The Botanist Broadgate Circle

4.1
247 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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SJ
London
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
22 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
2 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
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
101 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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m
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Conducted a business lunch, mid-week, and the service, ambience and food were all good. We didn't feel rushed and the servers, although attentive were not intrusive. I would certainly recommend.

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J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Good was really good and nice atmosphere - service always poor and rude at times.

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M
London
73 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall the venue was nice, the service was pleasant and the food was as expected. Point came down as I asked if the leftovers could be taken away. The waiter looked confused & stated they are a restaurant and do not offer take away(!?) I than said can I take the remaining food away so there is no waste? He said again we do not offer this(!). This caused me to feel rage as this is very Unethical and a big surprise coming from such a venue! So I asked "what happens to the unfinished food if that's the case?" "We throw it in the bin" "do you not think this is wrong with starvation I. This world & if I am to pay for our meal I should be able to finish it!?" The waiter said I don't see the problem!? I can get the remaining to be foiled but we don't generally offer this! This caused a BIG concern as in this day & age majority of ppl are aware of waste & especially food waste! I will not go there again based on that tbh. For those whom plan to go please make sure you order to what you CAN eat!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a business meeting. Food was seasonal, service impeccable, and the price was adequate for a business lunch.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and the food is lovely.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service and food was great. Couldn’t have had a better afternoon!

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here twice now and I love it
Great atmosphere
lovely food

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s
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

carefully prepared high quality specials as well as decent sized standard menu

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite brunches in London! Food is always amazing and they are very generous with the prosecco. My glass never reached below half full! Great location and value for money.

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FB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was really yummy, crab linguini was a highlight.
The bottomless brunch was very bottomless.
The lady maitre d was very unfriendly and a bit rude, spoiled it a bit really.
Rest of the staff were charming.
Since my last brunch visit they have obviously adjusted the service to get volumes of people through quickly ... felt a bit like we were in the ‘cheap seats’ and rushed through.... it’s a shame as whilst it’s good value you still want to feel special and not everyone is on a Hen or Stag day out.

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good bottomless brunch. Staff were attentive and provided prompt refills of our drinks. The food was fast to arrive although the portions a little small for the price.

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s
London
56 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

A long Friday lunch with friends - burgers and champagne. Service could have been slightly more attentive

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OT
London
35 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Extremely good value limitless brunch. The waiting staff were pleasant, friendly and attentive and kept us topped up for the whole 2 hours. I had macaroni cheese croquettes followed by devon crab linguine. Both dishes were really tasty, however the crab on the linguine had been added very sparingly! I was lunching with girlfriends for my birthday and when my dessert appeared it had a candle and birthday message with it - a lovely touch, thank you.
A small suggestion to the lady on the front desk - please smile!

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RH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Way too overpacked, noise level was awful and staff were so overwhelmed that they couldn't cope

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e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was excellent. A great place to eat

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