Food & Drink
New brunch spot Botanico now open in Woolton Village
1 month ago
Botanico, the new all day eatery set in the heart of Woolton Village, is now open!
Open everyday, Botanico will have something for everyone including a delicious Breakfast and Brunch menu, all day wood-fired pizza and an evening Bistro offering.
Created by the Cillo family behind Liverpool’s popular Italian Quarter located in the city centre, Botanico is family friendly with a dedicated children’s menu, perfect for groups of friends and ideal for couples.
Seating 90 people across its restaurant, Botanico will also be home to a beautiful, 30-person Tea Room Terrace reserved for Afternoon Tea guests in a fully covered and heated space. This space is available for private hire.
Botanico’s extensive Breakfast and Brunch menu will see guests tucking into Fry Ups, Benedicts, Pancakes, French Toast and a selection of the venue’s specials including steak and eggs, breakfast burger, avocado toast, chicken and waffles, homemade Borlotti beans on toast and a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel.
From 12pm, Botanico’s all day wood-fired pizza menu is available, as well as pasta dishes, sandwiches, burgers and salads, offering the perfect lunch-time selection that carries through to evening service.
And from 5pm, the eatery’s Bistro menu can be ordered with delicious starters including Burrata with heritage tomato salad, slow cooked Pulled Beef with potato puree, Beetroot Houmous with warm, homemade focaccia and Chicken Wings with sweet chilli and honey glaze available.
Main dishes include the beautifully made Confit Duck Leg with charred chicory and green lentils served with a ruby cherry sauce and beetroot gel, the Crispy Seabass Fillet served with winter squash risotto and safe creme fraiche, and the classic Pollo Milanese served with spaghetti, pomodoro sauce and parmesan cheese.
Botanico’s menu caters for all dietary requirements with a selection of vegan dishes available such as their vegan penne arrabbiata, vegan pizzas and a vegan plant-based burger. The Breakfast and Brunch menu includes a variety of gluten free options and there’s vegetarian dishes on every menu.
Owned by father and son Donato and Antonio Cillo, Botanico will bring together some of the Italian Quarters most popular delicacies. The eatery will have a takeaway bakery option where there will be 10-12 different kinds of sourdough croissants with various fillings, doughnuts, cakes and aselection of sourdough breads including wholewheat, all of which will be baked fresh daily by their talented team.
The baking team will also create Botanico’s delicate Afternoon Tea that’s made from handcrafted cakes including a Tiramisu Macaron, Salted Caramel Craquelin, Passionfruit and Pistachio Slice, Orange Cheesecake and both plain and chocolate chip Scones.
Sandwiches will be served on Botanico’s freshly made bread including Pastrami with homemade Truffle Aioli and Rocket, Smoked Salmon and Dill Cream Cheese, Coronation Chicken and Egg Mayonnaise.
Botanico’s Afternoon Tea is £24.95 per person with a glass of prosecco and tea or coffee included. Luxury Afternoon Tea is £29.95 per person which includes a glass of champagne and tea or coffee and Children’s Afternoon Tea is £14 per person.
Botanico is open from Sunday to Thursday from 8.30am-9pm and Friday and Saturday from 8.30am-9.30pm.
Owner Donato Cillo explained:
“We’re very excited to be opening Botanico; a venue that is ideal for families, groups of friends or couples. We’ve created an extensive menu that caters for all so that our guests can choose dishes according to how they feel on the day. All of our dishes have been carefully created to ensure we offer a variety of flavours, textures and have something for all dietary requirements.
“After enjoying over 14 years of success in the Italian Quarter in Liverpool, myself and Antonio are bringing popular dishes as well as our homemade bakery to Woolton Village where our visitors can purchase loaves of bread, handmade croissants, cakes and doughnuts and or enjoy them in the comfort of Botanico’s beautiful surroundings.”
Antonio Cillo added:
“Botanico has been designed to reflect a bright, airy and vibrant space with greenery and leafy features. Creating a beautiful atmosphere, the venue’s interior provides the perfect backdrop for our guests to come and enjoy their surroundings whilst tucking into delicious dishes from across our detailed menu.
“With bookings now open from Sunday 15th October, we’re all very excited to welcome our guests and enjoy our first winter in Woolton Village.”