Feel Special, Taste Local



Botanica is a cosy restaurant located on the ground floor of one of the Victorian villas converted into an independent hotel.

The area of Clifton is famous for its hidden leafy squares and secret gardens. Drawing from its historical green surrounds, Botanica is devoted to bringing an ever-changing, seasonal menu of simply-cooked yet inspired dishes to the Bristol table.

We combine local produce with spices and flavours from around Europe. Our menu showcases organic vegetables, fruits, smartly raised and sourced meat and seafood too. It is vibrant and colourful, fresh and moreish.

We are open 6:00pm-9:00pm Monday to Saturday, also to non-residents! Until further notice, our restaurant will be closed on Saturday and Sunday nights. Please contact us on 0117 973 9058 or botanica@victoriasquarehotel.co.uk to reserve your table. If you feel the lure of a pizza night at home, we are offering pizzas to take away!



Celebrate the festive season with colleagues, friends and family.

Private dining rooms are also available.

21st November - 22nd December

2 course menu for £18.95 per person

3 course menu for £22.95


Spiced parsnip and chesnut soup (v)
Cod fischcakes, dressed leaves, sweet chilli sauce
Warm goat's cheese salad, dried tomatoes, black olives & rocket
Chicken liver & mushroom terrine, toasted bread, home-made chutney


Serrano ham-wrapped turkey, roasted potato, sprouts, chestnuts
Roast fillet of salmon, new potatoes, green beans, lemon & parsley cream sauce
Slow cooked beef bourguignon, mushroom, pancetta, mashed potato
Beetroot tart, roasted baby vegetables (v)



Classic Christmas pudding, brandy cream (v)
Vanilla ice-cream, drunken sherry soaked raisins (v)
Fruit salad, cucumber sorbet (v)
Mince pies with custard (v)


Choose 2 starred courses for £17.95 or 3 for £20.95


Soup of the day, crusty bread and butter (V) 5
Smoked mackerel pâté, Melba toast, horseradish crème fraîche 5.5
Breaded fried halloumi, mixed leaf salad and sweet chilli dip (V)* 4.5
Mushroom, pancetta and red wine risotto* 4.25


Orecchiette pasta with green herbs and cream sauce (V)* 12.75
Roasted hake fillet, new potatoes, green pepper and chorizo in saffron broth 15
Grilled pork loin steak, creamed potatoes, green beans and wild mushroom sauce* 16.75
Chicken supreme with chorizo cassolette with white beans, tomatoes and chorizo* 13.5
100% Beef burger in a brioche bun with iceberg lettuce, tomato and gherkins. Served with fries 12.5
Add-Ons:bacon / cheese / chorizo 1 each


Seasonal vegetables / Fries /  Roasted new potatoes /  1
Rocket with sun-dried tomatoes and black olives


Margherita - Fior Di Latte, basil 8.5
Roasted butternut squash, dried tomato, black olive, rocket 9.5
Goat's cheese, red onion, tomato, rocket 8.5
Salami, pancetta, mozzarella, basil, tomato 12.5


Banoffee pot - biscuit base topped with banana and Amaretto cream* 5.75
Churros with warm chocolate sauce* 5.25
Dark chocolate tart, blood orange sorbet 5.75
Fresh fruit salad with vanilla ice cream or sorbet* 5.25
Selection of ice creams or sorbet 4.5

GF - Gluten Free  DF - Dairy Free  V - Vegetarian  Ve - Vegan

Please advise your server of any allergies or dietary requirements.

Due to the nature of our kitchen we are unable to guarantee a gluten-free environment.


30 Victoria Square



Telephone: 0117 973 9058

E-mail: botanica@victoriasquarehotel.co.uk



At Victoria Square Hotel we endeavor to provide you with the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

Start your day with the breakfast favourite, delicious full English buffet, or choose from lighter alternatives such as fresh fruit, creamy yoghurt, and nutritious cereals. If you have a food allergy or any other dietary requirements, please advise us prior to your arrival so that we can make sure that they are catered for.