Following on from the launch of their new cocktail menu, the Botanist in Newcastle have hit the refresh button again with the arrival of a new food menu just in time for the sunny weather. Knowing that I am a self confessed dessert addict they invited me to spend the evening in Granny Smith's private dining room sampling all of the new sugary treats.
My diary was immediately cleared, I dug out my elasticated trousers and headed to the Botanist for an evening of cocktails and cakes with some of my favourite ladies.
Before you panic (because, let's face it, change can be a scary thing) the Botanist have kept a lot of the old favourite desserts on the menu so you'll still be able to order the Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate Fudge Cake and Lemon Posset Tart. But I urge you to forget about your current favourite and feast your eyes on the new offerings.
Get ready to grab yourself a spoon and fork!
The hanging kebabs have always been so popular at the Botanist (name me one person from Newcastle who doesn't have a picture of one on their Instagram!) so you'll be happy to hear that the new Rocky Road Kebab is their best yet. Strawberries, Hazelnut Brownies and Marshmallows swing over Ice-cream and Chocolate Crumb with a pot of Biscuit Sauce perfect for pouring.
Which dessert will you be ordering?
Thank you to the Botanist for inviting me to try out the new desserts and cocktails. My experience was complimentary, but all opinions are my own.