The Botanist, Birmingham

The Botanist is a great addition to Temple Street in the centre of Birmingham. The interior is rustic chic, meets botanical gardens, and could easily lend itself as a setting for a curious H.G. Wells Novel.

Part of a small family of bars, from Manchester to Marlow, The Botanist Birmingham is a concept like no other, offering an original and tasty selection of botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales, Champagne and wine. There’s a fab food menu inspired by the deli, rotisserie and BBQ.

For those who want to explore the drinks menu in more depth there are Cocktail masterclasses and Craft Ale masterclasses which are hosted by knowledgeable and passionate staff.

It’s not all food and drink here though, guests can enjoy live music every night, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul (with a little bit of blues for good measure). The musicians are always of a high standard and play from 7:30pm to 9:45 Monday – Wednesday, 9pm until late Thursday – Friday,  2pm to 4:45pm and again 9pm until late Saturday. Enjoy lazy, laid back sessions on a Sunday afternoon too from 2:45pm to 4:45pm


Starters range from Cumberland and pork chipolatas with honey grain mustard to pork crackling with chili, spring onion and sweet apple sauce or Spiced parsnip soup. There’s a diverse deli board with favourites like scotch eggs and piccalilli to Shorrock’s 2 year aged Lancashire cheese.

Mains include the delicious Home Comforts Steak and Stout pie with gravy and chips, to the vegetarian cauliflower cheese pie. The Barbeque offers succulent meats cooked to order served with seasoned chips. Diners can try variations on the traditional burger, with bacon or blue cheese and of course there are steaks aplenty with a choice of kebabs too.

Chicken from the Rotisserie comes half or whole chicken with Caeasar salads, Greek salads, and desserts such as warm chocolate fudge cake, sticky toffee pudding and strawberry and marshmallow kebab with Sailor Jerry chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.

Sunday Roast is available all day until they run out. View the full Food Menu.


The Botanist specialises in some fantastic cockails. The range varies from Long (think Blueberry and Apple Cooler, Watermelon and Sage Sling), Short (from Sugar Snapple Sour to Rose Mai Tai), Sharers (imagine Rose Garden Punch Bowl or Apple and Vanilla Watering Can), Martinis, Gins and Tonics. They even have a combined Brewer and Botanist selection which combines both craft ale and cocktail.

There are of course plenty of fine wines by glass or bottle, tonics and a superb range of real ales which change regularly, both local and international, as far afield as America and Japan. These are served either on tap or in bottle. View the full Drinks menu.

New Beers on Menu at The Botanist by Kieran Hartley

The Botanist Review by Amy Stutz