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“A bit too loud, but otherwise enjoyable.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Botanist

The Botanist
15 London Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7JT, England
01625 865637
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Price range: $11 - $21
Cuisines: Barbecue, English
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Formally No.15 Wine Bar, The Botanist offers a well stocked cellar of cask-conditioned ales, more than 70 bottled beers and ciders from around the world, a selection of finest Champagnes and an intriguing cocktail menu. Food comes in the form of a deli-style menu with rotisserie and barbecue. Owned and operated by the New World Pub Company, The Botanist is unlike anything else.
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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“A bit too loud, but otherwise enjoyable.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was our first visit to The Botanist and it was a Saturday night. We walked throughout the door and the place was heaving. We had booked a table which was a good job. Having fought our way to the bar we were seated. The place had a great atmosphere for a bar but the music was a little too loud for a restaurant and the only way we could be heard was to shout. The food was good and not too expensive. There was live music which was louder than the background music. Overall we enjoyed the evening but I think it needs to decide it is a bar or a restaurant or at least find a way of reduce the noise level in the restaurant so that people can talk to each other.

Visited September 2013
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lindsey p, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“very nice eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

2nd visit to the Botanist. All ill say is superb food, reasonably priced, well worth going for a bite to eat.

went with partner for birthday meal on the 6th September. Food again was fantastic, service was exceptional, and the live music only enhanced the dining experience

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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lindsey p, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A great first visit and I will be back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

10 of us went for lunch across 3 generations. The food choice for the youngsters was limited but the quality of everyone's meal was excellent.
The staff were brilliant and very attentive.
A little disappointing to be moved a few minutes before we were going to leave as they wanted to give the table to someone else but we had been there 3 hours!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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lindsey p, Guest Relations Manager at The Botanist, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and we hope there will be many more. X
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We booked a table a few weeks ago for Saturday night as it gets quite busy we arrived about 20 mins early so we could have a drink first. I was expecting it to be quite pricey but in fact I was pleasantly surprised with my round. Bang on 8pm (the time we booked) the hostess found us and seated us. We actually thought we would have to wait as it was so busy but we didn't which was very good. Straight away we ordered the cocktails can I just say "the botanist" vodka based was amazing and helped contribute to my hangover this am. The food...we had actually been so looking forward to the steak Diane which most of us ordered & it did not disappoint. Cooked to perfection it was so nice. One of my friends had the steak pie, he let me try some that too was amazing. Although the steak Diane is a Saturday special if I go back on a different night il be having the pie which is on the main menu. The kebabs looked interesting too. All in all the service I thought was outstanding we had a young girl she was so attentive asking if we were having a nice meal which I always like. Our bill arrived and considering what we drank and ate I was really chuffed with. I've spent far more on food and enjoyed it far less. Had a lovely evening and would love to return. My only issue is we live miles away and were only in the area for the car festival in wilmslow. I'm gutted we don't live in nearer can you please open one of these restaurants in Preston. Thanks. X

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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lindsey p, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
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“Possibly the worst meal ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I never really grasped the concept of dining whilst what appears to be a nightclub scene occurs just metres away from you. Understandably it was busy as it was a Saturday night, we were informed by the hostess that there were no tables inside however we could dine outside, it was very cold however we were informed that there were heaters and blankets! We sat down and ordered, the heater was inadequate and so we moved tables to the upper tier of the outside dining area. The food arrived swiftly, however less than generous portions were produced, and we waited around 5 minutes before cutlery was given to us. If the restaurant is busy, you are most definitely forgotten about, especially if you are dining outside. I will definitely not be going back there to eat.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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lindsey p, Guest Relations Manager at The Botanist, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit. Please call the restaurant and ask to speak to me so I can in turn ask our Operation Manager to call you to discuss further. Many thanks
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