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The beautiful botanic themed bar at the end of the alley
This botanic themed bar is tucked down a little alleyway in Newlands
Tucked behind an old wooden door at the end of a long, narrow alley in Newlands is Botany Bar. It’s a sleek and intimate boutique cocktail lounge that serves a variety of drinks, craft gins, bespoke whiskey, bubbly and tapas. Also, it has a small courtyard, lit with fairy lights, connecting it to its sister restaurants, Santorini and Pichana
There are gold and green details throughout the bar. Image: Botany Bar
CHILL IN A HIDDEN COURTYARD
The space is decorated in a rich, botanical theme that includes hanging plants that cascade down the walls. The cosy atmosphere is amplified by dark gray walls and chandeliers hanging from the wooden rafters.
The upstairs lounge offers a private and cosy space. Image: Botany Bar
Have a drink near the fireplace that’ll keep you toasty, or get comfortable on the couches downstairs or in the secluded upstairs area overlooking the bar. For a more indoor-outdoor experience, there’s a hidden courtyard lit up with fairy lights.
Don’t miss out on the cocktail happy hour, from 4.30pm to 5.30 pm every day. Image: Botany Bar
DRINK COCKTAILS, FROM CLASSICS TO EXTRAVAGANT
The dark, modern aesthetic bar is a relaxed venue to enjoy a selection of bubbly, whisky, vodka, tequila, craft beer and wine. Mix and match 25 gin varieties with a cordial of your choice, or opt for signature cocktail blends like Strawberry & Pink Peppercorn (strawberry, mint, pink pepper moody) or keep it simple with a Country (sugar snap, ginger, chilli, mint). Each drink is as aesthetically pleasing as the bar itself.
Botany is refined yet relaxed, the perfect place to unwind with friends over cocktails. Image: Botany Bar
FANCY SOME CHAMPAGNE IN YOUR BUTTER?
The tapas menu offers a range of small plates, from classics such as Beef Tagliata (parmesan, rocket, semi-dried tomato) to the alcohol-infused Gin & Fennel Mussels with fresh gin cream, Turkish loaf and Prawns in champagne butter.
Botany also caters for any events (with no venue fee, and includes a DJ). You can pre-organise food from sister restaurants Santorini Café and Pichana Steakhouse.
The initimiate outside courtyard connects Botany with Santorini and Pichana Steakhouse. Image: Botany Bar
WHEN + WHERE TO GO
Botany is open: Tuesday to Thursday, 3pm – 11pm; Friday, 3pm – 12am; Saturday, 2pm – 12am
Find it: Newlands Quarter | Corner of Dean and Main Street | Newlands
Contact Botany on: 021 6853885 or 083 5470512, firstname.lastname@example.org, @botany_bar_newlands
By Sarah Jarvis
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