About The Botany
Set lunch menu had good choices. Service good. Relaxed atmosphere with mixed clientele. Recommend the flat white.
Not great tea
Wished they used nicer brand of tea!
Stylish casual dining in the West End
Close to the Forth & Clyde Canal, The Botany Bar & Restaurant has been relaunched from its previous incarnation, The Strathmore. The former 19th century working man’s pub now includes a graceful glasshouse dining conservatory with an outside terrace. Inside the bar area, the original brickwork is still intact with feature tiling and filament bulbs adding a retro-chic charm. The beautiful garden and surrounding parkland is so peaceful that you will soon forget that you are beside bustling Maryhill Road. The restaurant’s name is inspired by the nearby Botanical Gardens, which helped to establish the kitchen team’s vision of bringing a fresh, ingredient-driven menu to the Maryhill food scene.
A creative take on Scottish and European favourites
Menus at The Botany can best be described as classic Scottish and international cuisine with a cheffy edge.
Dishes can change seasonally, but starters might include the pressed duck with prune & sloe gin terrine, the haggis bon bons in a whisky & peppercorn sauce and the sweetcorn fritters coated in a secret chilli blend.
For mains, expect dishes such as the pan-roasted chicken breast with barbecue and tarragon glaze, the crab linguine tossed in a chilli & citrus oil and the Botany Burger with Scottish beef, mature cheddar and skinny fries. Vegetarians can savour the penne pasta with asparagus, mushrooms and spinach in a white wine cream sauce.
The dessert menu offers creative twists on much-loved classics, such as the sticky toffee pudding with caramelised bananas and honeycomb ice cream or the peach panna cotta with basil & strawberry jam and crushed meringues.
Maryhill transport links and attractions
The Botany is on Maryhill Road, beside Ruchill Park. There are various bus links nearby and Great Western Road is around a 15-minute walk away.