I first saw The Botanist tagged in a friends post on Facebook and had a look at their website. There are a few restaurants scattered around the country and they offer food inspired by the deli, rotisserie and BBQ. As my husband has been in gardening leave, we decided to take advantage and to visit the Marlow restaurant one lunch when the boys were at school.
For starter we decided to share a scotch egg and baked Camembert with smoked bacon and crispy onion crust. Both were delicious and presented beautifully.
For main, I opted for the crispy salt and pepper beef with soy beans and sweet chilli dressing. It tasted amazing with just enough heat. (However, there were a couple of sultanas that I had to pick out as I just can't stand them.) That aside it was a lovely salad and not something I would have made for myself at home.
My husband opted for the chicken and chorizo pie. It came with a choice of fries, mash or sweet potato fries. Along side it was some mushy peas and gravy. Again it is not a combination I would have really thought of making, but my husband will now be challenging me to recreate it!
I noticed that there were watering cans filled with coloured pencils and colouring sheets if you did take children with you. I'm pretty sure that my boys would have liked the Brunch menu.
We really enjoyed our meal and would happily return. Have you tried any of The Botanist restaurants?