Cool cocktails, aromatic ales – and hearty food!
14-16 Temple Street Birmingham B2 5BG 0121 600 7430
Is it a cocktail bar with food, or a restaurant that serves great cocktails? Either way, The Botanist, located bang in the centre of Birmingham, close to New Street Station, serves great botanical cocktails and serves an intriguing and yummy menu inspired by barbecue and rotisserie restaurants. They also host live music every night and boast a deliberately eccentric spacious interior that is the perfect environment for enjoying their award-winning cocktails, which use fresh herbs, fruits and spirits, and include the fabulous eponymous signature cocktail which comprises a delicious mix of Green Mark vodka, Havana 3 rum, jasmine syrup, elderflower liqueur, red amaranth, lime juice and fresh mint leaves. For anyone who would like try their hand at making their own cocktail, The Botanist also hosts cocktail masterclasses with its expert mixologists from only £25 per person – perfect for groups of friends and team-building events. For those with earthier tastes, there is also a worldwide selection of craft beers and ales available, including The Botanist’s unique ale cocktails, and ale aficionados can brush up on their knowledge at ale-tasting masterclass from just £15 per person. As for food, well, you won't go hungry, with an eclectic menu that boasts a delicious section of pub classics alongside deli boards and The Botanist’s famous hanging kebabs served with properly seasoned fries – plus they serve a great value roast on Sundays. All in all a great place for a night out in the centre of Brum.
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Nibbles and starters from £2.95, main courses £9.95–£13.95, whole barbecued chicken £18.95, burgers £10.50, steaks from £11.75; Sunday Roasts £11.95 a head. Cocktail masterclasses from £25 a head; beer-testing form £15 a head.
- Live Music
- Real Ale
Open daily 10am–late, with food available from noon. Regular events including topical quizzes and requests nights on the third Thursday of each month.