The Botanical Rooms

The Botanical Rooms , The Newt In Somerset, Bruton, Somerset, United Kingdom, BA7 7NG
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Lunch 12noon-2.30pm
Dinner 6.30pm-10pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
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About The Botanical Rooms

The Botanical Rooms incorporate the old oak panelled dining room and a glass covered courtyard to become a 75 seater restaurant which will focus on flame grilled food celebrating a menu of produce reared, grown and foraged across the estate.
The style of food will be Brit-"ish" with the overall feel being Fun-Dining, drawing inspiration from Georgian recipes and the estate.

Child under 13 are welcome to enjoy dinner in The Botanical Rooms, but must sit between 6:30pm & 7pm.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

A complete treasure of a place for a day visit or a weekend break. The food was inventive and delicious. Service excellent and in these worrying times, COVID safe measures were in place.

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Visited On Friday, 10 July 2020

Wonderful atmosphere

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Visited On Thursday, 19 March 2020

Had a really lovely meal, such lovely facility and space and quality in ever aspect. It was a shame that the atmosphere was a little compromised by us being one of only 4 tables in due to the Covid 19 shutdown. The staff where able to easily accommodate my wife's dairy intolerance and offered bespoke alternatives which were beautiful.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

We had an amazing lunch. Staff was very attentive and the food was fab. The atmosphere is just magic as the whole setting outside... we started with a garden tour before lunch and made it a real day out. Couldnt recommend it more.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

All staff friendly and helpful relaxing atmosphere throughourly enjoyable..😀

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Stunning setting, can’t wait to go back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Fabulous food and service was friendly yet professional

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Had a lovely dining experience, great food, excellent service and beautiful house.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Beautiful setting but lacking atmosphere. The food was hit and miss. Marinated mackerel was so strongly pickled it tasted mainly of vinegar. Hake was overcooked and the hogget was tough. The rhubarb and custard however was an absolute delight. Service is equally confused with far too many very charming yet inexperienced staff running around not achieving a great deal. I was expecting a more vibey, fun atmosphere on a Saturday night but after dinner the bar was empty and I think this is more to do with the lack of buzz generated by the hotel rather than the guests not wanting to hang out in the lounging areas.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

We loved the time we spent with you Sunday 8th March. It was a great family get together - and we will be back...

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

A thoroughly enjoyable evening, amazing service, great food and wine and in a wonderful setting. Our new favourite restaurant, we will be coming back again and again!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Food was incredible. Although not much choice there were fish and meat options for the fussy eaters in our group. Fresh produce from around the estate really made a difference. Service was sadly really disappointing. We were somewhat forgotten about after our mains and had to wait a lengthy time for dessert menus and to order coffees. This made the whole process rather slow and dinner ended up being upwards of 3 hours! Some waiting staff did not seem very well trained at all and were not attentive. We had wine left in the bucket and no-one thought to even pour before dessert and it was only when we mentioned that they offered it to us.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Wonderful birthday lunch with stunning garden visit.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Fantastic evening. Food was outstanding. Service was very welcoming and charming. We will definitely go back. I can not recommend it highly enough for a very special evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Sinc our last visit in November, the operation has become much slicker. Food is excellent and staff are juiung and very friendly. A most enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Excellent food. The staff were great especially Hayley who looked after us so well and Alex in the bar. In fact everyone was v good.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Great food and fantastic & friendly service from all staff . Looking forward to coming back.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

We had a wonderful time and the customer service was exemplary. A fantastic place to unwind. Thank you very much.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Can’t wait to come back again

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Visited On Monday, 24 February 2020

Very pleasant evening

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

What a treat! We had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch, the food, the service, the ambiance and the setting were all 5 star.

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Hi Kate! Thank you for your lovely review of The Botanical Rooms. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us at The Newt and hope to welcome you back again soon!

Responded On Thursday, 27 February 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

A very enjoyable lunch!

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Hi Steve, thank you for joining us for lunch at The Botanical Rooms. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to welcome you again soon!

Responded On Thursday, 27 February 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

A wonderful experience. Welcoming, unpretencious atmosphere. Food and drink did not disappoint. The only thing I would change is that the ambient table lighting was so minimal that you could barely see the delightful presentation of the food.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

We had a fantastic time dining in The Botanical Gardens. The atmosphere was perfect, the staff were attentive and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Very well looked after with an innovative menu in really lovely surroundings.

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