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:

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 | @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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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:

OLYMPIA, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

Stand number:

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

A Royal Toast

​Celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with us by raising a toast with her favourite tipple, a Dubonnet gin cocktail. Plus, enjoy our take on her favourite childhood treat, Jam Pennies, which we’re serving deep fried with vanilla ice cream, coulis and fresh strawberries. A royally good combination which is strictly for your pleasure for just £15!

Available from Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th at The Well, The White Swan, The Gun, The Jugged Hare, One Canada Square, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, Ealing Park Tavern, The Six Bells, The Botanist Sloane Square and The Botanist Broadgate Circle.

‘Get Battered’ for National Fish and Chip Day

​Quite frankly, one day just isn’t enough to pay homage to the nation’s favourite dish of fish and chips. ​​Which is why, from today until Friday 3rd June, we’re inviting you to drop anchor with us and enjoy our beer battered cod, hand cut chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce for just £7.50!

Available in the pub at The White Swan, The Well, The Six BellsThe Gun and Ealing Park Tavern for lunch and dinner.


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British Beef Week- Whole-y White Park Cow


White Park cattle originate from the wild forest cattle that once roamed the forests of Europe and they have been in Britain for well over 2,000 years. When the Normans arrived in the 11th Century, they created enclosed parks for the native wild white

cattle, which they hunted for their prized meat. The oldest herd in Britain today has been em-parked in Northumberland since the 13th century.

White Park Heiffers under Hornbeam



It was a loin of White Park beef that King James I knighted “Sir Loin”. During the Second World War, White Park cattle were so rare that Winston Churchill, under the threat of German invasion in 1940, sent three cows and a bull to the USA to ensure the survival of the breed. In 1973 the White park breed was were so rare, with only 58 animals remaining in Britain, that it became the emblem of the newly formed Rare Breeds Survival Trust.



White Park are still a rare breed, with less than 700 White Park cows registered. Our supplier, Mark Leatham has dedicated the last eight years to rearing the breed at Lyons Hill Farm near Dorchester. He is committed to increasing the numbers of this beautiful breed through selective breeding and developing a market for its excellent meat, with the aim of one day removing the breed from its current classification as a “Rare Breed”.

Uncompromising in his efforts to achieve the best flavour in beef, the cattle are grazed on pastures of mixed grasses and they are given plenty of time, well over three years, for their full flavour to mature naturally. Through this approach he has slowly built up his herd and carved a market in the industry, with White Park beef now appearing on the menus of some of the most noted restaurants in London.


In the words of Mark, “once you’ve eaten it, you won’t be shy of coming back for a second helping”!


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