The Botanist Broadgate Circle
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Poor quality and rather tasteless food. Suggest this place focuses on drinks as food not worth it even with the discount
We had a Caesar salad which was ok (was better the last time we visited). However helped by the fact that we had 2 mains for the price of 1!
Disappointed with the limited food choices, our booking was at 1pm they opened at 11.30/12 and 2 main course were already unavailable!!
The pigs in blanket was not proper sausages and was barley cooked even after we sent them back, the ‘duck fish finger’ was 1 small bite for £7 - not worth the money at all
This is a mixed bag. The service we received by Hilary was great she was so nice and always there when you needed her, but sadly she had no back up. There was only two bar men and the place was really busy. We waited over 30 minutes for our first drink and then cancelled our second one and had a coffee as the wait was so long. If you plan to have a good drinking session don’t get too excited.
The starters were small but nice, the mains were good but had to send one back as it was over cooked, chicken on a hot grill charred.
However they gave us some mac cheese bites which were amazing and when I got my replacement it was lovely.
As we left to go there was an incident which we brought to the staffs attention, the manager appeared to be in a hurry to leave and left the staff to deal with it which we thought was unprofessional.
Will we visit again, well London has many places wanting business ........
Food was ok but really overpriced for what it was. I had the spatchcock chicken. £17, with no sides, not even any vegetables or a salad. I know it’s London but that’s just ridiculous. The chicken itself was ok but nothing special.
Absolutely wonderful place! Couldn’t fault the food or service and the bottomless Brunch was definitely value for money. Would highly recommend and will certainly be going back 😊
Excellent unlimited brunch that I would I highly recommend
Excellent food and service
Okay service . Food was great and good value.
Lovely brunch on a Saturday as a birthday treat for my sister . Been here before and just as good this time. The bottomless certainly was always topped up and the food really nice in fact the scrabbled egg was to die for
I would recommend a brunch here
Good food - service a bit on the slow side.
Extortionate prices for food! ONE small fishcake -looked like any Tesco frozen fishcake- was £15 with no sides/trimmings whatsoever. Everything was extra. Small Chicken Spatchcock was £17 and again including nothing.
Tiny parsnip soup starter doesn't even come with bread.
Don't eat there.
The service was good, sweet girl.
Unfortunately the construction was rather noisy, but the staff were really friendly and apologised for the temporary inconvenience.
Service fantastic kept our glasses topped all the time. Food good and great atmosphere would recommend the bottomless brunch!!
Looks like a cool place but the food is very average and the service is poor .
Horribly overpriced for basic chicken breast and lamb burger that is essentially Frankie and benny standard
Service awful. Slow and inattentive. All the basics not don't well. Could be so much better
I am sorry Bishbash that your experience wasn't a fantastic one. We strive to offer the best food and service and so its very disappointing to read this. Do get in touch as we would like to understand where we went so wrong. Best wishes Gemma gemma@Etmgroup.co.uk
Good food, cool venue and great service. Might be worth saying in advance that the bottomless brunch starts at the time of your reservation rather than the time of your order.
Thank you for your comments - we hope to see you again
Went for the Brunch. Service excellent. Glasses were constantly topped up. Unfortunately did not think much of the food. Soup was a congealed mass of soaked up bread. Crab linguine was noodles which were all stuck together. Sticky toffee was far too stodgy and no sauce. We had an enjoyable time but would not return.
Thank you Jodcai for taking the time to review your visit. I am sorry there were issues with your food. If you have a moment, could you drop us an email about when you visited so I can look into further? Many thanks Gemma email@example.com
Service was fantastic!
Couldn’t decide to what to get and my waitress very politely suggested the salmon fish cake! I will definitely be back for that alone!
Thank you Clare - we look forward to seeing you back soon!
I really wish you'd have tables further apart; it's like having lunch with strangers when you're on one of those tables for two.
Thanks for your comments, we will pass onto the management team.
Met a friend for dinner at 7.30. The place was not terribly full. She's veggy and they have some options she was happy with. I had a burger which was ok, fries marginally underdone. Her veggy main was pathetic for the price. More like a starter. We had puds that were fine and filled some gaps. I think it was before 10.00 we were told the bar was closing and asked if we wanted a last drink. Glad we didn't because soon bright lights came on and there was plenty of banging and crashing going on by the staff. Message received.
Hi Johntoo, thank you for your feedback, I am so sorry your experience wasn't a fantastic one. We would like to understand where we went wrong and so if you have chance, could you drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks Gemma
I booked this restaurant for my boyfriends birthday and we did the bottomless brunch. I've been to the botanist before as well as their sister restaurant in broadgate also and had brilliant experiences both times. Unfortunately this time round the food was extremely poor but the level of service that we received from our waiter and the manager/maitre'd was really outstanding, so in spite of the food tasting comparable to a mcdonalds cheeseburger and being burnt, it's something we could laugh off at the end of the day. It's rare that you get such brilliant customer service so to the waiter (I didn't get your name) thank you for being understanding and it hasn't deterred me from visiting in the future. : )
Staff were attentive. Starters were lovely, mains not quite what we were expecting. A little disappointed that I had mentioned we were there as it was my daughter’s 18th Birthday but nothing special was done to mark it.
Thank you so much for your review. I am sorry the team didn't pick up on the birthday celebrations.
I had done some research before hand about where to go for bottomless brunch and this place offered the best selection of drinks I could find. The food was absolutely incredible and I would definitely recommend the mac and cheese croquettes to start! We were waited on hand and foot, our glasses were never empty, and the service was fun and friendly.
Thanks so much for this! So happy that you had a great time and look forward to seeing you back with us again soon.
Absolutely amazing experience. Would highly recommend for a great day out. We came for bottomless brunch and serve was impeccable!
Hi JadeH, great to read!! Thanks for your review and I do hope we see you back soon!
Good location, nice big space and staff are pretty good. Food is average (comes out suspiciously quick) however and a bit over-priced (£15-19 for main). Better for drinks than food.
Thank you for taking the time to review you visit DavidS, I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks Gemma email@example.com
Great menu with good election of meals, but not too many choices to overwhelm. Quality of food was excellent. Recommend the halibut.
Thanks Tejneet, its lovely to read reviews like this! We hope to see you back soon. Thanks Gemma
Our waiter, Carlos, was fantastic - energetic, funny and very engaged. Checking we had everything just when he should. Food was good and arrived promptly. They stock Seedlip which is always a plus for a lunchtime "gin" and tonic. Only criticism - the tables inside are far too close together. Not suitable for business lunch with about a 10cm gap between them. But for a catch up with friends it doesn't really matter if you are so close you can pick up a glass by mistake from the next table along...
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we will be sure to pass your comments on to the management team. Thanks Gemma
A return visit that didn’t disappoint! Food was excellent again and Carlos our waiter was so happy and attentive.
So lovely to read! We will be sure to pass onto Carlos
It's a nice convenience to meet up for lunch. The waiter was very good, very attentive. The maitre'd was ok. I was 5 mins early and want to sit at the desk to wait for my friend. She was kind of rude
Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am sorry you had some issues with our staff, we hope this doesn't put you off returning to us. Many thanks Gemma
Booking online was fast and easy. My table was ready ahead of my timeslot which was great. Service was good but could have been sharper. Food was very good value and the restaurant was very clean. I will definitely book again.
Thank you for your review, I will ensure your feedback is passed on and we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Gemma
Would reccomend and go back, only downfall was there was no aircon upstairs in the main dining area on the hottest day!
Hi ElianaC, I'm sorry we had these issues when you visited with the aircon. We are looking into this with our maintenance team as a priority! Thank you for you review.
I just wanted to thank you and your staff for being so accommodating for us last night, I especially want to thank our waitress (Hilda I believe) for excellent service! We will come back for Saturday brunch as recommended to us by Hilda as it sounded great!
Hi bdaygirl2019 I am so sorry to read this, would you be able to contact me with some more details so I can look into with our management team. Best wishes Gemma
Such a lovely ambience and good quality food, will definitely be back!
Thanks LeeC - we look forward to seeing you soon!
Extremely limited brunch menu. When asked which sweet and fruity white wines they had was served a Sauvignon which tasted of sour grapes. Was told all the wines were dry nothing fruity. Wierd white lights at the table shining in your eyes. Toilets were the best bit about the place nice and clean and large. And the waiter was friendly.
Hi Tashatotts, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. If you have a chance, could you send me your contact details as we would like to understand where we went wrong as we hate our guests leaving unhappy. Many thanks Gemma gemma@Etmgroup.co.uk
I have been to the Botanist at Broadgate Circus on several occasions and always had an amazing experience. The food is delicious with generous portions and the staff are friendly and very helpful. The weekend brunch is scrumptious and I will definitely be back again! Great for a catch-up with the girls!
Thank you so much! We hope to see you and the girls back soon!
Great food and service. Stagg were friends dly and continuously topped our drinks up throughout the meal.... highly recommend bottomless brunch.
Hi Clare, so pleased you enjoyed your visit! We hope you come back and see us soon!
Food had gone very downhill here to be honest, very average now
Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I am so sorry you were so disappointing with the food. We would really like to understand the issues so we can look at fixing this, would you be so kind as to contact me when you have a chance to discuss your visit? Many thanks Gemma firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovely lunch out with my mum. Very attentive staff, lovely food, excellent atmosphere and there was a live performer which was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend. The flatbread and hummus nibbles are also a winner - you have to give them a go.