The Botanist, Marlow

Monday, 15 August 2016

The Botanist, Marlow

food at the botanist marlow

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.

The decor is quirky, with books being used as a ale list and containing the bill too.

ale list at the botonist

tables at the botanist Marlow

Whilst they pride themselves on a range of cocktails and ales, we opted for lemonade. 

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.

baked Camembert with smoked bacon and crispy onion crust.


scotch egg

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.

crispy salt and pepper beef with soy beans and sweet chilli dressing


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!

chicken and chorizo pie

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?

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