The Botanist bar and restaurant on Sloane Square in London has closed for approximately 10 weeks to undergo an extensive refurbishment by owner ETM Group and design firm Russell Sage Studio.
The venue will re-open in early October with a new look serving an all-day brasserie-style menu from newly appointed executive chef Ameya Bhalekar.
Bhalekar was formerly a senior sous chef at Caprice Holdings' 34 Mayfair and Soho House's High Road House. Alongside the new food offering, there will be a strong focus on Champagne, wine and botanical cocktails.
Russell Sage Studio, the designers behind ETM's Aviary, Greenwood and Botanist Broadgate Circle, as well as the Zetter Townhouse, Savoy Grill and Social Eating House, will create a new design featuring a focal 45-seater bar with an expansive brass overhead display.
A colour palette of navy, green and rose will be introduced, while the site's heritage is acknowledged through prints and bespoke botanical tiles inspired by physician, naturalist and collector Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection providing the foundation for the British Museum.
Tom Martin, director at ETM Group, said: "The Botanist was one of our first ETM venues and is a much-loved piece of the Sloane Square landscape. As we enter our 10th year of trading, we feel it is a great time to revitalise one of our most successful venues, ensuring it continues to thrive by providing our loyal customers with a current and engaging offer."
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