Taking its cue from Kew Gardens, this light, flowery bar-restaurant a short hop south of Kew Bridge offers the illusion that you’re drinking beer in a greenhouse.
There’s plenty of choice: Sagres, Greene King IPA and Erdinger Weiß, plus Symonds and Aspall Suffolk ciders. Anchor Steam Ale, Estrella and Duvel number among the bottled options.
Cocktails (available by glass or pitcher) include a Botanist of gin, passion fruit and sundry juices; the wine list is equally user-friendly.
Quality bar snacks are typified by the meze platter with Exeter Street Bakery focaccia.
Kids’ drawing kits encourage ice-cream pitstops after a trawl through Kew Gardens. The one flaw: brusque-almost-rude bar service on our most recent visit.
|Venue name:||Botanist on the Green||Contact:|
3-5 Kew Green
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-2am Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6-10pm Mon-Thur; noon-3pm, 6-9pm Fri; noon-9pm Sat, Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Kew Gardens tube/rail or bus 65, 391|
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