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botaniCa Restaurant

4311 49th Avenue | Red Deer Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5Y7, Canada
(403) 357-6304
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Calgary AB
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Buffet seemed always available, special prices for seniors, good but not lavish choices. Good value for money.

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Kevin R, General Manager at botaniCa Restaurant, responded to this review

CalgaryMark42, Thank you for your comments regarding your latest visit to Botanica Restaurant located in the Red Deer Lodge Hotel. I am pleased to see the offering on the buffets satisfied your appetite and the price was comfortable on the pocket book. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. More

Decatur, Illinois
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The breakfast is a buffet. They usually have pancakes or French toast, bacon or sausage, fruit, toast, apple juice, milk, orange juice, 4 types of cereal, muffins, etc. As you can see the variety is pretty good. If you stay at the hotel, you will receive a voucher to receive a free breakfast. This is very nice to have. The... More

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GeraldH35883, Thank you for your review of Botanica Restaurant located in the Red Deer Lodge Hotel. The breakfast buffet has been well received by many of our guests. It is unfortunate your day started before you were able to utilize the buffet at times during your stay. If you are in the area again, please come visit us again. More

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It was St.Patrick's Day week and after suffering yet another snowfall and icy roads, the Irish Stew sounded hearty and warming. Presentation was a good but tasted just ok. The Lamb Sliders however, were excellent! Worth the rather lengthy wait. Good blend of cranberry and chèvre with roast lamb on tender cornmeal muffins. Lunch buffet was also a good choice... More

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In_the_Know017, Thank you for your rating and comments regarding your latest visit to Botanica located in the Red Deer Lodge Hotel. I have passed your review onto the Food & Beverage team as there are areas that I would like them to evaluate. The service you received was not as consistent as it should have been. You are correct in... More

Alberta
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

OMG, this has to be the worst restaurant of any hotel. The food is often cold and lacking flavour. Avoid the soups and beef dishes. The burgers were like trying to eat shoe leather.

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cdnsun, Thank you for your feedback on your visit to Botanica located in the Red Deer Lodge Hotel. I apologize your dining experience was not a pleasant one. I have shared your review with my Food & Beverage Managers as it is important to listen to what our guests are seeing and tasting. This communication from our guests allow us... More

Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

More effort in making quality food required. Felt like I was eating army rations...Burger dry, Calamari was good but taziki tasteless. The French onion soup was as thick as gravy and the cheese and bread tasked like it was out of a can...

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Kevin R, General Manager at botaniCa Restaurant, responded to this review

kelly j, Thank you for your comments regarding your visit to Botanica in the Red Deer Lodge Hotel. We appreciate our guests sharing their experiences and feedback on our product and service. The team strives to make every dining event one that encourages a return visit. I do apologize your meal was less than a postive one. I trust the... More

Prince Albert, Canada
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I ate at Botanica 6 times over three days this month as I was at the Red Deer Lodge for work. The breakfast buffet is great & the ladies on the morning shift were very friendly & welcoming. In the evening I ordered off the menu, food was good each time, try the turkey cranberry sliders & French onion soup!... More

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jacqjanzen, Thank you for sharing your experiences while dining in Botanica Restaurant located in the Red Deer Lodge Hotel. I am glad to see the hot breakfast buffet was a hit with you during your stay. I am disappointed the evening team did not maintain the high level of engagement as the morning team. I will be sharing your feedback... More

Red Deer
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We went to the "buffet" tonight as we saw it advertised on the sign outside a couple days ago . We were seated and at the time, there were 2 other tables in there, and at least 3 waitresses. The "buffet" consisted of broccoli, very dry rice, buns, about 8 pieces of pork loin and the same amount of pineapple... More

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Kevin R, General Manager at botaniCa Restaurant, responded to this review

Terri w, We appreciate all our guests sharing their comments and experiences when dining in Botanica restaurant located in the Red Deer Lodge Hotel. It provides the Management team valuable information to ensure our operational processes and decisions are in practice. I do apologize your table was not approached by a member of our serving team. I have shared the... More

Houston, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed at the Red Deer Lodge (see my other review) and had the dinner buffet at their BotaniCa Restaurant buffet. It was a good value and I was satisfied. The price was $17 and included lots of salads, soup, 2 hot dishes containing meat, 2 hot vegetable dishes, desert, and juice. The salads were very good, the meat dishes... More

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Kevin R, General Manager at botaniCa Restaurant, responded to this review

mkreview123, It is with the assistance of our guests by providing their feedback and comments to us that we can review and implement changes to enhance our guest experiences in Botanica restaurant located in the Red Deer Lodge Hotel. I will be sharing your information with the culinary team for them to understand how our guests are evaluating their experiences... More

Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Western style breakfasts were yummy!! Dinner Ale Cart was great, super place to eat while staying at the Red Deer Lodge!!

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Dave S, Thank you for your great comments on your visit to Botanica Restaurant located in the Red Deer Lodge Hotel. I am glad you really enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to your return in the near future. More

Red Deer, Alberta Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My sister was out to visit and I said I know a nice place to go for lunch but I was wrong, so wrong. Processed chicken breast in the chicken burger. All white meat but not all real. That is so wrong. If I'm paying for food, I expect quality meat not something I would expect from fast food. I... More

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Kevin R, General Manager at botaniCa Restaurant, responded to this review

Laurence G, Thank you for sharing your recent experience in Botanica Restaurant located in the Red Deer Lodge Hotel. I do want to apologize that your dining experience was not a positive one. Our culinary team does strive to produce and present a great food product. We do indeed use real chicken breast in menu preparation and I am sorry... More

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