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Florist blossoms

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The Florist blossoms

Award winning bar and restaurant brand The Florist is blossoming, with the opening of two new venues – one Bristol and the other in Liverpool.

The Bristol venue is located on Park Street in a Grade II listed building, offering guests a sensual floral experience.

The building, formerly occupied by Goldbrick House, has its roots firmly planted in the core principles of floristry. Guests can expect to be well and truly charmed by the carefully crafted experience designed to awaken the senses with an abundance of flowers flowing across the three storey space.

The delicate blossom is perfectly coupled with the tactile rustic textures, from smooth and shiny surfaces to coarse string and crinkly paper, perfectly set off by the classic architecture of the historic building.

To create a truly unique space, The Florist has collaborated with local artists to bring the walls of the building to life with a number of bespoke pieces.

Bristol-based contemporary artist Gemma Compton and graffiti artist Jody Thomas were hand-picked by The Florist as the inspiration behind their previous work is harmonious with those of the brand.

The highlight of The Florist is, of course, its bespoke food and drink menu. The extensive cocktail menu is inspired by the three key styles of floristry: English Summer Garden, Ikebana and Modern Contemporary, with drinks that not only taste amazing, but look special too.

Whether it’s a fresh cocktail infused with herbal twists from the garden, or one of The Florist’s 60 beers, drinkers are spoilt for choice.

The food menu is just as vibrant, consisting of mouth-watering deli, rotisserie and grill-inspired dishes, with plenty of gluten free, dairy free and vegan options to cater for all, no matter the dietary preference.

Those wishing to enhance their sensory experience can partake of The Florist’s bespoke masterclasses. Guests can enjoy expertly-led experiences in the crafts of cocktails, floristry, photography and gin and ale tastings.

Situated within the former Royal School for the Blind, an 1850’s Grade II listed building on Hardman Street in Liverpool, the second new The Florist opened its doors at the beginning of 2018.

The décor is an impressive take on the old and the new, with the combination of Victorian touches, coupled with a striking large central staircase and cosy open fires.

The space is an elegant mix of beautiful, harmonious colour and patterns, alongside natural, inviting, tactile textures. From smooth and shiny surfaces and materials to create cool and calm, to soft ribbons, coarse string and crinkly wrapping paper for a touch of nature and warmth.

Throughout the building guests will discover fragrant, uplifting, evocative scents from subtly perfumed room diffusers, to fresh fruit and herbs.

This venue too, offers a selection of incredible cocktails and world ale, alongside a vibrant food menu that’s complete with deli, rotisserie and grill-inspired delights.

Chris Hill, CEO of The New World Trading Company said: “We were excited to open our second The Florist in the former Old Blind School pub. The Florist will be following in the success of our other venues, The Club House and Smugglers Cove.”

A third venue for The Florist will open in Watford later this year.

For more information about The Florist, please visit: www.theflorist.uk.com

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