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.
Located in the heart of Coal Harbour inside Fairmont Pacific Rim, the inviting space offers four distinct areas with their own robust personalities; a bar, garden, dining room and lounge – all inspired by the principals of botany.
Breakfast (Sat - Sun): 7:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch (Mon - Fri): 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner (Daily): 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar (Daily): opens at 11:00am
From Burrard Station, walk north along Burrard Street. Once you reach Cordova Street, you will see Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. Botanist is located on the second floor.
The food is amazing. One of our party was vegan, and she had no issues finding something. The chef was quite accommodating. But it’s not primarily vegetarian. Quite the opposite, great fish options.
I had the gazpacho and mushroom tagliatelle, both was amazing with a capital “A”. Friends liked their meals too.
Great service, good food , found the atmosphere a little cold and sterile but nonetheless recommend it
Food was good but the service was awesome. We did go for brunch to celebrate my birthday and they welcomed me really nicely.
Great food, top notch service. We sat near the kitchen and they were great to watch. Cocktails on point. 300$ for 2 with cocktals and a bottle of bordeau. Average price for this type of evening for us and it was well worth it.
Truly excellent meal, very good example of multilayered taste and texture, with very good service, very good value
Dined here for both breakfast and dinner . Fantastic meals at both hours . Beautiful restaurant. Very romantic in the evening . Service here and throughout the hotel wasn impeccable .
Absolutely delightful experience, amazing food and attentative service.
We came here for a special honeymoon dinner celebration and did not leave disappointed. The tasting menu was superb and we opted for the wine pairing which really made a big difference and helped it go from superb menu to outstanding one! Service and ambience were equally great
I booked this restaurant for my husband’s birthday and chose it because the menu was intriguing. It was a group of six of us and we all appreciate creative cocktails and food and Botanist did not disappoint. The cocktails were very original and we all sampled each other’s. The food was outstanding and again we all enjoyed sampling each other’s dishes, noting the unique flavour combinations and trying to guess what they were. There wasn’t anything we didn’t like. We were close to the kitchen and we enjoyed watching the care the staff took plating the food. My husband was extremely pleased with the entire evening. Thank you for making him a happy man on his birthday!
2nd outstanding experience here this summer! What an incredible menu and outstanding service! Highly recommend it
Main dishes were so so not impressive. Presentation was good
Had an amazing time for my girlfriends birthday! The waiter Chris was very attentive, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly! He definitely made the day special for her and even brought her a birthday card from the staff and a sugar cookie at the end from the chef! We had the kitchen 6 course special and we were really full + satisfied at the end :) 3rd or 4th time here together and always a good time
Really delicious food and great service. Expensive but great for a special occasion.
Was great - tooo noisy, could hardly hear my companions
We enjoyed our experience at The Botanist, we had to have the special drinks, which were lots of fun. Service was very good at The Bar. And we enjoyed our meal. We will go back.
It was brunch and the menu was pretty simple. The food was alright. The service was quite good. Will visit again for dinner
Excellent presentation and flavors.
The food was fantastic and the entire staff was amazing.
This restaurant is not only visually stimulating, but the food is also fantastic. Beautiful ambiance with the most subtle details and the most caring staff a restaurant has to offer. Truly a 10/10 experience overall
Food was excellent but service could have been better. The waitress rushed through when explaining our dishes and brought it all out so fast. The plant-filled room was interesting, but very loud and not as intimate an experience as I would have liked for a special occasion. Probably wouldn't go back when there are other options in Vancouver that provide a better experience with just as high quality food.
Staff are always friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Servers are knowledgeable and attentive. Made our anniversary getaway amazing both at dinner and breakfast.
Good place for photoshoting
Nice for birthday
But food is just fine
There is so much to say, but I will narrow it down to one word. "Incredible"
Great setting, design and service. Food is ok, but not as spectacular as I would have imagined based on their PR, design and marketing.
This is the best fine dining experience we have had in Vancouver. Exquisite tasting menu and a wine list featuring organic and regional wines. An incredible meal!
We experienced the tasting menu with paired wines. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion. Food was incredible, paired wines perfection. Service team was top notch. Highly recommend this restaurant.
We came here for breakfast and despite having reservations, had to wait while everyone else in the lounge was seated before us. While not in a bad mood to begin with, early mornings and events such as this one did not help. We had the "Kitchen Table Set" which included a main, juice, and coffee. You can choose your coffee-based drink and juice, which they had a wide selection of. I love juice so this was a plus. The main was okay. The Botanist Benny tasted like avocado toast because the crab and other flavours were overwhelmed by avocado. I couldn't finish the potato that came with it. Service was friendly and quick.
Very dispointed about service and food. Too noisy, like eating on a food court
Excellent, fresh and creatively prepared and presented dishes. We will definitely dine here again when we visit Vancouver again.
Beautifully designed restaurant with excellent food. Every dish we had was perfect.
Great environment and service, a little loud though
We made reservations for breakfast using Open Table. Excellent waitstaff, very nice atmosphere. Everyone seemed to have their own French Press (tea, but presume for coffee as well) which was very nice. But I could not help but wonder how awful washing all those things must be and where the heck they store them?
Loved the Avocado Toast and poached eggs. Hubs said pancakes were also very good.
I had lunch with a friend here. The space is gorgeous and the service was amazing. I had the halibut which our server recommended. Thoroughly enjoyed the dish. Will definitely be back.
Very ellegant restaurant with excellant food, good service and good selection of wine. Live music - in our case sole guitarist - was very entertainig, but hard to hear as overall noise level in Botanist very high, kind of disturbing!
I'm glad that I chose Botanist to celebrate my fiance's birthday. The staff were genuine, fun, welcoming and professional. Our server, Larry was wonderful - cool, attentive and has a personality. We were very impressed with the manager, Sean/Shawn (sorry for misspelling your name!). He was super cool, smart and just provided us a very good impression of the restaurant. My fiance thought that the birthday card was a brilliant way to make guests feel special. Aside from the amazing service from the team, the food was also spectacular. My fiance is still talking about the scalllop and sablefish. Oh, he's also trying to recreate the charred corn ice cream.
LOVED! 10/10 would recommend. Beautiful design, incredible food & presentation, outstanding service.
Being in the hospitality business for over 20 years sometimes make you a constant critic...
Absolutely nothing to complain about here. Looking forward to dining with botonist and their amazing team in the near future 💃🏻
We were greeted when we arrived and when we left from the friendly hostess. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. Our waiter catered to our needs. He was friendly, well mannered and thoughtful. The ambience made it easy for us to hear our conversations. Will definitely return and recommend to friends & family.
The only thing is the price for the food was a bit pricy so I/we will not be coming for casual events.
Overall great experience. Food was amazing and beautiful and truly unique. Every item had something creative and unusual but always delicious.
Only downside were the tables for 2 opposite the kitchen. They were very close together. We were seated next to a couple that was essentially doing a food photo shoot complete with slr camera phone and video. We all take food pictures but this was extreme and off putting.
I must admit I was envying some of the separate tables.
I think the Botanist has its own unique flavor in Vancouver. Its refreshing to go in and out of this place.
I the taster menu was very good and a fun experience. The food is always good but some can stand out more than others.