About The Botany
The Botany was recently established in 2018 with a vision to bring a fresh, ingredient driven menu to the north of Glasgow. That same philosophy is applied to our seasonal cocktail menus and extensive wine list. The Botany is an enchanting venue offering dining in a glasshouse conservatory overlooking beautiful garden surroundings.
Our name pays homage to the nearby sub-district of Maryhill, so called as the starting point for prisoners departing from the Forth and Clyde canal to the penal colonies of Botany Bay, Australia!
Owner: Alan Tomkins
Alan's first business venture was Lautrec's Wine Bar & Brasserie opened in Glasgow as far back as 1982, and since then he has expanded his interests to some of Glasgow's most notable establishments.
His current interests include; Urban Bar & Brasserie in St Vincent Place, Vroni's Wine Bar in West Nile Street, Ashton Lane's Vodka Wodka and Blue Dog, a late night music/piano bar in West George Street.
Former establishments, including Papingo Restaurant, Gamba Seafood Restaurant and the Southside's Urban Grill all achieved AA Rosettes and Michelin Guide status as well as many Glasgow and National restaurant awards.