The Botanical

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Modern British
  • Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3AB
  • 0208 332 5155
  • £20 - £30 VISA MASTER CARD
Opening Hours
Brunch 10:00 – 11:45
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Afternoon Tea 14:30 - 16:30
Alfresco Dining
Alfresco Dining
Child Friendly
Child Friendly
Onsite Parking
Onsite Parking
Parties Welcome
Parties Welcome
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair Access
Private Dining
Private Dining

The Botanical overlooks the Palm House pond and brings a sophisticated luxury to a relaxed morning-to-afternoon dining restaurant in Kew Gardens. The Botanical has been designed to deliver a truly memorable experience, paired with inimitable service and unique dishes in vibrant surroundings, which portrays and extends the magic of the world renowned Kew Gardens. Offering Brunch, Lunch and Afternoon Tea, the menus feature modern British dishes and exciting twists of classic favourites. All ingredients used are responsibly sourced from local producers and menus change frequently based on seasonal produce. Breakfast is served between 10:00 - 11:45, followed by lunch from 12:00 - 14:30 and afternoon tea from 14:30 - 16:30.b Please note that bookings in The Botanical Restaurant in Kew Gardens does not include the entrance fee to Kew Gardens which should be obtained prior to or on the day at the gates. Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history. The collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the landscape and within glasshouses and nurseries.

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by Sabine on 18 Jun 2019

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Great food and view of the lake and glass house. Good service

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by Sidsel on 18 Jun 2019

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Had a lovely day celebrating my mum's birthday in Kew Gardens. She hasn't really done an afternoon tea before so I wanted to treat her. The place itself is stunning, some staff was very welcoming, but others looked like we were trying to fool them with our woucher. We were seated with a menu and it wasn't until the next waiter came that he knew the deal and took our menus and tea choices. After we received our afternoon tea, no one checked in with us again. Not even when they picked up the empty tray. The tea was a bit boring, sandwiches felt a bit dry like they had been waiting for us. Filling was really great though. Scones was fine but the cakes was not really what I would have expected from a place like this. Great view of the palm house, my mum loved it but having tried other afternoon teas I would have wished I had made an other choice unfortunately.

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by Michael Hoare on 18 Jun 2019

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Expensive for an Average afternoon Tea. Nice setting for a one-off experience. But not a must revisit venue for the same menu.

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by Em on 17 Jun 2019

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We had excellent staff attending our table. It was a wonderful atmosphere having the backdrop of the Palm House in front of us- a spectacular view. We had asked for a window seat but did not get one which was a shame. The food was beautifully presented but it was not high quality. It was average. Some of it looked shop bought and not home made or fresh. This was disappointing.

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by Angela on 17 Jun 2019

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It was OK. I felt disappointed by the choices for vegetarians, and ate a starter for my main course. The food I did have was good, but there wasn't much I could chose.