Restaurant on Sloane Square
There is a real buzz in Sloane Square before 7pm when theatre-goers enjoy a meal before they head over to the Royal Court. The Botanist is a great restaurant on Sloane Square with a Theatre Menu to cater for those seeking an early dinner (two courses for £19.50 and three for £24).
There is also a bar area which can get quite lively most evenings but is partitioned from the restaurant so you can still dine in comfort and peace.
The Botanist has an extensive wine selection including sparkling and champagne. The prices start from £25 and increase quite rapidly so choose wisely. Throughout our meal we enjoyed a stunning bottle of La Villaudiere Sancerre Rose (£47) that had enough body to complement our meal nicely without being overpowering. There are two cheaper rose wine offerings at £28 and £36.
Whilst we selected our food, we enjoyed some homemade bread with salted butter which was delicious.
We then opted for the Beef carpaccio with toasted hazelnuts, rocket and parmesan (£9) and the Seabass ceviche with grilled corn, passion fruit and plantain crisps (£12).
We loved the creaminess of the beef carpaccio and the hazelnuts and parmesan offered different textures. The ceviche had some really lovely fresh lemony notes and we loved the crunch of the plantain crisps.
For mains we had the Pork Tenderloin with black pudding croquette, crispy belly, wilted spinach and mustard mash potatoes (£23) and the Crab and Chilli Linguine (£19.50).
The pork was super tender, but the crispy belly was our favourite as it was so crunchy and mouthwatering. We loved the mustard mash too which was really soft and creamy with lots of flavour. The crab and chilli linguine was an extremely generous helping and the pasta was swimming in the chilli flavoured sauce and topped with parmesan shavings and cherry tomatoes.
We had a side of tenderstem broccoli with garlic and chilli (£4) with the pork. It was nicely al dente with hints of garlic and chilli without being overpowering
The Botanist has a lovely selection of desserts, sweet wines, digestifs and coffees and teas. We opted for the Chocolate tasting platter with oat crumble and milk ice cream (£6.50) and the Sticky toffee pudding with apricot vanilla ice cream (£6.50).
The chocolate platter is any chocolate lovers dream and is stunningly presented. There are so many enjoyable chocolatey bits to indulge in, including pieces of luxurious fudge! The sticky toffee pudding was soft and warm with a generous helping of toffee sauce. Just how we like it.
The Botanist restaurant on Sloane Square offers some delicious dishes in lovely surroundings. The service was friendly but not overbearing and our waiter was helpful in finding the right wine to pair our meals with and gave great recommendations for our main dishes.
East London Girl: The Botanist
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