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Botanical Garden Bar & Kitchen, Norwich, Norfolk

Botanical Garden Bar & Kitchen

3.4
3.4
5 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro

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.

Fast becoming the go-to outdoor bar in Norwich, with only 16 tables in a 300m2 garden, customers can enjoy a quiet drink on deckchairs or dine at tables.

All produce is thoughtful, with a local story. 2022 menu is in collaboration with Guest Chef, Meg Greenacre (Vegan). The rest of the menu is wood-fired Pizzas.

The garden boasts a heritage vegetable patch, 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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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Pizza Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu, Fri 05:30–22:30 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, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.4
3.4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GT

    GaryT

    Norfolk

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Was a real shame . Very nice place to sit but the table we were given had no cover, contrary to the write up we had read before. It was bigining to rain. We ordered four drinks three of which they could not supply so we decided not to stay. Major disappointment as the place certainly has potential.

  2. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Firstly I would say that the outside setting itself is very lovely and we were looking forward to our experience sadly however.... Before our visit as there was a chance of rain I checked the website which said that every table was covered. Unfortunately when it started to spit ours wasn't and when we enquired to get it covered were then told they wouldn't do it because they needed 3 people to do it and they hadn't put them on as they were trying to be optimistic. Didn't want to run the risk of it becoming heavy so we were eventually offered the chance to sit inside on tiny and inappropriate school tables right next to the till where we were told we would have to be quiet due to a performance occuring. As we wanted to catch up and also maybe run the risk of having fun and laughter together we decided to ask the venue for a refund for the two people that had already payed. Something that should have been simple to do turned into a performance of it's own, from the incredibly rude and passively aggressive main till operator who managed to offend all 4 of us individually to it taking 4 or 5 different staff being involved (and largely being ignored by them) and it taking the greater part of 30 minutes to sort out. When my friend who is herself incredibly patient and understanding started to feel slighted and annoyed I knew we couldn't stay. It definitely feels that if anything deviates from the norm they struggle to sort it out. Can't comment on the food quality as we never had it. Also I would say that the website greatly implies that there would be a varied menu including meat. In fact under FAQ it states that yes there are vegetarian/vegan options available when actually everything is vegetarian/vegan bar one pizza that has crab meat on. Surely it would be more honest to declare that it's largely a vegetarian/vegan establishment so people who want to eat meat can make a informed choice? Overall a really unhappy and uncomfortable experience for all of us.

  3. JF

    JFaz

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Creative dishes and gorgeous setting

  5. L

    Lunchinglady

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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 3.4 stars by 5 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

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Google Map for Botanical Garden Bar & Kitchen

Saint Simon & Saint June 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

    Thu, Fri 05:30–22:30 Sat 12:30–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, 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, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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