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The Botanist

67 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW, England
+44 113 205 3240
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“kebab” (84 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
67 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been twice in the last month to The Botanist. Once with friends, once just with my husband. I booked both times. It has a great vibe, live music, good cocktails and friendly service. The food is original but average in quality. It feels a...More

Thank Angharad L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent and smiley service from all the staff, it makes a nice change to see people in the hospitality trade enjoying their jobs! Lovely kebab and cookie dough to die for, I will be back.

Thank Derbyshirematt
Botanist L, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Derbyshirematt, It's fantastic to hear you had a wonderful time and that Sam delivered such wonderful service! We're looking forward to your return! Best Wishes, The Botanist Team :)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cocktails were delicious and stunning in the plant pots. The pork crackling nibble was the most delicious thing ever. Lovely warm comfort food and gorgeous sole sauce. I'm craving it again this very minute x

Thank Louisepj
Botanist L, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Louisepj, Thank you for your fabulous review, it is great to hear you had a fantastic time and that you are loving our new style of cocktail! We hope to see you again very soon. Best Wishes The Botanist Team :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say I was a little disappointed with my meal, I opted for the Belly Pork kebab and it was overcooked. The rest of the food was alright but i think I would stick to just visiting the place for a drink as...More

Thank Henry B
Botanist L, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Henry B, Thank you for your feedback, we're sorry to hear you found your pork kebab overcooked. We will make sure that your feedback is passed on to our kitchen team. It's great to hear you still enjoyed your service and drinks though. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a birthday meal for the other half and can say I was surprised you the whole place. Our waitress was so bubbly and it was more like speaking to a friend. She showed us the menu and helped with drinks choices. Wish I...More

Thank Nicole2701
Botanist L, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nicole2701, Thank you for the fabulous five star review! It's great to hear you had such a wonderful time and that our fantastic customer service made your experience so enjoyable. We hope to see you again very soon! Best Wishes The Botanist Team :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take advantage of the good weather, while it lasted, and sat outside to eat. It is a lovely seating area, tucked out of the way. The service was excellent and the staff really friendly. The food was very tasty. We had a...More

Thank Julia C
Botanist L, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Julia C, Thank you for your wonderful review. It's great to hear you had a fabulous time and enjoyed the food you ordered! We hope you visit again very soon. Best Wishes The Botanist Team :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Leeds for the weekend with my Dad, brother and boyfriend and wanted somewhere different from a mainstream chain restaurant to eat out at. The weather was pretty nice so we sat outside (which was good as they had no tables available inside)....More

Thank Hannah C
Botanist L, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Hannah C, Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear you had a great time! Apologies if you found our kebab portions on the smaller side, we will make sure your feedback is passed on. We hope to see you again soon. Best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Saturday evening and the place was very busy - excellent atmosphere! We had a couple of sharing platters ( so just nibbles we could pick at) and a few drinks. The cocktails were really good and quite reasonably priced. The food...More

Thank 261esmith
Botanist L, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 261esmith, Thank you for the fabulous review, it's great to hear you had an excellent time! We look forward to your next visit. Best Wishes The Botanist Team :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for 16 people on bank holiday Sunday, when we arrived the table wasn't quite ready but this didn't bother us. The staff looked after us well and our food came out all together. Everyone enjoyed their meals especially the kebabs. We got...More

Thank Jessica Y
BotanistYork, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jessica, Thanks for your recent visit and review, we hope you had a lovely time, especially the birthday girl! Which kebabs did you go for? Our favourite at the minute is the pork belly! We hope to see you again soon Many thanks, All...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and service. Staff very helpful when choosing a drink from their books that are on each table.

Thank shirleyrudd
Botanist L, Manager at The Botanist, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi shirleyrudd, Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear you had a fabulous time and that we could assist you so well. Best Wishes The Botanist Team :)

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Theadeluca
How old do you have to be to eat in?
3 June 2017|
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Response from BotanistYork | Property representative |
Hi Theadeluca, Thanks for your enquiry. We are a family restaurant and have a great kids menu. We welcome children of all ages in the restaurant area :-) Hope this helps!
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susan t
do you do gluten free food please
12 April 2017|
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Response from Sellbuyd8 | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest contacting the restaurant directly
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JOEY198526
Is there a child's menu at the Botanist Leeds?
19 February 2017|
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Response from Botanist L | Property representative |
Hi Joey, We have a kids menu available every day of the year & we donate money from each kids meal to Forget Me Nots Children's Hospice in Leeds
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 205 3240
  • E-mail
Description
The Botanist offers a well-stocked cellar of cask-conditioned ales, more than 40 bottled beers and ciders from around the world, a selection of finest champagnes and an intriguing cocktail menu. Food at The Botanist comes in the form of a deli-style menu with rotisserie and barbecue. Owned and operated by the New World Trading Company, The Botanist is a concept unlike anything else!
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