The Botanist Sloane Square

Modern European·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of The Botanist Sloane Square

Bronze Award

Tom and Ed Martin’s Botanist has been rocking Sloane Square since 2008, so its recent Russell Sage refurb seems rather timely – note the vibrant paintings of parrots and elephants that now provide a backdrop to the restaurant’s leather banquettes and snug upholstered booths. The adjoining art-deco bar buzzes throughout the day, while adjustable glass screens shield diners from the lively after-work crowd. A versatile all-day menu kicks off with breakfast (perhaps a full English or ricotta pancakes with bacon and berries), ahead of an international line-up spanning everything from tuna tartare with avocado, radish and macadamia nuts or succulent scallops partnered by crisp Serrano ham and burnt cauliflower purée to veal schnitzel, chicken with wild mushrooms and polenta, spinach tortellini and fish dishes such as cod with chorizo and bean stew. There are also steaks and a Longhorn burger from the grill, while imaginative salads keep the veggies happy. With pre-theatre suppers, weekend brunch, a sensible wine list and exceptionally friendly staff, The Botanist is in fine form for its tenth anniversary in spring 2018. 

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Modern European
Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Brunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Perfect for
Food Hygiene Rating


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7 Sloane Square, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8EE

020 7730 0077 020 7730 0077


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 8am-11.30pm (Sat-Sun 9am- )


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26 Reviews 

John C

18 February 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 1.5

Michael H

12 June 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5

Daniel E

22 April 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 1
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 2.5

Vincent H

21 May 2018  
Food & Drink 1
Service 1
Atmosphere 1
Value 1
On the wrong way..
Not happy about the service at all. The Botanist's reputation is sinking. Years ago it used to be the pearl of Sloane it's the place where you DON'T want to be. Locals and regulars are usually the ones who bring the good vibe (as well as the money) but we are not treated as such so we prefer go elsewhere now.

Frank C

06 February 2018  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5
Keeping Up with a Glamourous Neighbour
The Botanist is as close to its competitor Colbert as it can be without becoming a tube station. Colbert buzzes indefatigably morning, noon and night. I like Colbert, and very much too as my increasingly dated review shows. But I also like The Botanist as it is in keeping with one's more restful moods. The Botanist does not buzz. It hums. It is pleasantly full without ever feeling crowded and noisy. The food is very good indeed if in a dependable kind of way. It could do with a more differentiated menu, perhaps with odd Los Angeles-type ingredients like fennel pollen and such. In short, I would like it to live up to its name with odd green things in it. That would also set it apart. The wiener schnitzel pales somewhat by comparison with its neighbour's - it is ever so slightly soggy - but the sea bass in sauce gribiche is nothing short of outstanding. As with the hum so is the service. I have reviewed Colbert separately and written of its tendency for service to verge on the hysterical. No such handicap for The Botanist. Service is impeccable, quick and attentive but relaxed, even if the restaurant is full. If you are lucky to get Victor you will receive all of those traits and more. Victor is a wiener Holstein of a waiter as you get a great sense of humour on top. In short, Sloanes and everyone else, go to The Botanist. It has every right to stand proudly next to Colbert and, unlike Colbert, you needn't book your retirement lunch when you are only twenty one.

Heidi W

10 June 2014  
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
I go here very regularly! Always a great buzz, food is good, drinks are good, staff are friendly and you will always meet cool people here.

Marcia F

21 May 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
traditional sunday lunch
The two of us both chose the roast beef. It was excellent. I particularly liked the selection and amount of vegetables which are so skimpy in many restaurants. Despite my misgivings I also enjoyed the lavender ice cream with the cheesecake. The staff were attentive but patient when we kept failing to address ourselves to the menu. This was much appreciated as the two of us hadn't seen each other for at least two years and had a lot of catching up to do! The restaurant had a good buzz but not so we couldn't hear ourselves talk – another bonus. Will definitely go back.

Amiete G

29 November 2012  
Food & Drink 4
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3.5
Good food and good ambiance, Slow service which could be improved upon.

Fiona S

29 April 2012  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 2
Value 0.5
Poor quality meat wasbadly cooked – it was tough and unappetising. I had to leave it. Really poor value for money and quality. Staff have no awareness of different types of coffee and lacked training. Couldn't wait to leave and have no intentions of going back

Wins N

12 November 2011  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 3
Hungry after having been to an inspiring play at the Royal Court Theatre on the Sloane Square, the Botanist on the corner seemed like a good idea for dinner before we were to retire for the evening. As you enter, there is a chic drinks bar and restaurant, each with its own specific areas and both buzzing with activity I must say on this Friday evening. Though we did not have reservations, we were courteously shown to our table for 2 and quickly settled into making orders and enjoying the slick ambience of this restaurant. We just had a single course each this evening, and for my friend it was a dressed crab in main course portion, whilst I chose to try the confit de canard. We shared sides of broccoli which were tastefully done in a white cream sauce. Food was good to adequate, whilst the service was helpful and polite without being too intrusive. We spoke of course about the play and replayed some of the dynamics of how it took such real excerpts from our modern day life, and how it was really rather realistic and thus foreboding. The Botanist certainly scores not only for location but also its buzz, and though food was probably more adequate to good, we would certainly not be weary to turn up again after any other activities we might have finished with on the Sloane Square in future.
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