The Botanist’s new bar and restaurant in Bath has opened its doors with over 400 guests present at its launch party.
The 8000 sq ft bar and restaurant has opened in the city’s Grade II listed Octagon building offering a menu of deli, grill and rotisserie dishes as well as bringing an eclectic mix of cocktails, craft ales and beers to the city.
Steaks and burgers, deli boards and salads will feature on the menu along with The Botanist’s own ‘Hanging Kebabs’, vegetarian and vegan options will also be available along with a Sunday roast. The restaurant will be open seven days a week, with bookings now being taken online.
The Octagon has a long history in Bath, having been built in 1766 as a private chapel. It remained in use as a chapel until the late 19th Century, after which it became one of the most well known antique shops in Europe, Mallet and Sons. The building has also served as a rations dispensary and air raid warden’s building during WWII and a photographic gallery.
As part of its launch, the company will be supporting the local Jessie May charity, which provides hospice at home care for terminally ill children in the area and will be donating 25p from every children’s meal sold at The Botanist to the charity.
The Botanist will be open seven days a week, Sunday to Wednesday from 12pm until 12am, with later opening on Thursday until 1am, and Fridays and Saturdays until 1.30am. From Easter, the restaurant will be serving brunch from 9.30am.