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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Dry-Aged Duck Breast
mushroom spätzle, kombu, black trumpets, sea buckthorn jus
Lamb Rack and Lamb Shank Duo
tomato fondue, puffed grains, lamb consumé
Pan Seared Scallops
textures of sunchokes, lardo, xo sauce
Simple but posh atmosphere. Minimal elegance at its finest. The food/drinks and service was amazing. Will return for the next special occasion.
Wonderful experience, incredible food and impeccable service!
This is my favourite restaurant. I’m never disappointed. The food and service are exceptional. Thank you for a wonderful evening
Overall excellent. The food was beautifully presented - almost artistic - a dessert (exotic fruit sorbet) to die for.And an amazing waiter who was efficient, friendly and informative - wish I could remember his name. I’ll be back! Highly recommend - even if it’s a bit pricey
10th anniversary was a home-run. Service was amazing and the food was perfect. Complimentary bubbly was a lovely touch and appreciated!
Very good restaurant. The food was average. But the vibes were perfect.
I was very impressed with 1) the presentation of the dishes, and 2) the amazing taste of it all! All the food came in a timely manner, plates hot, service excellent! Also, the atmosphere was awesome! This is, until now, the best restaurant I've experienced in Greater Vancouver.
We had an amazing experience at Botanist. The room is gorgeous, first of all. The service was great. Our server was charming and attentive and funny. The food was so so so good. The quality of the ingredients and presentation was epic! The drinks were so well balanced. Great experience!
Food and service was great. We plan to go back again!!
The food and service were great but the ambience is too much of a hotel breakfast lounge.
The only two words I can use are - pure perfection. A memorable and exquisite meal
Foods is delicious, service is first class. Ambiance is wonderful and comfortable
Amazing dining experience. Exceptional service and great food!
The tasting menu + wine pairing was excellent.
Loved the food. Room is a bit like a cafeteria though.
Amazing service, delicious food and drinks
Being nearly 8 months pregnant I was served an alcoholic cocktail when I had specifically ordered a non-alcoholic cocktail from their menu. I even asked the server if the "spirit-free" drinks were non-alcoholic as I was pregnant.
I received my drink, smelled it and it did have a boozy smell but I thought it might have been the herbal tonics in it, took a sip and instantly realized there was either a large amount of gin or vodka in it. I complained to our server who seemed to be doubtful of this and said there was no alcohol. I had my husband and friend try it and both agreed it did taste boozy. After a second request to have the server check that it was non-alcoholic he then went to the bartender to ask. Ran back in about 3 minutes and confirmed the bartender had mixed up his bottles and that in fact there was alcohol in this drink.
COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE to serve a pregnant woman an alcoholic drink, let alone at a restaurant of this stature - I would expect this kind of mistake to happen at a college pub, not a high end restaurant in the Fairmont.
What is more disgusting was the lack of care / interest when the server realized the mishap. I spoke to the Manager (Mya?) who apologized and all they did was comp my $8 "non-alcoholic" drink on a bill that was almost $500. I would expect and hope this bartender to be penalized for such irresponsible bartending. Whether it was on the server who maybe didn't communicate that I was pregnant to the bartender, or the bartender - when a person orders a non-alcoholic drink there is no reasonable excuse for serving that person a boozy cocktail.
I will never return, have told all my friends about this and am considering going to authorities regarding this irresponsible treatment from the bar staff.
Food was amazing as always. Service impeccable and ambiance perfect for conversations. Decor and environment was calm and beautiful.
Always lovely brunch and particularly attentive bartender at times.
It was great food and service
And awesome reastaurant
Has the best cocktails in town, food are very fresh and creative, highly recommended for special occasions or date nights.
The food was excellent and so was the service. We were an hour early with a plan to get cocktails downstairs but it was a long wait. We went up to the lounge and were accommodated within 5 mins. Exceptional service upstairs. Very attentive. The atmosphere is quite loud, but you can still have a conversation. Food was very good.
The food was amazing and each dish was so unique. The duck breast is perfect each time I have had it. If you’ve never tried I would highly recommend! Our server was very nice and the other staff were great with bringing out our dishes and drinks. We came for my 30th birthday and it was the cherry on top to my birthday celebration.
We had a fantastic experience at The Botanist. Beautiful styling, friendly and capable staff, amazing food that was unique and flavourful, the whole shebang. Our server Larry recommended a few cocktails based on flavour preferences and I have to say he was bang on!! Will definitely go again.
L’accueil a été terrible.Nous avions l’impression de déranger la personne à l’accueil qui semblait débordée par l’ouverture à 10h du restaurant. Nous avions pourtant réservé. Dommage car les assiettes étaient parfaites et délicieuses. À cause du service , je ne recommanderais pas.
Went here for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend. It was our first time here for dinner as we usually come for drinks at the bar. Would visit again.
Great food. Server forgot our second drink and did not return to our table for 30 mins. Otherwise great!!
Fresh, local and fantastic! I would definitely recommend for a couple or any group of adults.
Came for just drinks and were not greeted by friendly staff. We were told that we actually weren't allow to do that.
Best restaurant meal in a very long time. Charred octopus and snow crab salad to start. Sablefish and king salmon mains. Every dish elevated to perfection.
Some of the food is a little bit salty and my waiter is not professional
Another amazing experience :)
Food was excellent and the staff were phenomenal. Can't wait to go back!!! Brandon was really knowledgeable and helped make the evening the great experience it was.
The service was friendly and the food was amazing. I love the room and ambiance of this restaurants. It was one of the most decadent brunches I have ever had. I left incredibly full due to to 2 course minimum but it was completely worth it! I am excited to return again.
The food was exquisite.
Enjoyed! Our in law’s birthday and they presented a nice dessert with a candle for them! Nice!
A fantastic evening!
This was easily one of the best meals, and culinary experiences, we have ever had.
A wonderful culinary experience. The tasting menu was fabulous, and the service impeccable. Thanks for making the evening so special.
The service was fantastic! I had big expectations for the food but it was just ok. The lamb was not very tender and overly spicy. I should have told the server but I chickened out
Botanist is rated 4.7 stars by 1423 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.