The definition of a botanist is ‘an expert in or a student of the scientific study of plants’; you certainly see this at The Botanist in Marlow.
The decor at the back of the restaurant where we were seated, even in the winter, felt like a summer garden.
We immediately delved into the cocktail menu which is filled with a whole range of flavours. Whether you’re a rum drinker, a gin drinker or looking for something alcohol free, they’ve got you covered. We tasted the Tiki Thyme, Raspberry Disaronno Sour, Pink Gin Punch and the Passionfruit Colada and we can highly recommend them all!
The famous hanging kebabs, which are definitely a must, offer a vegan tofurkey sausage (which was surprisingly meaty) as well as crispy halloumi with garlic butter and meat options such as five spice duck with hoisin sauce, lamb kofta with harissa jam and salt and pepper pork with sweet chilli, lime and soy.
To our amazement, the pies are all available gluten free and we can confirm that the pastry was the best we have ever tasted. Make sure you’re hungry though because every main meal we had was a generous sized portion and trust us, you won’t be leaving any of it!
We are happy to share food at our table and for dessert we taste tested the vegan crumble, lemon tart, sticky toffee pudding (all available gluten free) and chocolate brownie hanging kebab. When we revisit it will be a struggle to choose what to eat again as everything was delicious and well worth squeezing into our full tummies!
The Botanist in Marlow offer private cocktail masterclasses, a botanical brunch and musical bingo, as well as live music on certain evenings which creates a buzzing atmosphere.