Booking Terms & Conditions

Following the recent government guidelines, we have updated our bookings policy. Please read carefully before making a reservation.

Due to government guidelines, the current maximum auto-bookable table size is 6.

Groups of 6+ who are within the same household or social bubble can enquire using our online form.

Social distancing remains in effect. All guests inside must be seated at a table and must not mix with other groups.

General Booking Terms

Please note that we are cashless. We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay & Android Pay.

When reserving a table or area, you will be given a start and end time. If you wish to stay longer than your given time, please get in contact with us (subject to availability).

We work closely with artisanal, bespoke suppliers with a real passion for seasonal and sustainable, great British produce. Availability of certain dishes is subject to seasonal availability. Please check our menus page for the most up to date menu. If there is a certain dish you would like, please check with us for seasonal availability.

Please advise us on any allergies, dietary requirements or special requests in advance of your booking. Our allergens lists are available via our menus page or upon request.

Do I have to reserve a table?

Due to government guidelines, spaces are limited, and all parties inside must be seated. Therefore, to manage capacities, we strongly advise booking a table to secure your space.

What if we are running late?

We understand that plans so always go swimmingly. There is no need to get in contact, we will always be happy to hold your table for up to 20 minutes from your booking time (please note that this may be taken off your booking turn time). Unfortunately, after 20 minutes, we cannot guarantee your booking and may need to release your table.

Do you have any age restrictions? 

Please note that The Botanist Broadgate Circle now has a 21+ door policy. Please ensure that all parties in your group are over 21 and that anyone lucky to look under 25 is carrying a valid form of ID. We accept passports or valid UK driving licence.

Outdoor Terraces (where applicable)

Our terrace spaces are uncovered. In the event of adverse weather, we will always do our best to move your booking inside so you are comfortable, and we can usually offer this option. However, if we are full inside then we cannot do this, so to cater to your booking we will suggest a sister venue to move you to. A decision to move you if you do have an outdoor terrace booking is done on the day of your event to allow the poor weather to pass. All outdoor terrace bookings are for a mixture of seating and standing and won’t seat your whole party.

CANCELLATION & CHANGES POLICY

How do I make changes to my booking?

For most bookings, you can edit yourself via your confirmation email 48 hours before your booking. This includes changing the number of guests or the booking date and time. This will automatically check for availability and reschedule your booking. If you are unable to or are having difficulties amending your booking, please get in contact with us directly.

How do I Cancel?

Please let us know by phone or reply to your booking confirmation email at least 48 hours in advance. This will cancel your booking and you will not be charged. Any cancellations made within 48 hours are subject to a cancellation fee (the pre-authorisation amount our deposit is applicable).

What if we have made a deposit or have given a pre-authorisation?

If cancelled within 48 hours, your card will not be charged. For most bookings, unless otherwise stated, we can refund a deposit if your booking is cancelled within 48 hours (please check the policy in your booking confirmation). Where possible, we may be able to move your booking to another date (subject to availability). Please get in contact as soon as you can.

Pre-authorisations

To manage capacities, we reserve the right to pre-authorise your credit or debit card to secure your booking.

What is a pre-authorisation?

A pre-authorisation is a card check. This will check that the card belongs to the booking holder and that there are available funds at the time of booking. The amount may vary depending on the type of booking and the number of covers. This will always be shown to you beforehand. The pre-authorisation is not a charge and no funds are debited from your account.

When will my card be charged?

Normally, your card will not be charged. No money is taken from your card; therefore, the full amount of your bill will be paid at the end of your visit. We will only take payment in the event of a no show or if you cancel your booking within 48 hours of your reservation.

Why is the credit card pre-authorised?

Since lockdown, no-shows are unfortunately on the rise. The viability of our industry relies on guests honouring their reservations. Therefore, to manage capacities and ensure there is the most up to date availability for guests, we ask for a pre-authorisation.

Deposits

For some booking types, a deposit may be required. Before your booking enquiry is confirmed, details of the required deposit, as well as cancellation or amendment policy, will be sent to you.