A new bar is to be opened in Bristol by New World Trading Company, specialising in “fresh and aromatic” cocktails as well as ales alongside food.
The Florist is due to open its doors in early 2018 after a complete revamp of the site in Park Street that was home to bar and restaurant Goldbrick House until its closure last year.
The new bar and restaurant, with capacity of over 200, promises “an uplifting experience for all guests that charms the senses” with touches of vintage elegance. It will also host live music in the evenings.
The interior will make the most of the early 19th-century Georgian-style Grade II-listed building, which was once a bakery, combining the old with the new. The brief is to have an elegant mix of beautiful, harmonious colour and patterns alongside natural, tactile textures, from smooth and shiny surfaces to soft ribbons, coarse string and crinkly wrapping paper for a touch of nature and warmth.
As well as familiar favourites, the cocktail menu will feature “surprising seasonal twists from the garden along with herbal-enhanced drinks”. It will also have a range of over 60 beers from around the world. The food menu will focus on deli, rotisserie and grill-inspired dishes.
Chris Hill, CEO of New World Trading Company (NWTC), said: “We are excited to be opening our first Florist in a community which has such a passion for food and drink.
“We feel our combination of award-winning cocktails and tempting food will deliver something quite unique to the city. We are very much looking forward to immersing ourselves in local life.”
The Florist will bring new jobs including a range of positions in management, front of house and within the kitchen. Further information on recruitment will be announced in 2018.
Nicholas Calfe, director of the Bristol office of property specialist Christie & Co, which handled the letting for the site, said. “When we first saw the site, NWTC were high on the list of possible tenants as the premises are quirky and stylish with high ceilings, wood panelling and many other original features including the orangery.”