The bottomless brunch at The Botanist really stands out as very different from the other bottomless brunches we have tried recently. It’s an unusual format – to make up your brunch you choose one dish from six different sections. I’ll go into more detail about that in a moment as I have lots of great food photos to share too.
The Botanist brunch can be a regular brunch or can be bumped up to being bottomless for an additional £15. We visited The Botanist in York, but the same menu is available at them all.
On a side note, the staff were lovely and friendly. If you are visiting the York bar, then keep an eye out for ‘Magic’ Mike (not that one). He was very welcoming and entertaining.
Right then – to the brunch:
The brunch alone is priced at £15, so the two together come in at a very reasonable £30. Drinks on the bottomless menu are – Spritz (Aperol, Raspberry, Blood Orange or Elderflower), Prosecco or their house pint, which was Madri. You can choose different drinks throughout your meal and don’t need to stick to the same drinks.
As always, the whole table needs to partake (up to 6 persons), and your unlimited drinks last for 90 minutes from ordering. My favourite was the Raspberry Spritz. It tasted like Turkish Delight in a drink! The Blood Orange was refreshing and a little on the bitter side (if you like tonic, you will like this one).
Ok, so onto the food – like I mentioned earlier, you choose a dish from each of six different sections.
EGGS & TOFU
Fried eggs | V
with chilli and chives
Baked shakshuka | V
with crème fraîche and flatbread
Scrambled tofu | VG
topped with toasted seeds
Cumberland sausage wheel
and maple streaky bacon
Smoked trout and salmon pâté
with dill, capers and flatbread
with roasted red onions and mustard
Warm croissant | V
with strawberry jam
Toasted seeded bread | VG
with strawberry jam
Jalapeño cornbread | V
baked with chipotle butter
FRUIT & GRAINS
Melon and pink grapefruit | VG
with organic coconut sugar
Passion fruit and coconut chia yoghurt pot | VG
Papaya and buckwheat granola | VG
with cherry yoghurt
Dark chocolate and peanut butter pot | VG
Nutella French toast| V
Carrot cake overnight oats | V
MINI JUICE BOOST
Red | VG
blueberry, pink grapefruit, apple, beetroot and black pepper
Orange | VG
lemon, orange, tumeric and ginger
Green | VG
matcha, apple, cucumber, mint and lime
The Botanist Bottomless Brunch
The Botanist in York is very pretty: