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The Botanist Christmas Menu 2015 - Newcastle

Something really exciting happened on Tuesday I went to The Botanist to try their Christmas menu.

Exciting because 1. I've never eaten at The Botanist. 2. It's my first Christmassy food related night out. 3. I was reunited with my blogging buddies!!

We were seated in the private dining room which was so cosy and offered Mulled wine or Apple cider.

Not being a massive fan of Mulled wine I thought I'd give the Apple cider ago. OMGe, I think I'm slightly addicted. It tasted amazing.

After meeting the lovely Alice and Paul who briefed us on what's coming to The Botanist over Christmas like Carlos by candle light? That is totally up my street. 

The Festive menu at The Botanist is something definitely to get excited about.  

Rost vine tomate soup, basil oil, balsamic and a crusty roll. A true winter warmer and the tastiest soup I have tried in a long time. 

Chicken liver pâté with radish and pickle veg, it tasted divine. 

Beetroot and roasted pepper salad, walnut dressing and pepper'd goats cheese crust. This is a combination that works perfectly. 

Before main course we had all pulled a cracker each. There's plenty to go around as The Botanist has stocked up on over 6000 crackers. 

Plenty of choice for your festive main course. 

Sirloin steak with baby spinach and a forestiere. Cooked to your liking.

You can't really have a Christmas menu without Turkey can you? Which comes with all the trimmings and it was perfection. 

Pumpkin ravioli with crispy shallots and sage. Everyone on the table agreed this dish was amazing. 

Roast fillet of salmon with rushed mint peas and hollandaise sauce. 

I really couldn't tell you what my favourite dish was because I honestly loved them all. 

All main courses are served with seasonal vegetables and roasties. 

I washed down with a cocktail. The Botanists are pretty well known for their amazing cocktail menu. I needed help picking one so after a recommendation from our waitress I went for the Passion fruit and basil crush. Which was a good choice. 

We had a little break before pudding chatting about our Christmas plans. To be honest I can't wait for the big day. I love all the build up December brings too. 

So what's on for pudding? 

The most delicious Christmas pudding.

Another equally delicious orange and bitter chocolate truffle torte with mint sugar. 

And finally sliced apple and almond tart with caramel ice cream. Which I know is my Dad's absolute favourite. 

So if you have a date coming up, a special Christmas night out or even just a get together with the family I can honestly say The Botanist has the most wonderful menu for the most wonderful time of the year. 

For lunch the menu is £22.50 and dinner is £27.50. Which I think is amazing value for money. 

Don't forget the terrace at The Botanist now has been turned into a winter wonderland. I can't wait to go with my family for a festive night out. 

The Botanist Festive Menu 

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