Earlier this week we were invited along to The Botanist in Sheffield to try out their new summer menu. Despite hearing lots of great things about it, we had never been before so we were really excited to try it out for ourselves.
The Botanist is located in Leopold Square in the city centre but there are now 12 other locations across the UK, so if you aren’t local to Sheffield then you can check out where your closest Botanist is here.
It started with a seed, an idea to create a secret garden of food and drink. A place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Some arrive for the live music, some for the conversation; but here at The Botanist, all can enjoy a wondrous occasion…
As you enter The Botanist you’ll find a bar downstairs and then up a few flights of stairs is the restaurant area, also known as the Butterfly Emporium. As soon as we walked in we were struck by how beautiful the decor is. As the name suggest there is a plant/floral/secret garden theme going on, it’s unlike any other bar or restaurant I’ve been in before.
Once we had been seated, the first thing we did was of course browse the cocktail menu! There are so many to choose from and they all sound delicious so it was definitely hard to make a decision. We ended up having a few cocktails each over the course of the evening and my personal favourite was the Lavender Aviation. If you like Parma Violets then you will love this, as it tastes exactly the same!
For starters we had the salt and pepper onion petals, homemade scotch egg and the creamy truffle mushrooms. We were impressed with all of our starters but in particular the homemade scotch egg which was really tasty!
For main I had the flat iron steak sandwich, I’m a total sucker for a steak sandwich and it definitely didn’t disappoint. James opted for one of The Botanist’s famous hanging kebabs, which are pretty impressive!
When it came to dessert we were both stuffed after all that food but really wanted to give something a try. Our lovely server recommended the cookie dough, so we went for one to share between us and it was SO good.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Botanist and already can’t wait to go back again. I am in love with quirky decor, the cocktails and of course the food. Not only that but the service was great and the prices very reasonable.
To see the full menus and prices click here.
Thanks for reading.
*We were kindly invited to The Botanist for a complimentary meal, however all opinions are my own*