The Botanist Broadgate Circle

4.1
262 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
A spacious bar, restaurant and cocktail lounge with a huge sun terrace right on Liverpool Street Station’s doorstep, The Botanist Broadgate Circle is a City favourite serving an excellent range of lagers, signature cocktails and a classic British and European menu.
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KC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, especially outside on a sunny day. Will use again.

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h
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Absolutely hate the dead hanging swan over the stairwell.

The food - plant based option - was Aubergine, which if you like aubergine is pretty difficult to make tasteless, but The Botanist managed it. It was bland at best and not very warm. My friend's main course was also less than piping hot. We should have complained but hate doing so.

Water was £4 per bottle, and the whole meal cost £60 but definitely did not feel worth it. The dessert was a saving grace. If only the rest of the food met that standard.

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w
London
39 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The pancakes at brunch were delicious, and the burger was good, too. The girl singing and guy on guitar were great - sometimes live performers in restaurants make you uncomfortable, but they were a great addition.

Only complaint was them seating another foursome right next to us. We were literally the only table in the place, so why cram us in?! It’s not even like we were at the window to make the place look busy. Was weird. Service great otherwise.

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W
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The soup starter (purple carrot and lentil) was served tepid and not fresh. Colour and consistency of bbq sauce. Hurried service as the table was reserved, but not until an hour after we had finished dessert.

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G
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My third visit, but will be the last. Has gone downhill big time in terms of food quality/presentation and service. Very disappointing as have had no issues with 2 previous visits. Did not have my booking on arrival... but I could see it clearly on the screen and had to point it out. Quite slow service, but that can be excused as it waa a fairly busy lunchtime. The waitress appeared to struggle with the english language. My fish was not filleted and was full of bones, and a very small portion in any case. My daughter's medium- rare steak was very gristly and barely cooked at all. All in all extremely disappointing, and I can only assume there has been a change of management, staff or customer service ethos, possibly all three.

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Slow service, so so food.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb..they do brunch brilliantly..glasses full..food and service good..ive been a few times and willkeepcoming back as libg as they keep it up

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time to the botanist and both times were great.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for bottomless brunch, very attentive service for drinks and good variety. Food all of a good quality and value. Nice ambience for brunch including some live music

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Horrendous ambiance, so loud and a terrible place for dinner. Need better separation between the restaurant and the bar.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chorizo pasta special was delicious! I could have eaten two bowls full. The Botanist is always a guarantee for good lunch.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not as good as it has been previously, the bottomless side of brunch has been toned down a lot. Food was ok.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Far too noisy at 6pm meeting a friend for a catch up.

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j
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for the Sunday Brunch. Food was very good, tasty hot and well presented. Bottomless Bloody Mary's were very tasty, although the waitress needed prompting for a refill. Two different live music acts played during our time there, both excellent and provided a very good atmosphere. Its a good Sunday Brunch option.

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BV
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great crust on the pie. Good service and ideal location from the office

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SJ
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great place to have brunch with friends, the bottomless brunch is worthwhile, the waiter keeps coming round to fill your glass so you glass is never empty, you can swap between prosecco and wine so they are very accommodating. It was quite cold in there so had to ask for them to turn the air conditioning off. I would say that just having one vegetarian main on the brunch menu is very limiting, they need to expand on that.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the bottomless brunch. However I found the portion size slightly smaller than average. But I would recommend this restaurant again. Infact we booked our next sitting while waiting for our mains

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GL
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, generous food and lovely lively atmosphere!

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

The two steaks we ordered arrived after 40mins and we were one of two tables the sat for lunch at noon. The food was okay, however we did order sauté spinach and we got cream spinach as a side. Steak was requested medium rare and it arrived as solid medium well. It would have been more helpful if the server was writing down the order instead of trying to memorize it. Also, the lights and ambience is very awkward. Really strong lights at certain spots creating light and dark sections across the restaurant.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, loved the atmosphere and a unhurried service even though we went for a bottomless brunch

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for a meal and drinks here on a Friday evening for a girls night and the atmosphere was perfect! Food was lovely, and a range of drinks and cocktails to choose from also.

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EU
London
24 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to meet friends for a late dinner. Solid food. A bit pricey, but would go back.

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RA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Went for a birthday brunch, was worried it might be too 'clubby' and loud, but it wasn't. We were able to chat in relaxed surroundings, service was attentive and they kept us topped up with drinks without having to ask. The only negatives were that my starter was cold when it arrived (I didn't want to delay everyone so just ate it anyway), and initially they were slightly slow in getting drinks. Otherwise great food and nice ambience.

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CH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for Thursday evening drinks and dinner with a girlfriend. It is right in the City so it is full of people in suits but it was buzzing and fun. Drinks choice was limited but decent. Main courses were tasty but dessert choice was a bit disappointing.

Waiting staff were friendly and attentive even though it was very busy.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

I thought the place was lovely, the food really tasty, the service was impeccable... the issue was the that they were playing dance music pretty loud, and there were too many people drinking by the bar.
I can not fault the food and service though, this was really good.

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HW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

I like the Botanist as a venue for drinks however the food let it down massively. I ordered the Beef Short rib and it was majorly undercooked and just VERY fatty which i wasnt expecting. I didnt eat most of it and it was £20.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for business lunch very convenient location, we arrived early and where seated without any fuss. Service was quick but not rushed. Food excellent.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic afternnon..i coild not find any fault..superb

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R
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Messed up two of the three orders. Baking paper stuck to one of the burgers. Atmosphere was fine, but I wouldn’t rush back.

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall my friends and I were very pleased with the food and service received at the Botanist and would recommend it to anyone else that is looking for a bottomless brunch in the City.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such lovely staff and one the best brunches I’ve ever had! I rung to say I was running late because of train delays and the staff were not rude at all and so accomdation. So so attentive with the bottomless drinks, my drink was never empty and new ones were constantly being offered! Food was such good value for money, I couldn’t believe how nice the food was especially as it was only £20 for two courses. This was a present for my best friends birthday and she loved it as much as me, it was such a lovely day! We went to the bar after our 2 hours was up for a few more drinks and the staff behind the bar were equally as friendly and helpful. A really lovely day!

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KC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, superb service. Will definately return

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VJ
London
103 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Popped in for an office lunch with a group of 6 & enjoyed the food. Grilled salmon & burgers we've had were at the gastro-pub level, perfectly acceptable. Service was lacking a bit but it was a busy lunchtime slot.

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JC
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was quite good but the service not great. They cleared our mains and didn’t offer a dessert menu and then when we asked they said the kitchen had shut. From about an hour before they closed, they kept reminding us it was closing and the waitress made it clear she didn’t want us there anymore.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was poor, luke warm at best. Quality no better than a pub lunch. Both of us had upset stomachs that evening. Workman fitting CCTV cameras above our heads during lunch, whilst up step ladders one dropped his screwdriver on a table which made a loud clatter, a few people nearly choked up their food in shock. Then a cleaner, cleaning floors during lunch, rolled up the carpet which tripped a guy up who nearly took out some bar drinkers. Poor food, average service, badly managed. This place clearly living off of its location. Try another venue.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was excellent. The wine (house red) was good. All the food we ordered was good, but it was let down by not being hot. The Restaurant wasn't that full so really there was no excuse for it not being served quickly, thereby keeping its heat. However, this was addressed by the Manager to our satisfaction so yes, I would recommend and would go back.

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R
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food at a reasonable price in an excellent location.

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PE
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Excellent food although the service was not great (slow and not very friendly) and the noise level was way too high. Overall, I'd recommend it.

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SP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here 5 times and yet again was great. Lovely staff. Went for bottomless lunch and glad was never empty Moe than 30 seconds

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TD
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food ! Tables are very close and tight, so there is no privacy at all, and the table next to us was very loud!

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