The Botanist are proud to introduce some new summer additions to their food and drink menus and invited me along to try them, as part of an intimate bloggers gathering. We were shown to our table and treated to some new cocktails and a delicious array of food for our tasting pleasure.
While we waited for our party to arrive we had a look through the new menus including the Anthology of Ales which was so aesthetically pleasing and ornate that it was hard to remember it was a beer list; definitely one for the beer enthusiasts, an extensive offering of beers from near and far.
We sampled four new summer-ready cocktails, each as fresh and fragrant as the one before. I enjoyed my Watermelon and Sage Sling, which was a little too easy to drink, and would be perfect for someone wanting a cocktail without too much of a punch. The Botanist Pornstar, with Prosecco Chaser was fruity with a good kick and the Apricot and Ginger Sling was spicy and sweet, but for me, the Passionfruit and Basil Crush really hit the spot.
We tried a selection of food from the Starter and Nibbles section, all of which were great to share. The highlights for me were the Goats Cheese and Tomato Quiche (sooo tasty, light and crispy), the Baked Camembert (always a winner in my cheese-loving eyes), the Salt and Pepper Onion Petals (light, crispy deep fried onion segments with a cool dip) and the cute little Sardines in a Tin (served warm with bread and hot sauce).
The Botanist offer live music evey night and to top it off we enjoyed an acoustic set from Hattie Murdoch, which was absolutely fantastic. She performed mostly acoustic covers, with a flawless voice and unique twists, which made for thoroughly enjoyable listening. I will definitely be planning my next visit for when she is in session!
Why not pop in to the Botanist and try for yourself. There is (supposedly) good weather on the way so make the most of the terrace and the summer additions to an already fantastic cocktail menu!