The Botanist: A Perfect Sunday Lunch

A few weeks ago, I look a little trip "up north" for one of my best friends hen (bachelorette) parties in Leeds. 

Previously, I have visited Leeds for festivals and big events, like New Years Eve; but I have never spent a full weekend in the city. Overall, it was pretty darn good! But what put the cherry on top of the cake was our final meal at the beautiful Botanist

Location and Environment 

Located at 67 Boar Lane in Leeds, the Botanist is restaurant that serves homely, fresh foods for a great price. When walking into the building you are greater by beautiful metal sculptures and the smell of a cooked chicken from a rotisserie, where you can get a take away food.

Walking in to the restaurant you would think it was a cultivated plant lovers paradise. Plant pots and glass bottles hang from the ceilings as lamp shades, whilst garden tools make for the wall decorations as they as hung on a rustic green wooden background. 

Food and Drink

When the waitress arrived with our menus and to take our drinks order, we became even more giddy at the idea of a traditional Sunday roast being on the menu. Having smelt the chicken on the rotisserie outside, we knew it was going to be good grub. 

From bangers and mash to home made pies, the menu at the Botanist does not disappoint; especially, if you're looking for wholesome home comfort style food. We opted for the (huge) Sunday lunch with a chicken liver pâté and battered onion rings to start. (Note: the starter was shared)

Trust me, we were not disappointed. The attention to detail in how they present their food is amazing; for instance, serving their pate in a plant pot with a little flower on top really with a wheelbarrow of chutney - it just adds to your "Botanist" experience.

Also, I have never tasted anything like the topping they put on the pate. It was incredible. The roast dinner and the chicken were also cooked to perfection.

Overall Thoughts and Cost

By the time that we were offered dessert, it was completely out of the question...we were too full up to eat anything else. Overall, the bill came to around £26 each for starter (sharing), a roast dinner with all the trimmings and two soft drinks. If you're looking a place the serves up traditional British food then this is your place and I would definitely be returning on my next trip to Leeds.
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