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The Scented Botanist Bistro, Perfumery & plant Shop

Visitor Reviews

“We called in whilst on holiday. Didn’t know what to expect, we just wanted some lunch.  We had the most beautiful meal. Enjoyed every mouthful.  Well worth a visit for lunch. I sat watching the chef prepare the meals, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a perfectionist. It was lovely to watch him take such care. We will definitely be back. Thankyou to the lovely girls that served us too.”

Review by Sue Orme

“Lovely place to wander around. Great little cafe with fabulous food.”

Review by Jennifer Robinson

“Exceeded our expectations. We had delicious mushroom soup followed by the vegan roll and roasted veg both with beautiful and delicious salad garnished with flower petals. Couldn’t resist the desserts – purple iced brownies with violets and the vegan lemon cake lovely light and beautiful.”

Review by Denise Ingrem

Food Gallery

Our Perfumery & Plant shop stocks a full range of perfumes that have been produced on the estate.  Available in 15ml -100ml bottles. We also sell a selection of inside or outside scented and unusual plants. 

At The Scented Botanist, our contemporary bistro, we strive not only to bring you great quality food in a beautiful, relaxed environment, but also to create menus which are adventurous, inspiring and wonderfully fragrant!  Please reserve a table online for inside or outside dining with table service.  Alternatively book a picnic online or enjoy a barista coffee, one of our delicious filled croissants or a piece of homemade cake.

OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM (Lunch 12-3pm)

If you’re booking within 24 hours then please call 01258 786022 to book a table.

Please specify whether you would like an inside or outside table. 

Please note that outside tables are under an awning and weather dependant.

Tables are booked for the period of one and a half hours and we would ask you to be considerate and vacate promptly.

Thank you. 

*Please note that only food bought on the premises may be eaten on site.

Garden Inspiration

Our chefs take their inspiration from the gardens – many of the ingredients integral to our dishes are produced on the estate – from fruit, flowers, leaves and herbs to honey and cordials.

Beyond that we’re dedicated to finding the finest quality fresh ingredients that we can source from local suppliers, because we believe our customers will taste the difference.

Available for Hire

The Scented Botanist is available to hire for private or corporate events, and is a wonderful, relaxed and memorable venue for celebrations and special occasions.

We can cater for everything from drinks and canapé receptions, to a full dining experience, with menus tailored to your requirements.

Call us on 01258 786022
or email enquiries@keynestonmill.com to make a reservation.