The New World Trading Company is to open a Botanist restaurant on Manchester's Deansgate this summer.
The new venue will replace the bar and restaurant Label, which was a Stonegate Pub Company business run on the same 10,500 sq ft site. The new lease has been signed for 25 years.
The restaurant will now undergo a £1m refit and re-open as a Botanist in early summer, making it the fourth in the brand's portfolio. This also includes Alderley Edge in Cheshire, a site in Trinity Leeds, one in Liverpool, and another due to open in Chester later this month.
The menu will be deli-style, including a barbecue and rotisserie dishes, plus over 40 bottled beers and ciders, cask ales and a selection of cocktails.
It will be the sixth bar from The New World Trading Company, which is backed by Living Ventures founders Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts. The company also runs the Oast House, in Spinningfields, Manchester.
Managing director Chris Hill said that he was delighted to bring the brand to Manchester.
Earlier this year, the company announced plans for widespread expansion. Backed by over £2m from Lloyds Banking Group, it said it hoped to open five sites in 2014 including Manchester, plus locations in London, Birmingham and Glasgow.