Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you
Harden's 2016 Restaurant Survey
Want to be a Restaurant Critic?


Don't just click away!

Complete our latest restaurant survey now, and you can earn a free copy of our 2016 London & UK Restaurant guide (worth over £15).

Just tell us about your best... and worst dining experiences of the last twelve months.

Last year we sent out over 4,000 free guides.

Make a start now, and you can return at any time to finish it off.


Restaurant in
SRA Rating
Hot Newcomer
Editors Review
Restaurant Reviews
Reviews of Restaurant in , by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of restaurant.
Robert Kool Van Klijff
An interesting and well thought-out additio...
Overall Value
4
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Reviewed Today

"An interesting and well thought-out addition to the trendy eateries in the area, Chifafa offers speedily made, high end kebabs and salads. My partner, who opted for a "box" with rice and salad was very impressed with her lamb. Choosing to avoid meat on this occasion, I went for the halloumi, which was flavoursome and grilled to just the right point. Beer choices were limited to Efes, an oddly authentic touch in a place trying to take the kebab away from its Turkish roots; I would say go the whole hog, then, and serve Rocket Dog, or any one of a number of small batch, local brew beers instead! That point apart, the food was excellent, the premises clean and bright and comfortable and the personnel very helpful, friendly and keen to do their jobs. I gather this place has not been operating long, I wish it well!"

Report this comment
Robert Kool Van Klijff
I am easily taken in by some rustic or even...
Overall Value
4.5
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Reviewed Today

"I am easily taken in by some rustic or even fake rustic charm, so I will admit that I was disappointed to find my Spanish dining experience taking place in a bright basement full of smartly dressed people. I was more than compensated by the selection of excellent sherries and fine dishes. The service was efficient but not intrusive and the price, for what felt to me like a very 'posh nosh' agreeable. I would recommend Fino for a special occasion."

Report this comment
Simone Smith
Knowledgeable staff came up with gluten fre...
Overall Value
2.5
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Reviewed Today

"Knowledgeable staff came up with gluten free options."

Report this comment
Simone Smith
What's not to like? Apart from a hair in th...
Overall Value
4.5
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Reviewed Today

"What's not to like? Apart from a hair in the bread...excellent experience!"

Report this comment
Annaclare Armstrong
We visited for a second time before a show....
Overall Value
5
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Reviewed Today

"We visited for a second time before a show. We were not disappointed. The food is typically French and outstanding. The staff are very friendly and charming. We will go again and again. A wonderful, quirky and deliciious experience. Thank you, we will always recommend you."

Report this comment
Load More Reviews
Post your own review
The Editors Review

DiningFans of The Botanist on Sloane Square now have a hang-out in the City – though it may not offer the same “great people (Made in Chelsea stars) watching” experience as the original. The ETM Group venue is one of many new residents at the Broadgate Circle development behind Liverpool Street station.


The new Botanist is split over two floors – a ground floor restaurant and bar and a subterranean late-night Soda Room.


Its interiors are all copper, brass and gold with banquettes, curiosity cabinets and armchairs while outside is an al fresco dining terrace. The bar serves up a variety of wines and beers as well as signature cocktails like the Broadgate Cobber (Marsala Secco, Solerno blood orange liqueur, Belsazar rose, pink grapefruit and kumquats).


Heading up the kitchen is Sam Hawkes, formerly of The Cadogan Arms on the King’s Road. On the all-day menu: Chorizo and spring onion hash with double-fried egg; salt cod and jamon croquettes with saffron aioli; crab fries with smoked Cheddar and aioli; and corn-fed chicken breast, black truffle tagliatelle, broad beans and morels.


There's also a selection of burgers, steaks and fish from Billingsgate. As is de rigueur there will be bottomless brunches at weekends – two courses for £20, three courses for £25 and unlimited prosecco, mimosas, bloody Marys and ETM house wine for an extra £15.


Downstairs the Soda Room offers a drinking den with live music and DJ sets.

See the Review
  • Nearby Offers
  • Similar Restaurants
Skin
Nottingham | 
Overall Value
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Cors Restaurant
Carmarthen | 
Overall Value
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Oxygen
Leeds | 
Overall Value
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
The Octagon Café
Bath | 
Overall Value
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Harrow Inn
W Ilsey | 
Overall Value
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
Bentley’s
Shelf | 
Overall Value
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience