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The Botanist, London,

The Botanist

4.0
4
1238 Reviews
£41 and over
British
  • Good for special occasions
  • Lively
  • Innovative
The Botanist is a stylish, contemporary restaurant and bar on Sloane Square, open all day every day. The venue has an elegant look as befits its chic Chelsea location: the light and airy dining space has floor to ceiling windows; a stunning stripped oak floor and a beautifully lit display of botanical images.

The menus offer a selection of carefully sourced, seasonal dishes and delicious desserts are also on offer.

The gleaming pewter bar also offers a fantastic space for drinks.

The extensive wine list features 150 bins and the cocktail list offers all the classics plus a selection of original, bespoke cocktails using of seasonal British ingredients.

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Restaurant menu Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:15 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:15 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7730 0077
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Parking Details
    MONDAY TO SATURDAY<br />During the day meters are available in all surrounding streets at a cost of £3 - £4 an hour. <br /><br />Free parking is available on Sloane Square and on the surrounding streets from 6.30pm each night. <br /><br />SUNDAYS<br /><br />Parking is free all day in the surrounding streets.
  • Public Transit
    The Botanist is ideally located for public transport. The closest tube stations are Sloane Square and Victoria and local bus routes include the 11,19,22,137,170,211,319,360,452 and C1.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

Experiences

  • Copy of Pre-theatre menu

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    2 courses for £30,00 or 3 courses for £35,00. Available Monday-Friday 5:00pm to 7:30pm.
    Copy of Pre-theatre menu photo
  • Bottomless Brunch

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Bottomless drinks £25 for 1.5 hours Order a minimum of 1 small plate & 1 main to enjoy bottomless drinks: Heineken, Sol, Bloody Mary, Prosecco, Mimosa, The Botanist G&T, Salty Dog Upgrade to Joseph Perrier Champagne for £30
    Bottomless Brunch photo

What 1,238 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

1,247 Reviews
  1. mercedes

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was quite dissatisfied with the staff. I made a reservation which clearly indicated that we were going to have the set menu. On arrival the set menu was not on the table so I raised it with the waiter. She said that they did not know that we had asked for that menu. She made me doubt about my reservation. I had to go into my screenshots to show the waiter the terms of my reservation. Still and after seeing the screenshot which showed clearly that my reservation was the set menu, she said that she had to go and check with the chef. At that point I was quite annoyed with the restaurant. She then came back and said that they were able to have us having dinner on the set menu. I was about to walk out of the restaurant at that point. However I did change my mind as it was my friend’s birthday. Very uncomfortable experience. If only they had checked my reservation before hand it would have been a lovely evening.

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    Greece

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you very much Rose for the service and kindness. A

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    Essex

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered Bread and Olives before starters. Bread came out after starters, even though we repeatedly asked where our bread was. Told waitress one of us had a serious Dairy allergy. The mussels came out with a sauce that had cream in it and was only investigated when we said it looked like it had dairy in sauce. A side order came out that we didn’t order but we were told it was from the chef. We thought as some sort of apology but we were charged for them. The overall service was slow. We ended up paying for the side order as it was taking too long to sort. We had no apology for problems from the Manager. Shame as food was good. The table next to us had been waiting 2hrs for their man course.

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  4. istanley

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely to be back after a while. Good food and ambience.

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  5. 140GPBfor4

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service subpar, massively overpriced. We had the carpaccio and chicken on the pre-theatre menu, food was nice. But the service was nowhere to be seen, they wouldn’t look in our direction and we had to wait for a long time every time we needed to order. They didn’t bring water for the table until the end of the meal. Deserts were average (and very limited choice). Cocktails were good but tiny!!! Also this was an important birthday and I had included a note with the booking to make it somewhat special. Nothing was done differently, except at the very end, after paying and when we were about to leave, they brought 4 chocolates on a plate with a candle. That was unexpected at that point (we were literally about to put on our coats), and was more weird than a nice surprise. They didn’t inquire whose birthday it was, just guessed and randomly dropped the plate in front of one of us. Overall bill for 2 meals and 2 cocktails £140. Overall disappointed, we’ve been celebrating there for years, haven’t been in over the last couple of years but definitely disappointed.

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  6. ClaudeF

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I enjoyed a pre-theater dinner conveniently located and quick service. The menu offered nice choices that our party of sampled. Creative salad and tender lamb. I would come again to taste the cod&oyster that some neighbours seemed to appreciate.

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  7. MirandaW

    London

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointing and bland food. Portions are very small and overpriced comparatively. Hadn’t been there for years but only worth visiting for a drink I think.

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  8. JillW

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The dinner was lovely with good service and friendly staff. However we thought the wine was vastly overpriced (£19.50 per glass!!!). Even by London standards we thought that was excessive.

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  9. PaulA

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was ok at best but portions were tiny and vastly overpriced

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  10. ameysselle

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Used to be so much better. Meat was so expensive and below average

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FAQs

The Botanist is rated 4 stars by 1238 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Botanist

7 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8EE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Restaurant menu Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:15 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:15 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    MONDAY TO SATURDAY<br />During the day meters are available in all surrounding streets at a cost of £3 - £4 an hour. <br /><br />Free parking is available on Sloane Square and on the surrounding streets from 6.30pm each night. <br /><br />SUNDAYS<br /><br />Parking is free all day in the surrounding streets.
  • Public Transit
    The Botanist is ideally located for public transport. The closest tube stations are Sloane Square and Victoria and local bus routes include the 11,19,22,137,170,211,319,360,452 and C1.
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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