05 Sep 2017

The Botanist announces opening date for Nottingham bar and restaurant - and there are 50 jobs up for grabs

The Botanist has announced an opening date for its quirky new bar and restaurant in the former Fire and Ice building in West Bridgford.

Opening its doors to the public on October 9, the innovative concept draws inspiration from all things botanical, with a cocktail menu boasting over 45 creations, many with a plant-based twist.

Fifty new jobs in the kitchen, bar and front-of-house will be created by the new venture and with pub operator New World Trading Company named tenth in the top 100 places to work in 2017 by the Sunday Times, there's expected to be significant interest in the positions.

The venue, in Bridgford Road, will be the 16th Botanist for the award-winning company.

General manager David Derney, who joins the West Bridgford venue from The Botanist in Sheffield, is looking forward to revealing the pub’s unique offer.

“We have always loved the vibrancy of Nottingham and we really saw a home for The Botanist here in West Bridgford, not only to bring our own distinctive and unique flavour to the area but also to compliment a buzzing and cultural scene already thriving here.

“We are really excited about the transformation currently taking place and we can’t wait to welcome the first guests and watch their reactions as they step through our doors for the first time.

“It’s great to be a part of the West Bridgford scene and our location on Bridgford Road is always busy.

"Our future customers will love being able to stop by for a daytime coffee, an after-work cocktail with a twist or an evening bite to eat from our carefully crafted and popular food menu, enjoyed against a backdrop of great live music.”

Sitting alongside its impressive array of world-famous beers and ales, the extensive cocktail menu sees fresh fruit, herbs and spirits expertly mixed and muddled to deliver an array of unique infusions.

“We pride ourselves on offering a cocktail to spark the interest of each and every customer,” said David.

“Our menu includes long and short cocktails, flutes, martinis and a range of interesting non-alcoholic options.”

Customers can expect a botanical twist on classic favourites, such as Rhubarb and Gin Old Fashioned or a Green Pepper and Grapefruit Daiquiri.

The food menu boast home comforts such as prawn and chicken gumbo, deli boards and The Botanist’s famous hanging kebabs.

The atmospheric surroundings will be brought to life with regular live music, with the venue playing host to evening gigs, as well as chilled out Sunday afternoon sessions.

Click for source article from Nottingham Post