A new branch of the Botanist will be opened in the former shopping centre in the central square of Coventry Water Tower, which has established itself as a thriving restaurant quarter in recent years. It will join restaurant chains Wagamama, Las Iguanas and Cosy Club – which have all enjoyed success in the city centre site – in February 2019.
The new site in Cathedral Lanes will be the 16th Botanist bar opened by NWTC, whose portfolio also includes Manchester’s the Oast House, the Smugglers Cove in Liverpool and the Trading House in London, alongside the chain of botanical cocktail specialists.
The new bar and restaurant – offering deli, rotisserie and grill inspired food – will cater for 320 guests and will offer an extensive collection of beers and ales from around the world to complement its floral-inspired cocktail range – the linchpin of an award-winning drinks menu.
NWTC chief executive Chris Hill said: “We can’t wait to open the doors to the people of Coventry, especially because we know the community here has such a passion for food and drink.
“The combination of award-winning cocktails along with our extensive menu has something for everyone and we’re positive the Botanist will bring a unique vibe to the city.”
The new Coventry location will create new roles across management, front of house and kitchen staff, with further information on recruitment to be announced next year, and adds to the list of Botanist bars based in the Midlands and north of England, including locations in Salford’s MediaCityUK;York; Sheffield; and Newcastle – which won the Best Managed Award at the 2016 Great British Pub Awards.
As reported by The Morning Advertiser, NWTC recently announced its sales for the year ended 31 March 2017 had increased by 33% to £40.1m, and that its operating profit had increased by 41% to £5.1m, with new openings playing a significant role.