Botanist

4.7
1485 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised 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 1485 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAmandaM
Vancouver
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for brunch with three dear friends. We had a lovely table, the service was attentive but not overly so. The food was amazing. Two had the steak and eggs, one the veal ragout and I had the Croque Madame. A good time was had by all!!

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JohnF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful room and outstanding food. Lots of creative vegetarian options. There should be some wine choices in the $50 - 70 range

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DeanneH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great first date or celebration spot to get cocktails and delicious meal.

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MilaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful cocktails and fantastic food. Service was just right too. On the expensive side but not unreasonable, given the actual meal. Beautifully presented too. Enjoyed the experience overall.

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AScarlett
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Botanist was such a beautiful experience! My partner and I celebrated our anniversary at the restaurant and we were greeted with complimentary bubbly (so lovely!). The food was exciting and creative. Portions were delicious and satisfying. Our server Lindsay was so kind and helpful, providing us with top notch service.

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vipElenaB
Atlantic Canada
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was my Birthday dinner and I’m so happy that I chose this place. Food was amazing, cocktails even better! The bill price was very good and not expensive considering quality of the drinks and food. Very much recommend this place!

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vipSaraP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience. Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Lovely spot
Our host was very welcoming
Found the service a bit slow and the pleasant manner felt rushed.

As always with Fairmont expectations are high as are the standards. We are repeat customers and ALL members. Lacked a little in the wow factor. But pleasant nonetheless.
Bar service was extremely slow.

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Ninesh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great ambience, exceptional service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and drink were excellent but I feel that you should have an alternate price for people who are not drinking. Two of us enjoyed cocktails but the same price set menu for a 14 year old and a grandma is just too much.

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ChristopherL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks Chris, our waiter, for the friendly service. Great cocktails and great food to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Can’t ask for more. Great experience.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dining experience! Really appreciated the service from everyone and we all thought the food and drinks were delicious. 10/10!

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ConnorV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quickly becoming one of my favourite places for excellent food. Fantastic service, staff are always very polite and knowledgeable. Chef is able to make great accommodations on the fly (changing the tasting menu if you’ve had it before, meeting dietary restrictions, etc.) Even my least favourite dishes here would be one of my favourites anywhere else.

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ChanelW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience. I experienced foodie heaven. Food, atmosphere, service, beverages, everything was an 11/10. Just go.

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Gandalf
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very good food, service and presentation. A bit noisy though.

SW
ShanaW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Botanist does not disappoint! Everything from the starters, entrees, intriguing cocktails, the wine selection from their extremely knowledgeable sommelier to the gorgeous dessert. Top notch.

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NikolaP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Such good food, and awesome service all around!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Best ever

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great server, food was pretty good

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vipAdaF
Vancouver
37 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

The food was incredible, the decor was beautiful, the service was not up-to-par today.

I've been to Botanist quite a few times on various occasions, usually, the service was impeccable. However, our server today came across as a bit rude and condescending, the table wasn't clean or wiped after our first course, which was kind of odd. She definitely did not try to make our experience any better and was providing less than satisfactory service. I felt like I went to a low-end diner. Maybe it was an off day for her, or maybe she just needed to get some professional service training.

Other than the not-so-great server, everything else was perfect.

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JeremyT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Vancouver, hands down. Amazing food, incredible cocktails, fantastic service. Can't recommend it enough.

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TBlize
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

We came for brunch to celebrate my birthday. The server took a very long time to greet the table(5 mins). She was pleasant and kind and apologized for making us wait. Once our last guest arrived, it again took the server awhile to get to our table for a drink order. Her knowledge of the drink menu was not high when it came to knowing key ingredients in the cocktails or another offering of champagne. At one point she said "just take a look at the menu, because i don't know what's in that"... this is when we were deciding on a cocktail.

When ordering brunch, I had to flag down another server to locate our server as she was not to be seen for another 5+ mins.

This type of service continued throughout our service. I was also was surprised to find the restaurant quieter than I expected but that could have been the time of day.

Unfortunately, there were many missed opportunities to provide excellent service.

Thanks for reading

KA
KAye
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Great ambience. A fun time was had by my girls and I.

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Andrew
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, would go back. Great good, fantastic atmosphere, and all round fantastic place.

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ElleInn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stellar dining experience! Attentive servers, well thought out wine list, and exceptional food in both taste and presentation.

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Misha
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly memorable… every dish was beautifully presented

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merrymuncher1
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first visit. Excellent food and service. A bit noisy. We will be back

JJ
vipJesseJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the tasting menu, it was Fantastic!!
It was our 4th time.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my partner’s birthday - our third time at Botanist. We did brunch and I have to say this: what a great value for brunch service. $68 per person for three courses and it INCLUDES two cocktails.

The brunch menu had a lot to choose from which made it hard for us, but ultimately we were very happy campers with our selections.

Appies were the Chia Pudding which was light and very refreshing though not as sweet as we would have preferred. It still helped beat the heat here in the Vancouver summer. We also got the beef tartar which is a staple item for me personally at any given restaurant and Botanist did a great job with theirs. The parmesan foam was a perfectly savoury note to go along with the fresh beef and the texture on the meat was perfect.

Entrees were the veal ragu and the crab and avocado benny. As far as bennies go, this one tasted great, though I felt the crab was a little understated and wished I could taste it more along with the fatty avocado and hollandaise. We both LOVED the veal ragu and it’ll be hard not to get it again with subsequent visits. Pasta was cooked perfectly and had great texture and the ragu was hearty and not overly salty, but packed with flavour.

For dessert we opted out of the set menu items only because we asked if we could have the French toast (usually an entree item) instead. What’s brunch without some kind of waffle, pancake, or toast? It was the perfect choice and while it looked heavy with three thick slices and gooey dulce de leche it was actually surprisingly light and the dish went down FAST. Delicious, perfect sweetness (for two people with differing sweet tooths) and just fork tender bread that barely required chewing. Must have in my opinion!

Service, as always at Botanist was superb and very friendly. Over the course of the meal a few different people came to help us, deliver food/drinks, etc and each person was great - we didn’t mind the differing service at all!

Will be back undoubtedly!

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coop
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening at Botanist. Very professional in every way. The food was innovative and delicious. Our waiter was fantastic as was the sommelier and food runners. Will be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything tastes amazing!
My favourite was the pasta and french toast. The pasta was a little too salty but overall me and my boyfriend really enjoyed the meal and will come again to try the dinner menu next time!

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isageee
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing brunch place. It's a good deal considering you get 2 beverages as part of your two or three course set meal. Food was top notch.

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Sean
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dinner was perfect from start to finish. The cocktails, the appies, the wine and the mains, all of it was excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing. My boyfriend who was a chef for 15 years actually teared up over the duck breast because it was perfection!

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ArleenA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good service. Food was tasty,however, portion is small.

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LawrenceK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lindsay was amazing and the overall experience was fantastic!

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IvyC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the two course brunch at Botanist and it was super delicious. We were so extremely stuffed and enjoyed two wonderful cocktails each. We love coming here, the plants and decor are so beautiful.

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vipGreedygirl
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

In from out of town to spend time with our daughter.
Dinner was amazing and our waiter Brandon could not be more attentive and knowledgeable.

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vipCHOW
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebrations. The food did not disappoint. Beautifully cooked and presented. Staff were great especially the sommelier who was very knowledgeable. Thanks again!

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Alex
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was delicious! Drinks were on point, service was awesome!

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Botanist is rated 4.7 stars by 1485 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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