Happy first birthday to our lovely friends, The Botanist Media City!
It’s no secret that One Manchester is partial to an onion petal or a hanging kebab, or two. (Or salt and pepper chips…or Cumberland chipolatas with honey and sesame…) And The Botanist is certainly our go-to for a refreshing gin cocktail with a botanical touch. So of course, we’ve been looking forward to The Botanist’s first birthday party for weeks.
As industry seeps steadily up Chapel Street and into Salford, MediaCity is quickly becoming not just a hub of media and production, but a pioneering capital of contemporary hospitality. Recent developments like The Botanist and The Alchemist are benchmarks of this progression, helping to drive nightlife towards MediaCity and transforming the area into a place of both work and play in equal measure.
On Thursday 6th September, we gathered across The Botanist’s beautiful greenhouse space and balcony and enjoyed signature cocktails as well as delights from Sipsmith and Disaronno’s pop up bars. We loved learning about the intriguing history of botanical gin from genuinely engaging bar staff…did you know that there are gin companies that ran for centuries making absolutely no money, because of regulations on how much gin they could make each year? Truly admirable dedication – and we must say – it was worth those years.
We look forward to celebrating many more birthdays at The Botanist MediaCity in their forthcoming years of success.