The Botanist is a chain that I’ve always longed to visit but I’d never been anywhere there was one. Luckily one was opening up in Nottingham and my friend Jay took me along as her plus one to the preview night!
The Botanist is located in West Bridgeford which is a little out of the city centre but can be easily reached by bus or taxi.
The decor inside was absolutely beautiful. It was different and unique, with a hint of quirky- my favourite kind of place.
The most incredible chandelier hung from the ceiling, trinkets scattered the walls, all fitting in with the botanical theme they were trying to achieve.
Even the toilets were stunning, I was in awe of the place and couldn’t wait to try the food, and cocktails. The Botanist prouds itself with a selection of botanical themed cocktails which they describe as ‘soon to be world famous’.
The first cocktail I chose for the evening was the Pear and Kiwi Cup which came served in a tea pot, accompanied with a matching mug and it was smoking! I had my first ever smoking cocktail and I loved it.
For my starter I shared a Camembert with Jay which was bursting with flavour and gooey in all the right places.
I chose a second cocktail whilst I waited for my main which was the Peach and Apple Pot, another smoking cocktail. It was so sweet, tasty, and came in an actual plant pot. The presentation was brilliant!
For my main, I decided to try and be healthy and opted for the Tenderstem Broccoli, Beetroot and Avocado Salad.
Again, there was so much flavour and it was huge. The only negative is that it had fennel in it, which I didn’t realise, and I’m not a huge fennel fan. Still, the rest was crisp and refreshing.
Now the desert was the most amazing thing I have ever tasted: white chocolate and peanut butter moose topped with a ginger nut crumble, served in an actual garden trowel. I will be visiting The Botanist again just to have this, it was in incredible!
Me and Jay then had to do a quick dash for the bus as it was almost nine and we had another bus to catch at half past.
I would have loved to have stayed at The Botanist longer sadly I had to be up early for work the next day.