Aviary – Now open!

Flock to the top of the capital’s hottest new rooftop destination, Aviary, opening with an exclusive 50% off food soft launch offer from Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th December (inclusive).

Perched on the 10th floor of the new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square with enviable views out over the City, we’re taking dining to new a whole new level with our first sky-high restaurant and terrace bar.

Tables for the four-day soft launch are available for lunch and dinner by reservation only via: info@aviarylondon.com / 020 3873 4060.

Nestled between the City and Shoreditch, the 6,000 sq ft rooftop dining destination designed by Russell Sage Studio features an impressive central bar which elegantly divides the stylish restaurant area from the opulent bar lounge. The eclectic interiors bring the outdoors in with hanging planters alongside gold drinks cases, plush single seating and relaxed banquettes creating a bright, vibrant vibe. Meanwhile, comfortable lounge seating out on the heated terrace provides spectacular views of some of London’s most iconic buildings.

Head Chef Dan Loftin, previously of Kensington Place, will be serving only the highest quality British meat sourced from small livestock farmers using the best of the UK’s heritage breeds, for example, White Park cattle from Dorset and Longhorn cows from the Lake District.

All fish will be responsibly sourced from south coast day boats and British fishing ports, wherever possible. The prime meat cuts and fish served on-the-bone will be cooked over live charcoal at temperatures of up to 550°C in Aviary’s cast iron Bertha coal oven to ensure the best possible flavour, compared to traditional cooking methods.

An array of beautifully crafted cocktails will embrace a botanic theme using natural ingredients such as Manuka honey in a fresh and innovative way. Presented in stylish copper tankards and extra special copper pineapple sharing serves, the unique creations will feature alongside a comprehensive wine and beer list.

Aviary is our second venue to open in the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, with café, bar and restaurant, Burdock on the ground floor, which opened last month. Burdock offers an approachable, casual menu of small plates and sharing dishes, again using the very best of British seasonal produce.

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National Pheasant Week returns!

National Pheasant Week returns this Monday 14th – Sunday 20th November and we’re continuing our crusade to ensure this local, healthy and versatile meat becomes a prominent feature of restaurant menus and home cooks during the open season.

​​Join our mission and indulge in one of our delicious pheasant specials across eight of our London restaurants and pubs, including:

One Canada Square – Yorkshire hen pheasant and Morteau sausage ballotine, glazed figs, parsnip, pine nuts £19

The Botanist Broadgate Circle – Kentucky fried pheasant, BBQ sauce, honey cornbread £16.50

Chiswell Street Dining Rooms – Yorkshire pheasant boudin blanc, woodland mushrooms, Brussels leaves, cobnuts, game jus £19

The Well – Roast breast of Yorkshire hen pheasant, braised leg pie, kale, red wine jus £16

The White Swan – Roast breast of Yorkshire pheasant, poached leg, ash baked celeriac, crispy kale, fig jus £17

The Botanist Sloane Square – Roast breast and braised leg of Yorkshire hen pheasant, sweet potato Boulangère, spiced apple and red cabbage, Port jus £26

Ealing Park Tavern – Pheasant curry, coconut and sweet potato, cashew and spinach pilaf £16

Finger Lickin’ Pheasant Bucket is back at The Jugged Hare!
Put down those turkey twizzlers and step away from the fried chicken! It’s time to taste London’s hottest fast food fad – the Finger Lickin’ Pheasant Bucket (£15). Grab a group of mates and get stuck into eight moreish pieces of pheasant, coated in The Jugged Hare’s secret spice mix, deep-fried and served with hand-cut chips and freshly-made coleslaw.
Available at The Jugged Hare only​

​​​​Whether you’re cooking, eating or shooting pheasant, then why not post a picture, share a tweet or even get creative and upload a video. Use the hashtag #pheasantweek and one plucky pheasant lover will win a meal for four at The Jugged Hare!

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Coming Soon – Aviary

Perching on the 10th floor of the new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel on Finsbury Square with enviable views out over the City, we’re taking dining to new a whole new level with our first sky-high restaurant and terrace bar.

The restaurant offers a modern brasserie menu for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, afternoon tea and bar food throughout the day, alongside a refined selection of botanical cocktails, craft ales and lagers and international wines.

Visit the website today and sign up to our mailing list and and if you’re one of the first 100 people to join, you’ll will receive an invite to our exclusive terrace launch party!

Opening mid-late November

Aviary is our second venue to open in the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, with Burdock on the ground floor having opened last month.

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Burdock – Now open!

You’ve had your fair share of game at The Jugged Hare, sipped cocktails at The Botanist Sloane Square and now we’re set to unveil our brand new hot-spot to fall in love with – Burdock.

Offering an approachable, casual menu of small plates and sharing dishes using the very best of British seasonal produce, our latest City café, bar and restaurant is the place for foodies to flock to seven days a week.

Officially opening on Tuesday 11th October on the ground floor of the new Montcalm Hotel on Finsbury Square, Burdock promises to bring a vibrant burst of charm and sophistication to local creatives and suited City workers alike, along with 50% off food for lunchtimes for a limited time only.

From Tuesday 11th October – Sunday 16th October, you can enjoy 50% off food for lunch only (midday – 5pm).

The restaurant will champion rare breeds from Lake District farmers, game from Yorkshire and Scotland, wild fish from Brixham and stunning Italian produce from Oliverilli. Highlights will include small plates of octopus, potato and paprika and venison meatballs with blue cheese and pickled garlic. Monkfish kiev and curried slaw; pork belly with lobster and a juicy double cheese burger with BBQ onions feature under the large plates section. Superfood salads served in jars and freshly prepared sandwiches and wraps will also be available. A dedicated juice bar will keep you going throughout the day with grab ‘n’ go items such as freshly-blended smoothies, juices, pastries, muffins and hot drinks; whilst those looking for an added sugar fix should look no further than the incredible Freak Shakes loaded with ice cream, bourbon biscuits, doughnut bombs and lashings of sweet sauce.

Burdock operates a no reservations policy for under eight people, bar or dining reservations for larger groups can be made via: info@burdocklondon.com.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 6.30am to midnight
Saturday – 7am to midnight
Sunday – 7am to midnight

The Montcalm Royal London House Hotel
22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX
T: 020 3873 4050
www.burdocklondon.com | @BurdockLDN

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Coming Soon – Burdock

Burdock at the latest Montcalm Hotel in Finsbury Square, is a brand new City café, bar and restaurant.

 

From grab-and-go takeaway breakfasts and fresh smoothies and juices in the morning, casual lunches and dinners of small plates and sharing dishes, all day spaces for creative work and meetings to cocktails and tank beers from Long Arm Brewing Co for post-work drinks, Burdock is sure to become a weekday favourite and weekend destination.

 

Visit the website today and sign up to our mailing list and you’ll receive a complimentary pint of Long Arm Brewing Co. beer when we open our doors!

 

Opening mid-late October 

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British Food Fortnight, Saturday 17th September – Sunday 2nd October

With British Food Fortnight (Saturday 17th September – Sunday 2nd October) already in full swing, it’s time to take a bow and celebrate with us, as we bring forgotten British favourites back into favour and onto our plates at our nine London restaurants and pubs, from today and for a limited time only.

The Botanist Sloane Square
~ White Park Beef hotpot, bone marrow and roasted roots

Th​​​​e Botanist Broadgate Circle​​​
​~ Dexter beef cobbler, greens
The Jugged Hare​, Barbican
~ Jugged hare​, creamed mashed potatoes, cabbage and bacon
Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, Barbican
~ Pork faggots, pease pudding, caramelised onion gravy
One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
​~ Verjuice jellied eel, pickled quail egg, parsley vinaigrette
​~ Hebridean lamb cawl, dulse broth, Gentleman’s relish shortbread
Ealing Park Tavern, South Ealing
~ Steak and kidney pudding, Jersey rock oyster, stout gravy and parsley mash
​~ Eccles cakes with Lancashire cheese
The White Swan, Farringdon/Holborn
​~ Wild Suffolk venison frumenty (one of England’s oldest dishes dating back to medieval times)
The Well, Clerkenwell
~ Mock turtle stew, cabbage and mash

At The Hat and Tun in Hatton Garden, enjoy a revival of a traditional pie and mash shop, with pie, mash and lashings of liquor, plus a refreshing pint for just £8.

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Sipsmith Summer Cup on us

Whether it’s hot and humid or wet and windy this Bank Holiday weekend, we’ve got just the treat to help bring a taste of summer to your staycation.

​​​​Join us for lunch or dinner at The Botanist Sloane Square, The Jugged Hare, The Well and Ealing Park Tavern, from Saturday 27th – Monday 29th August and we’ll treat you to a refreshing Sipsmith Summer Cup. ​With notes of Earl Grey, lemon verbena and cucumber, this gin tipple, served with lashings of lemonade, is the perfect British summertime pick me up.

Simply quote “Sipsmith Summer Cup” when booking.​​

​​​​Terms: available from Saturday 27th – Monday 29th August when dining with a minimum one main course

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Slider Decider 2016

Saturday 10th September

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From midday on Saturday 10th September, some of the UK’s most talented and creative chefs will gather at foodie-hub Broadgate Circle to showcase their slider skills and discover who deserves the ultimate title of Slider Decider Champion 2016.

Celebrate all things “Slider” as the chefs rotate on a number of slider stations around the circle selling their unique creations hot off the grills, throughout the day. Guests attending will be able to purchase books of five slider tokens for £15 (all sliders priced at just £3 each), then once the winner has been crowned, continue the festival spirit and grab a drink from one of the outside bars whilst live music plays into the night.

From the huge number of entrants that fought to make the shortlist, 16 have been selected including last year’s returning champ Adam Rawson, formerly Pachamama, who is hoping to hold onto his crown with his “Global Traveller” – aged Basque beef patty, truffle aioli, wild rocket, balsamic onions, pancetta and gorgonzola. Other innovative and downright delicious creations will be available to try from Ben Waugh (Maze Grill), Jacques Fourie (Ember Yard), José Pizzaro, 2014’s Slider Decider winner Tim Anderson and The Botanist Broadgate Circle’s Jay Pullum.

Hosted by journalist and food writer Joe Warwick, all finalists will fight it out in front of food fans from across the capital and a stellar line-up of judges: Alexi Duggins, Editor at Large of Time Out; Jamie Klingler, Founder of National Burger Day and Publishing Manager of Shortlist’s Mr Hyde; Metro restaurant critic Andy Lynes and Mike Gibson, Associate Editor of Foodism.
Not only this, all guests attending will become judges themselves. Everyone will receive three ‘Champion Slider’ stickers to assign to their favourite sliders throughout the event. The chef with the most by 4pm will be crowned the ‘People’s Choice Winner’. The Botanist Broadgate Circle’s new outside bar and Long Arm Brewing Co. will be offering a selection of chilled drinks throughout the event.

Take your Saturday afternoon, sandwich it between two brioche buns, and take a big bite – it doesn’t get tastier than this.

#SliderDecider / @BotanistEC2
The Botanist Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS
T: 020 3058 9888

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CHEER UP LONDON, THE BEERS ARE ON US

It’s been a turbulent couple of weeks, first we were knocked off kilter by Brexit, then Boris’ ambitions took a dressing down from Gove and, all the while, we’ve been left wondering where on earth our British summer has gone.

​There’s a lot to be gloomy about but one thing’s for sure, you can count on us to lift your spirits with a warm welcome and, for the rest of this week only, FREE BEER!

​​Dine at any ETM Group venue from today, Tuesday 5th July – Sunday 10th July and enjoy a complimentary pint or bottle of Long Arm Brewing Co. beer on presentation of this email or quote “free beer” when booking.

​​Terms: offer applies to dinner bookings only when ordering a minimum of one main course. One free pint or bottle per person. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

ETM Group and COREcruitment at Imbibe Live

On Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July, ETM Group will be joining forces with COREcruitment to exhibit at Imbibe Live, where more than 10,000 of the UK’s leading drinks professionals join together for an incredible two days dedicated to all things liquid.

We will be on the hunt for hot new talent to join ETM Group in both front and back of house roles. Are you looking to take your next step in your career and looking for a new opportunity with plenty of training and development? If so, then this is the perfect opportunity to meet with a member of our Head Office team who will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the career options available.

Registration to the exhibition is free. Simply follow the below link and complete the registration form: http://bit.ly/28Vs7Zu

Address:
OLYMPIA, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

Stand number:
D32

Opening times:
Monday 4th July – 10.00-17.00
Tuesday 5th July – 10.00 – 17.00