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Mad Botanist- The Gin Specialist

#458 of 2,439 Restaurants in Hanoi

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#458 of 2,439 Restaurants in Hanoi


$4 - $22
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Dropped by for a cocktail on a Monday night. The waiter seemed put out because I did not want to go upstairs. Asked to order a cider and was rudely told there was none despite it being on the menu. Then ordered cocktails including a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Suellen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being gin enthusiasts, we were looking forward to visiting the Mad Botanist. Firstly, it was very difficult to find, having to go through and to the rear of the downstairs food emporium to get to the stairs. Then having to climb many flights of stairs...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank paulbP6569NP
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

I’m completely perplexed by the bad reviews. This place is friggin’ fantastic. You have to go to the top floor to really catch the ambiance. There you can sit out by soft light, floating above the city, gazing at views of St. Jo’s, sipping on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pita8
Reviewed January 15, 2019

After learning that it was the first specialty gin bar in Hanoi, I was looking forward to checking them out. Finding the bar is a bit tricky. If you do not know where it is, it’s easy to miss. You have to go to the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Had to walk up past what must be used as a local bar to the top bar. Service was very poor and worse of all the gins on their menu they had hardly any. After asking for four off their menu and being told they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JnReid3
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

After drinking beer all week, I needed a proper GnT and was recommended to visit the Mad Botanist in Old Town Hanoi. It was easy to find and worth the walk up 4 flights of stairs. Opens out onto rooftop terrace overlooking the Catholic cathedral....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NealC9
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Tried it once but don't feel like I want to come back.. the place is quite hard to find 'cause it's not on the street, they seem to want to make decoration classy and tame but I still feel like something's missing...

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank minhhoa1957
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are quite discerning cocktail consumers and this place is honestly amazing. The recipes are well considered and each drink we ordered had a perfect balance of flavours. The menu is extensive but not overwhelming. We ordered from the signature selection following...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank leisataylor
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

This was way expensive for 4 gins. A mistake? Decor nice, hard to find but really? The price is off the scale.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Trek787155
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It has an impressive selection of gins. The bartender was kind and happy to share his favorite picks. He helped us pair the guns which added to the experience. The view of the church from the rooftop is beautiful.

Date of visit: July 2018
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October 11, 2018|
Response from rohann138 | Reviewed this property |
The place has a decent food menu filled with lots of small bites.
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