The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Knutsford

41A King St, Knutsford
01565 750459

Recent Reviews

Pragya B

We had a fantastic Sunday roast and overall experience at The Botanist! The building is gorgeous and the decor is stunning, particularly the bar and the beautiful lighting fixture in the center of the room. We had the sweet chilli fries, the mushroom Wellington and the roast chicken (with pork stuffing), all of which were delicious. Also, the staff couldn't have been more warm and friendly. There is also a live singer on a piano, who is brilliant and created the perfect ambience for a Sunday afternoon. Knutsford has many lovely restaurants/bars but this is surely one of the best, very highly recommend.


Wonderful restaurant, georgeous cosy interior; one of our favourites when we visit Knutsford. Fabulous food and great staff!

Stefnie Bunney

Fast service lovely food definitely recommend a visit .


We went for dinner on Christmas Eve. The food is lovely. Service was friendly and not overbearing. The atmosphere was great, there was a singer but the sound wasn’t so loud that you couldn’t hold a conversation. All in all a pleasant evening. We would definately go back.


Incredibly disappointed in our experience over the weekend. The chicken was pink and when staff were informed they just shrugged their shoulders and said it’s how it should be. It was really appalling there was no attempt to provide an alternative, offer a refund or even apologise. I don’t expect to pay for a meal that isn’t edible. Don’t waste your money go somewhere Else!


The service could have been a little quicker when taking our orders, however the food was fantastic. I had the Lamb roast dinner and everything was cooked perfectly. I would highly recommend here if you want a Sunday roast dinner.


Not a great dining experience on this occasion. We’d all ordered the so called famous kebabs, they were just ok, nothing special and all came with over cooked chips. Not all drinks available either.

Tezza Sutcliffe

A lovely pub with lovely staff. I quite liked the industrial theme too. Staff where very polite and made us feel very welcome. The live music was a very nice addition, which created a very warm and buzzing atmosphere.


Food very average, we had the sharing kebab and if anything it was overcooked. The but that really let the place down was the service, just so slow on everything. We were sat upstairs, the waiter was lovely, very polite but he just had too many table to service. Asked for service charge to be removed as I had to even ask for the bill 3 times. Put us off going again other than just for a drink when you can go to the bar yourself.

Hannah Bleby

We had a wonderful visit to the Botanist and will definitely be returning. We were in Knutsford to take our Beagle, Copper, to Tatton Park and was looking for somewhere dog friendly to get some lunch after. We'd been to a different restaurant on the high street before but on Sundays they had very limited menus whereas The Botanist had a main menu running alongside their Sunday Lunch menu which gave a lot of choice and was a big plus for us. On arrival the staff were fabulous with our dog, giving him fusses and treats and we were really accommodating putting us out of the way. The drinks menu is really extensive, even the alcohol free selection which was a bonus. We had a Sunday roast and a hanging kebab and can recommend both, Copper also enjoyed the veggies!Highly recommended, for dog owners and non- dog owners alike

Stephanie McKenna

What a great team!!!!!!! the most attentive staff for a big (40+ attendees) dinner.We've never been looked after so well.The food was amazing too and all guests enjoyed their evening. Thank you team Botanist Knutsford, we will be back :-)

Patric D

The Botanist is nicely laid out and welcoming and the staff are great too. The problem was that although the food was perfectly good, it seemed rather expensive for what it was. I'm sure you can find better for less even in "WaG-ish" Knutsford


Slow service, rude staff. Waited 20 mins for a cocktail, the rest of the table had received theirs. Mine sat on the bar for 5 mins but when I approached the bar to collect (as god knows how long it would take to deliver), I was told it had to be brought to me. Then ensued confusion between the staff with whose drink it was. Ridiculous. Won’t be back.


We went on a rainy Friday evening in November at 5 pm. It wasn't particularly busy. After a while, someone came to take our drinks orders. The drinks seemed to take ages to actually arrive and the food took a while too. I bought the vegetarian platter. It's advertised as a meal for one or a sharing starter for two. I was pleasantly surprised. It had vegetarian meatballs in a marinara sauce that were really good, giant couscous that I thought was lacking in flavour, Bang-bang cauliflower that was quite spicy, humous which was good and the star; their delicious onion Bhajis. I bought a side order of chunky chips. They seemed a bit bland. They also have "perfectly seasoned chips" on the menu. These must be their "unseasoned" chips. My wife and I thought the main menu didn't have a great deal of choice, we asked for the dessert menu but didn't fancy anything. No dishes with custard, no cheesecake and few options if you don't fancy desserts with chocolate or caramel. The food was good, the service could have been better. We were upstairs, but the staff didn't come up to see if we wanted more drinks until they had something to bring. One of our party ordered another drink with the dessert he bought. It never came as the server clearly forgot to do it. It wasn't on the bill. I really dislike restaurants that presume to add a 10% device charge to your bill. Service is included and a tip is voluntary. Still, on a bill of £120 (four 4 people), if they only want 10%, that's fine with me. If they had left it blank, they'd have got a few quid more. I went downstairs to pay as the card machine upstairs wouldn't work. I found the serving staff all at the bar chatting. It's not my job to tell restaurants how to run their business, but appointing a manager who could encourage them to venture upstairs from time to time might be helpful.


My friend and I went for a roast dinner last Sunday. It was absolutely delicious with the additional side plates as well. Highly recommend

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The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Knutsford

41A King St, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6DW
01565 750459