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Botanico celebrates its first Christmas with new festive menu

After an incredible first few weeks, Botanico, the exciting new eatery in the heart of Woolton Village, is looking forward to its first Christmas.

Thousands of customers have visited the Italian restaurant since it opened last month, with a daily average of 500 guests, and something for everyone, from a delicious breakfast and brunch menu to all-day wood-fired pizzas and an evening bistro offering.

It is now adding a beautiful festive menu to make it even more magical, making it the ideal place to celebrate such a special season for families, groups of friends, and couples.

Donato Cillo, who with son Antonio created Botanico as well as Liverpool’s popular Italian Quarter in the city centre, said:

“We have been overwhelmed by the response to Botanico, and the welcome we have received from so many people.

“And the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

“Guests have got to know us for our classic brunch dishes and our delicate and delicious Afternoon Tea, as well as our evening bistro menu, and so now we can’t wait to share Christmas with our new friends, and invite them to celebrate the festive season with us.”

The decorations are up, and Botanico, which is both family and dog-friendly, is looking better than ever to provide a stunning backdrop to any celebration, and the Botanico Christmas Menu is just as dazzling.

Botanico celebrates its first Christmas with new festive menu

Starters include roasted tomato soup with homemade sourdough bread, chicken wings with a sweet chilli and honey glaze, and focaccia with mozzarella and garlic butter, garlic butter, or tomato and garlic butter.

Main courses include pasta dishes such as Penne Arrabbiata, penne pasta in a spicy sauce with chilli and garlic, and a classic Beef Lasagna, as well as mouthwatering meat and fish dishes such as Pork Belly, served with a potato terrine, celeriac puree, apple sauce, and a red wine jus, and Grilled Seabass Fillet, served with roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and a tarragon sauce.

There will be a Cake of the Day for dessert, as always at Botanico, thanks to their talented pastry team that bakes all desserts and pastries fresh each day, alongside favourites like homemade authentic panettone served with zabione cream or homemade sticky toffee pudding with vanilla gelato.

The Botanico Christmas Menu, which is available daily from 5pm for parties of eight or more, costs £29.95 per person for three courses and is available from Monday, November 27, until December 30 (excluding Christmas Day).

Botanico celebrates its first Christmas with new festive menu

Donato, 48, and Antonio Cillo, 48, have both been in the hospitality industry since they were 13 years old. And both his father and his 24-year-old son, who is originally from Potenza, Italy, are committed to promoting authentic Italian cuisine throughout Merseyside and beyond.

Since 2010, their Italian Quarter in the city centre has been well-known for venues such as Brunchin, Hey Farina, P&D Gran Caffe, Antonietta Cakes, and Gelato, creating a bustling hub for Italian delicacies and dishes.

And it’s the talented team at Antonietta Bakery, led by Donato’s wife and Antonio’s mother, Antonietta, who make Botanico’s croissants, cannolis, pastries, macarons, cakes, and sourdough breads fresh every day, for consumption in the restaurant or takeaway.

Botanico, which has already created 25 jobs, has a capacity of 90 in the main restaurant and an additional 30 in the dedicated tea room.

To book for the Botanico Christmas Menu click here or you can call 0151 203 6280 for tables of 8 and above. Gift vouchers are also available to purchase at the restaurant.


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