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Peyton and Byrne to launch new café at Kew Gardens

12 July 2016 by
Peyton and Byrne to launch new café at Kew Gardens

Peyton and Byrne is set to open its fifth catering venue at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew next month.

The Botanical will be Kew Gardens' first all-day table service restaurant. It will join the caterer's four other outlets at the visitor attraction: the Orangery restaurant, Victoria Plaza café, White Peaks café and the Pavilion.

Expected to open in mid-August, the 130-cover restaurant located in the 19th century building formerly known as Museum No.1, will occupy 3,300 sq ft.

It will feature an 80-cover dining terrace overlooking the Palm House Conservatory and pond, as well as a bar and private dining room.

Drawing reference to the building's previous use, it will include original museum artefacts and archives alongside Edwardian and colonial style furniture.

The predominantly plant-based British menu, created by executive chef Lawrence Keogh, who was appointed in May this year, will reflect the restaurant's location and put an emphasis on natural, seasonal ingredients.

The bar at the Botanical will specialise in gin and vermouth, with home-made plant-infused spirits and Kew-inspired botanical cocktails such as the Kew Negroni. Artisan and craft beers will also be available.

Oliver Peyton, the founder of Peyton and Byrne said: "We are delighted to have expanded our portfolio at Kew Gardens. This is a really exciting new project, and we look forward to working closely with Kew to grow the ‘Why Plants Matter' concept through the dishes we will serve and the ambient restaurant space we will create."

The restaurant will be taking bookings for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner every day.

Peyton and Byrne provides catering at several London visitor attractions including the Royal Academy of Arts, National Gallery, Wallace Collection, Institute of Contemporary Arts, St James's Park, the British Library and the Lyric Hammersmith.

Kew Gardens attracts 1.35 million visitors a year.

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