casual gourmet dining

Now taking Christmas & Hogmanay table reservations

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Casual Gourmet Dining at Botanist

Our Botanist restaurant is perfect for a casual weekend lunch or dinner on any evening. Our head chef, Phil Yates, changes the menu every week using the best in-season produce available from our local suppliers. We offer both classic favourites and more creative dishes and our traditional Sunday lunch roast. If you are celebrating a birthday, an engagement, a wedding anniversary or a family occasion we have a number of private dining rooms and promise to make the event special for you. On sunny days, you can dine on our terrace overlooking the garden.

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our head chef

Phil Yates is Head Chef of Keavil House Hotel and manages the kitchen team of our Botanist Restaurant.

Phil brings a wealth of experience to the cooking at Keavil House Hotel and has been serving up award winning dishes for over 20 years. Phil cooks with fresh local produce from Fife and Scotland and believes few places have a better natural larder than the farms, hills, seas and rivers of Scotland. 

Our restaurant menus are inspired by Phil’s belief that when dining out you should experience food that you don’t cook in your own home and that you should leave feeling satisfied and surprised.

Phil Yates - Our Head Chef
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Scottish seasonal dishes & classic grills

Our menus change regularly every week and always offer a carefully chosen selection of Scottish seasonal dishes in addition to classic grills and the very best aged steaks. We offer everything from the best gourmet burgers to classic dishes and our Sunday lunch menu always offers a traditional roast.

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christmas & hogmanay

Festive Dining

Even more so this year, Christmas and New Year is a time to get together with family or friends. It’s a time to give everyone a rest from home cooking and home eating and to get out, relax and enjoy delicious, festive, gourmet food.

Throughout December we are offering our special set price festive lunch and dinner menus and as usual on Christmas Day we are offering our gourmet lunch in the Botanist Restaurant, in our private dining rooms and in our Mountbatten Suite. Unfortunately, this year, due to restrictions, we will not be offering our family buffet lunch on Christmas Day.

On Hogmanay, we will offer a delicious gourmet dinner in our Botanist restaurant and private dining rooms. You can reserve a table at any time between 6.00pm and 8.00pm and when you are ready to go home from 10.00pm to celebrate Hogmanay, we’ll send you off with a complimentary bottle of chilled Champagne per couple.We understand the uncertainty that you will have for booking this year so we are offering totally flexible bookings for December dining.

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Special celebrations

The Botanist restaurant is perfect for all types of celebrations and occasions. You can reserve a romantic table for two for an anniversary or special occasion or you can reserve one ofour private dining rooms for family & friends celebrations for birthdays, christenings, wedding anniversaries and retirements.

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