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“Lovely restaurant, great service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Botania - CLOSED

Botania
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Went here on the advice of one of the reviews. The restaurant/bar is set in the centre of a busy road in Almeria but has a great atmosphere. The terrace is always busy with drinkers and serves tapas after 8. The menu was also in English which helped a lot and indicated those tapas that were gluten free which was great as we did find it difficult to find tapas "sin gluten".

We decided however, to try the restaurant downstairs which was great. There was an interesting menu and both my husband and myself were very pleased with our choices.

The staff were helpful and very friendly - couldn't fault the place and went back the following night for more of the same!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely little bar, with brilliant terrace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We loved the Botania, and went back again and again whilst staying in Almeria. At first we just visited the terrace, and enjoyed their fantastic tapas, but then ventured downstairs and found the fantastic gin selection.

Great little place, and one of the best bars in Almeria city.

Visited August 2013
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copenhagen
Level Contributor
55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Experimental and good quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We were here dining on a sunday evening, as most all normal restaurants in the central Almeria are closed on sundays. We had reserved a table in the "dining" area, which is separeted from the bar/cafe, but we were the only guests this evening. Botania was recommended by the hotel for its good international kitchen.
And so it was. We had a starter with potatoes filled with mushroom stew, and as main plate my companion got tenderloin of calf and a I a steak; as desert canneloni with caramel mousse (1 plate for 2 was ok). While waiting for the first course there was served an asparagus mousse. We asked for spanish sparkling water. This could not be served, but small bottles of the french Perrier (at an outragious price for local comparison 1,50 Euro for a 25cl bottle of standard Perrier - and Perrier is not that exqiusite).
Everithing we got was of good quality, nicely served, except one of the main dishes was rather cold and the asked "well done" for the meat was not met in the first round, so back to kitchen. This could of course be explained with the different view on how to prepare meat in various countries, so no problem. And then we were charged 1,50 Euros for bread, which we dit not experience elsewhere.
I evaluate this place positively, but would not go there again, as there are many nice restaurants in Almeria, where the food is not experimental, but fine spanish (for which we came for) - 60 Euros for the dishes - not expensive for good quality.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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