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Botanical Garden Bar & Kitchen, Norwich, Norfolk

Botanical Garden Bar & Kitchen

4.7
4.7
33 Reviews
£25 and under
Pizzeria
Botanical Garden Bar & Kitchen was created by multi-award-winning theatre company, curious directive.

Situated in the medieval garden of their creative home, this is a green oasis in the heart of NR3.

With only 16 tables in a 300m2 garden, customers can enjoy a quiet drink on deckchairs or dine at tables - just ask for your preference.

Our menu is simple - 8 wood-fired Pizzas with local ingredients (from £8.50-9.50), homemade ice-cream and a local story.

The garden boasts a heritage vegetable patch (used on Pizzas), a micro-wildflower meadow, a medicine garden, and an ink garden and well as a pick your own Mulberry bush in August. Gins are infused on-site, and their beehives produce delicious honey.

The perfect summer evening - and with cosy heaters and parasols for colder months - Botanical Garden Bar & Kitchen is a magical place to while away the time.

49 Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HG

www.curiousdirective.com

01603 614 425

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Pizza Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 17:00–20:00 Thu, Fri 17:30–22:30 Sat 12:30–22:30

  • Phone number

    01603 614425

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Norwich

  • Cross Street

    We're situated on Wensum Street opposite the Maid's Head Hotel.

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Best Overall

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Best Service

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Best Ambience

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Best Value

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Fit for Foodies

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Healthy

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Outdoor Eating

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Romance

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Norwich

    Best Overall

  • Norwich

    Best Service

  • Norwich

    Best Ambience

  • Norwich

    Best Value

  • Norwich

    Child Friendly

  • Norwich

    Fit for Foodies

  • Norwich

    Healthy

  • Norwich

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Norwich

    Outdoor Eating

  • Norwich

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  1. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful environment for a summers evening. Great selection of tap beers. We had a really relaxing evening. Thank you
  2. LW

    LizW

    Norfolk

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect for a warm evening, lovely setting - hidden away from a busy road
  3. SW

    SarahW

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Superb place to eat outdoors, pizza possibly a little charred but fabulous variety of toppings, magical garden with pretty lights adding ambience, excellent value for money.
  4. ML

    MarkL

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb space, service, value and food. Highly recommended.
  5. D

    Dean7

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    2 married couples with a well earned childless night - perfect venue for a night cap 👍🏽
  6. BR

    BRMC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely secret garden with delicious, interesting pizza.
  7. DA

    DianaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my special pre-birthday treat meal (went to the Botanical Garden last year as well), and the pizzas and ice cream were delicious, the beverages too (ale, mulberry gin, rosé wine). The garden is beautiful, quiet too considering that the church sits on a busy road, and the staff were friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend.
  8. F

    Francesca

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful evening celebrating my parents anniversary, the food, drinks, ambience and service were all excellent as ever!
  9. LD

    LauraD

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to Botanical Garden Bar and Kitchen and I have nothing but praise. The setting is gorgeous, the staff were both friendly and professional, the food was quick to come and delicious. I look forward to going back there soon.
  10. C

    Charlie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Lovely settling, amazing service & the best gins I’ve ever had!
  11. LB

    LisaB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely chilled out setting. Very child friendly too. Pizzas were really delicious and nice selection of drinks. It’s a shame they don’t do the sharing platters or amazing desserts like last year but still very good. Will definitely be back soon.
  12. P

    Patrick

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cute dinner and drinks spot 👌 I’ll definitely be back!
  13. SW

    StephanieW

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pizzas, the Thursday night deal is great value for money.
  14. FF

    FionaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience in and out. Relaxed, friendly. Good service. Tasty, interesting and bright pizzas with lots of pizzazz.
  15. IH

    IsabelH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely food and drinks and a great atmosphere! We went early with our 10 month old and were able to just sit on the grass with him. Staff were very friendly - we had a lovely chat with one of the door staff.
  16. GB

    GuyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pizza, fab drinks menu and really nice atmosphere.
  17. DW

    DeaneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location with fantastic pizzas and very friendly staff. Looking forward to going back soon.
  18. BD

    BrittanyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would love to come back to Botanical Garden & Kitchen! I had the sweetest Thursday evening here-$10 pizza and drink deal is great and some delicious options to choose from. The service & staff, the food & drink and above all, the relaxed and local atmosphere made for a lovely experience. I really enjoyed eating on the lawn chair in the garden, watching the pizza-making process and taking in all the creativity around this converted church and yard! Plus it's pet-friendly! Thank you for creating this space!
  19. NC

    NigelC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My pizza was a little burnt on the edges. An ice cream would have been nice to finish with.
  20. G

    Gemma

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been meaning to book a table for a while and it was certainly worth the wait. Fabulous food, drinks and a stunning garden to enjoy it all in. Nothing was too much trouble and all the staff were amazing! We cant wait to go back again soon
  21. f

    fiercemongreldog

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Always a great place to enjoy a relaxing drink and the food looked very nice. The staff are always attentive and friendly. Relaxed atmosphere with excellent local beverages. Highly recommended if you want to sample different from the usual pubs and bars in Norwich
  22. SG

    StephanieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A magical atmosphere, set in a pretty city centre garden. Fantastic, helpful and friendly staff. Delicious, freshly made wood-fired pizzas - what more could anyone want?
  23. LH

    LeaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely secret and quiet place in the city centre with amazing service and delicious pizza.
  24. CB

    CathB

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely little place near Elm Hill. Excellent pizzas made from local seasonal food, great drinks and got the Thursday deal which is a bargain. The garden and building are beautiful and the staff were a treat! Definitely going back again.
  25. R

    Rosie

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Popped in for a pizza on my own. The bar is inside a Medieval chancel which was a lovely surprise. A wide selection of pizzas on the menu with great ingredients like crab and samphire. I had Le Rouen which was delicious. It started to drizzle but I was under a gazebo so kept nice & dry and the garden looked beautiful. Apparently only open Thurs/Fri/Sat to September so like a seasonal pop up but with an established restaurant feel.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very warm welcome and such all three pizzas were excellent. Kids loved their cheese and tomato pizzas and grown ups had mushroom and crab and samphire pizzas. That rare find of great pizza base, proper tomato sauce that’s neither too salty or sweet and great toppings. In such a beautiful place!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Pleasantly surprised by Botanical Garden Bar & Kitchen yesterday evening. My friend (who wasn't drinking) had a good choice of non-alcoholic drinks. For me, the wine selection was fab - I enjoyed the Chardonnay!! Both of us went for the East Harling Globetrotter pizza which was delicious. Nice little find in Norwich, would recommend.
  28. AH

    AmandaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Had a delicious hand-made pizza in this gorgeous fairy-lit garden. A really magical spot.
  29. L

    Lovefood

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I was asked to join a friend for a meal in the Botanical Garden and Kitchen. We ate in the garden in lovely surroundings. Delicious pizza served by helpful and pleasant staff. I would recommend it..the ambience was a delight.
  30. J

    Jojo

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Booked a table for 2. When we arrived we were guided to our table, which was tiny, and had 2 deckchairs next to it. I wouldn't normally mind this but all the other "proper" tables and chairs were unoccupied and we weren't given the option of sitting at any of those. Then on to the food: The description of my dish over promised and under-delivered - it was effectively a heap of tinned beans and sweetcorn on a lettuce leaf, for which I was charged £12!! My husband ordered a pizza, which was tiny, cremated at the edges and had a very frugal amount of topping in the middle. Now for the drinks: there were 4 different beers on draft... except there weren't - they had run out of ALL of them!! The lady at the bar just about managed to eke out one final pint but I had to make do with a pint of Aspalls, which was the only drink remaining. This has the potential to be a great place for summer dining and drinks but my disappointing experience means I will not be going back any time soon
  31. JF

    JFaz

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, really great food and service. Will definitely be back very soon
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative dishes and gorgeous setting
  33. L

    Lunchinglady

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    A unique setting in a lovely garden in what for many is the nicest part of Norwich. We went on their first night of reopening and there were a few little teething problems which I am sure will be quickly sorted out. I would suggest for the longer term, warmed plates as the pizzas lose their heat quickly in the night air. The food was delicious and I appreciated the use of edible flowers from the garden and the Local touchés. The wine selection was good-the Côte de Gascogne in particular. We will return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Botanical Garden Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 33 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


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Botanical Garden Bar & Kitchen

Saint Simon & Saint Jude Church, 49 Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1HG

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    We're situated on Wensum Street opposite the Maid's Head Hotel.

  • Area

    Norwich

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 17:00–20:00 Thu, Fri 17:30–22:30 Sat 12:30–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Pizza Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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