An upmarket bar, known for its "innovative cocktail-making and beautiful green interiors" is set to open a new location in the North East. 

The Botanist, an award-winning chain watering hole, is now hiring a full team to run operations at its new site in Sunderland's Keel Square. 

Sunderland’s winers-and-diners can look forward to The Botanist’s feel-good food, reviving botany-inspired cocktails and signature hanging kebabs that "they’ll want to keep going back for".

The Botanist is now hiring a full team to run operations at its new Keel Square site, with over 60 roles available.   

Working towards opening in early 2024, the brand is looking for front and back-of-house staff, from chefs to servers to bartenders, and encourages creativity, individuality and personal flair from its team members.  

Roles are also advertised for a restaurant manager, bar manager and junior sous chef to join the growing team.   

Rachel Guy, central operations manager at New World Trading Company added, “Our stunning new bar & restaurant brings the opportunity for exceptional individuals to join The Botanist journey and bring our unique brand to life in Sunderland, with the help of award-winning training.  

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“Our in-house Management Academy & Future Managers programme offers transparent career pathways and the chance to progress across our nationwide brand family.”  

The owners believe that live music is "another key ingredient" in helping to create a relaxed social space, ideal for family meals, after-work drinks, sophisticated evenings with friends and celebrating special occasions.  

As part of its aspirations to create the ideal environment, the brand is also on the hunt for talented local musicians, across a range of genres including rock, pop, soul and R&B, to join its roster of artists in delivering live entertainment at the new bar and restaurant.