Today’s entry is about The Botanist in Kew.
Just next to Kew Green, very close to Kew gardens, there is a pub that brews their own beer. A selections of Ales, Stouts and seasonal offerings.
And if you do go there, don’t miss them!
Friendly atmosphere, with pub area and a small dining room.
Some pub food is also available, including the beef burger which I will talk about.
Meals are expensive. With the beef burger being 11.50GBP. That means a meal (Burger+beer) will set you back some 15 quid, with no problems whatsoever.
Bacon cheese burger.
The baps have no sesame, but are very regular. They come slightly toasted.
The bacon is unlike normal bacon from cheeseburgers. It’s more like a British twist on the BCB, as the bacon is the same as the one on a English Breakfast. A slab of fried pork bacon without any crunch. Tasty, though.
Cheese is a regular cheddar. Nothing much to say about it.
Tasting the patty shows that it is a very heavy and well-seasoned meat. High density of beef on a thick burger patty, providing some weight to ensemble cast. Slightly spicy and very tasty.
One of the complaints I normally have, is that the meat has a lot of air within. Even though it seems to be a fulfilling meal, it stops being satisfying after a short while (MacDonald’s, I’m looking at you). Not the case here. Each bite fills the mouth with flavour (and meat). And since it is quite a heavy burger, it is a decent meal.
Comes with some of the best fries out there, in my opinion (oh yes…). Crispy with skin-on. Slightly salted and very well fried.
Not sure about the onions and coleslaw. The latter tastes as if there was soap in it.
Area to improve, I suppose.
Friendly staff. Improved from the last year I have been living in the area,
One of my favourite drinks to have, and on of the reason why I got this blog up, is beer. And there is a good choice of micros.
I had a Skunk IPA (I think) and a Nemophilia.
The Skunk IPA is a reddish, slightly sour on the way in, but develops a nutty overtone and finishes sweet.
However the Nemophilia is a creamy, creamy stout. Very coffee and very appealing.
I will keep coming to this pub.
Food – 4/5
Choice of drinks – 4/5
Service – 4/5
Location – 4/5