The Botanist Birmingham Review
You know when the interior of a restaurant blows you away just as much (or maybe even a teensy bit more, shhh!) as the food does? Yeah, that's exactly how I feel every single time I come to the Botanist. Since the very first day they opened I've loved every detail of their decor - the vintage bottles, the greenery, the eclectic mix of lightbulbs on their extravagant chandeliers. Even if you were to just go there to drink a bottle of your favourite crafts beer & listen to the live piano, it'd be well worth it. The food's bloody good too though.

My most recent visit was with Terri (read her version of our date here - maybe I should have read it before linking it, just imagine if she thought it was really crap and I'm here like - oh, I had the time of my life haha!). Every single time I've eaten there I stuck to the very same starter (you might even call it love) - Pan-fried garlic mushrooms with truffle butter & toast. They never disappoint - I mean, it's difficult to not love something that comes served on an actual gardening hand trowel!

Although I'm a huge fan of their Scampi & chips I went berserk and tried their Prawn & chicken gumbo with rice and peas. What is a gumbo, I hear you ask. (As I've found out long after stuffing it into my belleh) gumbo is a stew originally from Louisiana, USA. Its usual base is a very strong thick stock with some meat & shellfish thrown in plus a trio of vegetables - celery, bell peppers and onions. Which is exactly what this dish was - very hearty and absolutely perfect for this chilly late autumn weather we've been having.

Not that I wasn't completely full by then. I was. But when has a full stomach ever stopped anyone from eating a Baked chocolate chip cookie dough with salted caramel sauce & toffee ice cream? Well, not today. Definitely not today. I might be slightly dribbling just thinking about that dessert now. Aaaah.

Have you been to the Botanist yet? 

The Botanist Birmingham Review
The Botanist Birmingham Review
The Botanist Birmingham Review
The Botanist Birmingham Review
The Botanist Birmingham Review
The Botanist Birmingham Review
The Botanist Birmingham Review
The Botanist Birmingham Review
The Botanist Birmingham Review

💭 The delicious food was provided by the Botanist, delightful company by Terri Lowe, a hungry belly by me. 

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