocktails, so many good reasons to visit.
In fact 45 cocktails and 85 bottled beers are on offer. Plus real ales from Birmingham’s own Two Towers Brewery, and Oakham brewery,
The Botanist is located on Temple Street in the heart of Birmingham City centre just off New Street and near the cathedral in an area that is becoming foodie central and the place for food or a bar crawl.
The contemporary garden decor and live entertainment (music every day) should create a buzz, but it’s the food and cocktails I wish to highlight.
For Vegetarians the starters and nibbles and deli boards part of the menu are enticing, think homemade Humous boards, Turkish flatbreads, salads, garlic mushrooms, cheese, and roasted red peppers.
For £ 9.75 you can buy 4 items with Turkish Flatbread, and though it seems on first glance a bit salad heavy for vegetarians and vegans should taste good and be a good share. With the cocktails on offer by The Botanist sharing is for me where it’s at. Though some may prefer a larger plate.
Also on the menu for veggies is a home comfort cheese and onion pie, a Halloumi kebab with couscous, which is lovely and of course deserts, such as their sticky toffee pudding.
I was lucky enough to be invited on the 2nd to the media lunch, which was excellent as you will see in my preview post next week.
Some of the photos from The Botanist lunch below:
Alongside the botanical cocktails are cask ales, champagnes, a good mocktail list, and ciders.
Run by Living Ventures (New World Trade Company) who also have bars in Manchester and Newcastle, manager Julian Rose-Gibb ( formally of The Victoria) says it will feel like ‘home from home’ and will be a good living, working venue with a lively atmosphere, and eccentric design.
Find The Botanist on 14-16 Temple Street, Birmingham B2 8BG.
0121 600 7430
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Photos courtesy of The Botanist.