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 hlr22 on 23 Apr 2019

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Service was smooth and professional yet pleasant and friendly throughout. Food was tasty.

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by Paul and Carole on 23 Apr 2019

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For what was a gift of a day at Kew, with afternoon tea, the tea element was a very pleasant experience to round off what was a really nice day overall

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by DCheshire on 21 Apr 2019

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Sorry to say... but the special occasion was tarnished by the disappointing afternoon tea at Botanical. For £32 each I would have expected better than service station sandwiches... ok the crust were cut off but some of the bread was stale. The scones were just about ok, but formulâ hotel jam pots. Place is more like a cafe than a place that is supposed to specialise in afternoon tea. Service was average and certainly not worth £32 each. Kew Gardens are fabulous.... people save some money. Buy a good bottle of bubbles and take a picnic!

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by Paul Defeo on 21 Apr 2019

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Sandwiches were served cold and had little taste, would have been better at room temperature. Scone was good but no choice of plain or fruit. Small cakes were enjoyable but predictable. This tea was a gift and was very much appreciated but was not value for money on the day. As the afternoon was on a Red Letter deal we felt that we were ignored, it was busy as Easter Weekend but we’re not asked once if we wanted more drinks etc. At a cost of £32.00 each was overpriced fir what you received. We were in and out in 50 minutes, very disappointed with the whole experience, would not recommend as better places to have afternoon tea.

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by MC on 21 Apr 2019

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2 adults and 2 children for a birthday lunch. Service was fine and setting was lovely. Children's food (chicken/peas/sweetcorn/chips) was disappointing. Cooked OK but really just plonked on the plate. No sense of any effort. Adult risotto was OK. Roast beef also just OK and again not presented with much flair. Puddings were nice. Overall disappointing for a lunch at over £100.