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Cavan, Ireland
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Recent visit was made special by excellent food and service, the staff were friendly, efficient and smartly dressed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ate at the Botanica restaurant in the Radisson Hotel as we were passing through Cavan. At €37 for two courses plus tea/coffee not cheap, but not break the bank either. For that price a restaurant quality meal is expected. In some respects it delivered - a decent room, lovely waitress, safe edible food ... However: My starter of crab and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Recent visit was made special by excellent food and service, the staff were friendly, efficient and smartly dressed.

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Naas, Ireland
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150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I had lunch in the Botanica bar and dinner in the Wine Goose Cellar Bar (same menu) during my stay at Farnham Estate. The food is good quality and good value, but very standard, just the selection you would expect from a bar.

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Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The food is nice well prepared and not overly fussy, the menu is flexible offering table D'hôte or á la Carte options, the staff is very efficient and pleasant. the wine list is extensive.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had a lovely meal here. The food was delicious and the service was superb. A lovely relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I love good food and clever cooking. But I'm afraid to say that while Botanica promises a lot, it fails to deliver. The last several visits I had to the restaurant left me sadly underwhelmed. It's trying too hard and sacrificing flavour in the process. For cooking on such a large scale I think the restaurant should simplify things a... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I tried this restaurant and I can definitely say the food they propose is excellent. It is a cosy atmosphere and the staff is really nice. I recommend this restaurant.

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were staying in the hotel for 3 nights and only went to the restaurant on our last night. This proved to be a mistake, had we gone on our first night we would have gone back again. The staff were very helpful and would ask if you would like any more which is not always the case in likewise... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed for four nights at the Radisson and dined for the first night in Botanica. Our dinner was OK but we could not help but think that things could have been much improved if the hotel were better organised to handle the larger number of bookings caused by the arrival of coach parties. The food we selected was well... More 

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delvin
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We ate lunch at lobby bar and later in the bar. To our disappointment the lunch menu was the same as the dinner with limited choices and way overpriced. Food was average and we were left unsatisfied.

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  • Address: Cavan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Cavan  >  Cavan

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