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Botanica Bar & Restaurant

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Wine Goose Cellar Bar had the same menu as the Botanica Bar. The Botanica was too busy. We seemed a bit out of the way down in Cellar. Menu looked good but a bit pricey! Our order was taken in reasonably good time. Food was a bit slow coming. I ordered the pizza because it sounded really good. It... More 

Thank David H
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We have eaten in the bar/restaurant of the Radisson Farnham Estate Hotel while on holidays for a number of years. While beginning quite well with a good price/quality ratio, unfortunately with the years things have changed not for the better. The bar/restaurant area is quite small with a limited number of tables, so arriving at peak times may mean crouching... More 

Thank Belinda C
Ennis, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

I was so looking forward to dinner here and can't say I was too thrilled afterwards. We had booked for 8pm then we were told afterwards it was fully booked up and would 8.30pm be ok instead. We didn't mind this and so arrived at 8.30. We were left sitting for about 30 minutes before our orders were taken. Duck... More 

Thank lucyyeah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Had an evening meal during our stay. The food was the worst I have ever eaten. Starters lukewarm soup. Main course monkfish that you would have needed a steak knife to cut as it was so undercooked sitting in a bland watery sauce. My husband had rack of lamb that was chewy with lukewarm mash. Dessert baked Alaska with a... More 

Thank Pegpog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Came here for my aunts birthday. We each had a 3 course meal and couldn't fault it. Lovely food and good presentation. Service was good too, had a trainee waitress who was probably nervous but did a brilliant job, felt very well looked after, thanks very much :)

1 Thank mufmume
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Have just returned to our room in Farnham after eating here, can't say we returned happy. We arrived at 6.30 for a table booked for 6.30, we were told they weren't quite open, but would be opening soon, no apologies, and no indication they were ready for guests when they eventually opened. Service was pleasant and initially prompt. Good variety... More 

Thank Laura M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

During our stay at the Farnham Estate we decided to eat here. The food was very tasty and the staff were attentive and excellent. We both had 2 courses each and a drink, the sirloin steak was really good! Bill was about £60 which is pretty average for a hotel restaurant. Overall an enjoyable and tasty meal!

Thank Tom S
County Cavan, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

We recently had the pleasure of an annual visit from my college friend and his wife. As in the past we opted to have dinner at The Botanical Restaurant in the nearby Radisson Blu Farnham Estate hotel. This was a nice experience as a reunion celebration. I am not a fan of their much favoured Sunday lunch offering but certainly... More 

Thank Coolnacarrick
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

Gorgeous surroundings and friendly staff. However, in my opinion, food is substandard. Menu is a standard bar offering but the quality is very bad. Ordering nachos which were very bland to say the least with lumps of mince in the beef chilli, chicken wings that are borderline and a burger that was just tasteless I would not recommend this bar... More 

Thank Kobiog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Was here with a party of 12 for a family celebration and overnight stay , oh my god what can I say ! We where seated at a lovely table which was well dressed and had buckets of fresh homemade bread to offer while browsing over the menu in which there was just the perfect amount of starters and mains... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
European, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cavan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Cavan  >  Cavan

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?