Botanist

4.7
1696 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Botanist celebrates harmony with nature, in an environment that is as rich and diverse as the terroir it represents. The experience reflects a new Pacific Northwest, one that has always been here, just waiting to be discovered.

Helmed by Botanist Executive Chef Hector Laguna, the menu represents the abundant botany of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, where ingredients sourced from their natural landscape are coupled with contemporary techniques; designed to showcase the best version of themselves, making people go to the gathering place for our culinary community.

Located in the heart of Coal Harbour inside Fairmont Pacific Rim, this casual fine dining restaurant offers four distinct areas with their own robust personalities; a bar, garden, dining room and lounge – all inspired by the principals of botany.

Experiences

  • Valentines Day Tasting Menu

    CA$156.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Celebrate this Valentine’s Day at Botanist with a romantic dinner featuring Chef Hector Laguna’s six-course tasting menu including Salt Roasted Root Vegetables, Buffalo Burrata Crown Pasta, Charred Stripe Sea Bass, Roasted Lamb Saddle and a sweet dessert from Executive Pastry Chef, Kate Siegel. Available for $156.00 per person with optional wine pairings that can be added for $70.00 per person.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1696 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great food and awesome service! A must try for locals and visitors alike.

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Mimosa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is fabulous, absolutely delicious! The service is also amazing.

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HannahM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting experience! Sensational as always!

CA
ClareA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four or us recently went to the Botanist. We all really enjoyed our food. It was outstanding. The service was impeccable. We will definitely return!

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PetL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Great ambiance and live music

JA
JenA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have ever had in Vancouver. We had the holiday tasting menu and wow, it blew our minds! We will definitely refer Botanist to our family and friends from now on.

CA
CarolynA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Loved the Christmas tasting menu. There was a pianist playing Christmas tunes. Best dessert I’ve ever had—literally.

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vipModesty
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb blending of flavors and textures made an amazing meal. Staff is friendly, well informed and generally lovely. They were very accommodating to diverse food needs and allergies without compromising the integrity of the meal as a whole. Beautiful presentation backed up by excellent taste. Don't hesitate, go!

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JeremyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible evening out. Amazing service, attentive and knowledgeable. The sommelier really enjoys his job and you can tell.

Next level food. The best I've ever eaten.

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Gojeh
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was beautifully presented, flavor was alright, tartare was very simple... no complexity. The salmon was quite fishy, didn't finish it. Was expecting more of a wow factor in taste at this price point. Better places to eat at $150pp.
Most of the cocktails were delicious and fairly priced, Treebeard was mellow, was expecting a more woodsy smell. Favorite was the Meadowland Tonic and Poetry in Motion.
Overall experience was good, would come back for drinks but not for food.

JD
vipJoshD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiancé and I had the tasting menu on Christmas Eve. The food was fantastic, food service impeccable, and wine service was unmatched. Highly recommend this place for any special occasion (I think we left spending $600+ USD for 2 people). Ask Matthew (somm) about the wines of BC - there were several amazing Canadian wines we don’t hear about in the States. Thank you, Team Botanist, for a memorable Christmas Eve experience.

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AFuzzie
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Christmas dinner set 6-course dinner was spectacular! Appreciate that the chef was receptive to accommodating our request for one vegan menu along side the holiday set menu. Every course that we had was thoughtful in terms of tastes, textures and the presentation of each dish was a work of art. The service was very welcoming and friendly and not at all stuffy. We found the decor a bit cold and not at all festive however they did have a piano player which was lovely. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

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HarryT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

High quality food for Xmas menu, price is high too ;)

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Steakisgood
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday celebration.

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CarrieY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas gathering

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food wasnt good. Not a variety of choices.
Its just ok ...
Nothing was impressive.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter, Matthew was very attentive, sociable and polite.

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vipjcsugar
London
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We found the food inventive but often overly complex; several of the dishes seemed muddled in flavour. Beautifully presented, of course, but not all the food was hot when served; the service, though knowledgable, was somewhat stilted, overly earnest (this was of course, only one server, but we found the hostess less than cordial). Wait staff were sometimes unavailable when, to bring wine, clear plates, etc., and we had to call them over. It's a beautiful room but also a bit generic 'global high-end hotel brand'. All in all quite disappointed, esp give the enormous hype and the cost. Perhaps the newly introduced Covid screening requirements affected staff and the kitchen. Cocktails I should say were very good and beautifully presented,

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SophiaP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. We went for my husbands 31st birthday last night and our server was impeccable! The food was delicious and the drinks were so tasty! Beautiful place, very well done!! Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to go out for a nice dinner.

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Reddie2
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience at Botanist was exceptional. Ambiance, service, food and wine were all equally delightful. We opted for the tasting menu with wine pairings and were not disappointed. A special shoutout to the risotto and Wagu beef courses that were out of this world. Fabulous evening start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great host and great food. Botanist is one of the best restaurants in Vancouver!

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JenniferO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall the food was very good. Both my partner and I enjoyed our mains and starters and they were able to modify a few dishes to be gluten free for my partner who has celiac. The potatoes we ordered as a side dish were only so so but the dessert was lovely.

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Bell
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night live piano was right at the optimal listening level and featured jazz and holiday favorites. The tasting menu and accompanying wine flight was delicious and paired well. Perfect evening.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch dining experience.

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WendyL
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had mentioned in our reservation that we were there celebrating our anniversary and every single person we met congratulated us! Brandon was our server who delivered impeccable service.

We had a flight to catch otherwise we would have tried the Chef's tasting menu. We started with Pan Seared Scallops and the Vegan Carrot Salad - both were very good and presented artisically. The portions were perfect - not too much, not too little.

For our mains, we had the lamb chops and belly and the duck - both were delicious and portion sizes were once again, perfect. We had a little bit of space left to share the poached apple dessert.

Everything was top notch; we'd definitely come back again, especially to try the brunch menu!

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CarmanK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really memorable experience for our Christmas staff dinner in the private dining. I can see this becoming a fixed annual event. The service was impeccable and genuine which was refreshing and made it a very enjoyable evening. The tasting menu was impressive with thoughtfully put together. Flavours were unique and presentation came together well. Thank you for a wonderful dinner and social experience to end our year on such a lovely note.

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Delores
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not up to Fairmont standards. Especially as a celebration restaurant and with the prices you would expect better service. Disappointed and would not go back. Maybe they are understaffed. At a restaurant when you at paying$64 per person for brunch - the service to match it.

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Raincouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Weekend brunch was simple, delicious, and worth returning again in the future. Food alone was great but adding in drinks really made the value worth the visit.

DI
DIANAC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best brunches I have had in Vancouver. Great service, amazing food. Overall a great restaurant. Would definitely visit again.

EG
EmilieG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ian was an unbelievable sommelier. Very knowledgeable, caring, and focused on details.
He made our evening.

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Mandyst
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had brunch with my friend on the weekend at Botanist which inside Fairmont downtown hotel close to Canada Place. We tried the $68 brunch which had 3 course with drinks and that was good. The taste and portion of the food was exceed my expectation. The service and atmosphere are good too. This place is definitely worth to try.

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Edenchild
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal! My two friends and I have been wanting to eat at Botanist for some time. We finally did so last night and we definitely weren’t disappointed.

The service by Matt was first rate and his recommendations were spot on. We were surprised at the end of the meal to find that it was his first solo service.

We had four appetizers and two main courses between the three of us. The duck breast main and the roasted squash salad were particularly flavourful but all were delicious. We will be looking to return asap.

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vipFoodstar
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was thoughtful and kind. From the server to the receptionist picking up reservations. It was excellent. Food was kind of disappointing.

EE
EricE
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for amazing food with nice views. Excellent all around.

VI
VIslander123
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was tasty and well presented. We have had the opportunity to dine and enjoy the summer, fall and winter menus. The seasonal ingredients while varied still nicely compliment the featured protein.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

We were made to wait for 20 minutes - on a reservation. In the meantime, we were completely ignored. Once we got to our table, the server would come around so infrequently that the meal took longer than it should have. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delicious dinner. Great service, quite loud and I have a hard time hearing in big open rooms with hard surfaces. C’est la vie. Lindsay was very attentive and knowledgeable, and had great recommendations. Highly recommended!

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nvmom
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and they were able to accommodate our request for pescatarian. Portions were a good size. Some of the samples were quite rich but very tasty. Our only request would be to not have 2 fish dishes one after the other.

Service was exceptional - waiter was quick, friendly and accommodating. Lovely ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. Food was fresh and beautifully presented.

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alexanderr
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and the wine paring. The food was excellent. the tastes, textures, and presentation were all wonderful. A nice relaxed pacing, and live piano rounded out a very nice dining experience. The wait staff were all excellent.

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Botanist is rated 4.7 stars by 1696 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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