Botanica + Co @ The Vertical, Bangsar South KL

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Botanica + Co, a brand new restaurant and bar in Bangsar South that are opened last month located @ The Vertical (opposite to Nexus Bangsar). For those who are looking for a place to enjoy an exceptional meal in a lush and cozy hideaway nestled right within the heart of a concrete jungle, this is definitely the right place for you.

“Botanica & Co is envisioned as an oasis of nature and peace with the concept of" Natural. Soulful. Delightful.” Located on the ground floor podium of the Verticals office building, this casual restaurant with a food concept that is largely modern Australian-inspired. Founded on the concept of freshness, all meals served at Botanica + Co are made from quality ingredients and the freshest local produce.

The culinary style at Botanica + Co stems from a unique combination of the Chef's knowledge of traditional Malaysian cuisine to his hands on experience in high profile restaurants around Singapore. Kedah-born Sam Neoh grew up watching his mother prepare Laksa in a kopitiam, inspiring him to infuse Asian flavors and cooking techniques into Western dishes. He uses a variety of fresh local herbs, spices and ingredients to take his diners on a mouth-watering journey of flavors from East to West. Savour authentic delights like traditional thin-crust pizzas, The Botanica Burger, Chicken Parmagiano, Truffle Fries and a selection of Asian dishes crafted by Chef Sam Neoh with culinary experience of more than 20 years.

Beautiful landscape - Dining in a garden feel beyond the enclosing large glass windows 

The outdoors seats whereby you still enjoy the peace and calm greenery surrounds you.

It's all custom made rattan chair with cushions  that suites the whole dining environment concept that provides you a perfect comfort.
When entering the Botanica + Co Restaurant and Bar, we are greeted with these two huge stunning Ficus Tree that creates a lush green ambiance makes us feel homely dining in a greenery environment - so cooling and relaxing.  The combination creates an invigorating memorable experience while you dine under it. 


Definitely the place to wind down yourselves enjoying the greenhouse themed interior.
Chill yourselves sitting at the bar counter for cocktails session



The list of menu - Soups, Appetizers, Main Course, Pizzas, Sandwiches, Salads, cocktails and drinks menu.

 You must try the Botanica Cocktails if you are coming in 3 -4 persons.The special cocktails from the combination of American and Australian imported craft spirits, that are infused with plenty of fresh herbs and refreshing ingredients. Not to forget to try the signature milkshake as well.

Current promotion offering Free Coffee with every main course during breakfast from 8am to 11 am and Free Soup for lunch hour from 11am to 4pm. This promotion is only until 31 July 2016 and only applicable for those who stay and work in Bangsar South.

Botanica Cocktails by the Glass
Hubby try Carlos - A Mexican inspired cocktail of tequila, lime, papaya and mango. 
Hot Cappucino RM 14

Crispy Soft Shell Crab Salad RM 26
Crispy soft shell crab with apple, crunchy shredded coconut and spicy chili jam for a hint of heat.  The best and meatiest soft-shell crabs along with the crunchy fresh vegetables. Lightly fried crab that are huge and crabby, I can eat the whole thing ;legs and innards. 

Tender-crispy soft shell crab with chewy texture in this appealing and healthy salad. Generous portion and affordable price.
Slipper Lobster Bisque RM 20
A creamy rich broth of slipper lobster and seafood. Chef Sam explained that the soup are made from lobster and prawn shell and blend using up to 6 hours time to have this great outcome.
 The most delectable bisque with rich and creamy lobster. Best pairing with the soft, crisp and extremely light pastry on top of the bisque. It is all oven baked for 20 minutes.
The highlight of tonight is the lobsters bisque. Hearty bowl of soups with intense flavour
I enjoy every spoonful especially to discover so much of lobsters flesh inside.
Spaghettini Carbonara RM 30 
Spaghettini in beef bacon with wild mushroom, topped with an onsen egg. Classic Italian Carbonara with a slow cooked Onsen egg on top. Carbonara sauce is simply a mixture of egg, cheese, and olive oil. Traditional pasta without cream base that
definitely wow-ed me and made me wipe my plate clean. I love the with firm strands of spaghetti mingling nicely with an onsen egg, Thumbs up for this dish.
Chicken Parmigiana RM 28
Pan-seared Chicken breast topped with tomato sauce, aubergine, garlic croutons, wilted spinach and grated cheese.
This is a popular Italian-American dish that are truly flavourful and totally satisfying, Delicious crumbed slices of chicken and balance meal with bread, fries and salad. This is among the ladies favourites during lunch hour.
Fabulous Churros Donut Stack RM 19. 
All you'll hear is applause for this wonderful desserts. The churros are fried to perfection and in the form of Donut shape. It is slightly crunchy with irresistible sweetness of cinnamon & caramel.
Banana Butterscotch cake RM 17
I was overwhelmed with how tasty this cake with nice balance flavour . Delicate Banana Butterscotch cake that are simple and tasty.

A special promotion called The ‘Botanica Loves Bangsar South’ will be running until July 31st 2016, to celebrate the opening of Botanica + Co Restaurant and Bar. If you work or live in Bangsar South, simply produce your staff pass or key card upon ordering your meal, and like/follow Botanica + Co on Facebook and Instagram to claim a complimentary dessert with any main course.
Banoffee Pie RM 17. 
 Attractive dessert with amazing flavor to satisfy your sweet tooth. This homemade treat really taste good that gives me a surprise thought. Perfect mixture of banana, toffee and whipped cream that are tasty and fluffy texture.  
Traditonal desserts that you hardly find elsewhere.
The dining place are all fully occupied even during weekdays. Perhaps a reservation call to book your seats to avoid disappointment especially for bigger group ya. I will surely recommended this place for relaxing place to chill out with friends and definitely a beautiful place to hold a birthday occasion.

Chef Sam Neoh and the team

Happening place that I would love to visit again with my family and friends. You will be surprised with their local cuisines coming up soon so drop by and check out the menu yourselves.


Botanica + Co Restaurant and Bar (Beside VE Hotel & Residences)
G5 Podium, The Verticals,
Bangsar South City,
No.8 Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur,

(The carpark at the basement charging flat rate RM 2 when we go in at 7pm)

Opening Hours :
Monday to Thursday 11.30am until 10pm and from Friday to Saturday 11.30am until 12am.

Tel : 016-965 6422

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BotanicaCo.my/
Instagram: @Botanica.Co

Getting there :
You can reach here by train using Putra -Light Rail Transit (LRT) to Universiti LRT Station then take complimntary shuttle bus that directs stops at the Nexus, Bangsar South. Vertical Podium is located right beside Nexus.


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Lee Herman
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August 4, 2016 at 10:36 PM delete

i ordered the chicken parmigiana d other day....it was sux 2 d max....garlic crouton? missed out the word SOGGY???? it is just a dumb dish with a fancy name. tomato sauce from a jar?or can? pls name it. RM28 just for a potato wedges n fresh salad as side dished? a person with no kitchen knowledge can cook that. can't c any effort of cooking in that dish. this is just a place with nice ambience to cheat money.

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Elee Yi
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August 5, 2016 at 4:01 AM delete

hi

thanks for your feedback..acknowledge them about the food and your experience
cheers..

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