The Botanist Newcastle general manager Andrew Shiel-RedfernThe New World Trading Company are set to arrive in Newcastle city centre this December with the highly-anticipated opening of The Botanist. Set across the top two floors of the Monument Mall development, the impressive 8,000sq ft bar and restaurant venue will create up to 100 new jobs in the region.

The Newcastle venue will be the fifth Botanist to open and will mark the company’s expansion into the North East, alongside its four existing operations in Leeds, Manchester, Chester and Alderley Edge.

Prior to its launch on 15 December, an investment of £75,000 will be dedicated to staff training alone – a factor which has seen its parent groupLiving Ventures, named 9th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For in 2013.

The New World Trading Company managing director Chris Hill said: “We are delighted to bring The Botanist to Newcastle. We’ve got a fantastic location right in the heart of the city so we can’t wait to get started and add to the vibrant leisure and hospitality offering that, as a destination, Newcastle is renowned for.”

Sarah Stewart, chief executive at NewcastleGateshead Initiative said: “The bar and restaurant scene is enjoying a real boom on both sides of the River Tyne and is a clear sign we’re emerging from the recession.

“Investor confidence in NewcastleGateshead is high, with new ventures emerging along the Quayside, at Trinity Square and of course in Monument Mall and Grey Street. The Botanist is a welcome addition to the eclectic mix of pubs, clubs and restaurants that create the exciting and buzzing nightlife that we’re famous for.”

The Botanist will boast nine bar stations, an extensive drinks menu serving over 50 different bottled beers and ciders, cask ales and 48 cocktails – plus unrivalled views of the city from its terrace area. Food is simple and fun, and comes from the deli, rotisserie and barbeque and is available all day, every day.

Live music will be up-beat and energetic with daily evening gigs and lazy Sunday afternoon sessions thrown in for good measure. The soundtrack will be a variation of new and old, enthusiastically delivered live on piano, guitar and vocals.

A recruitment day is being held at The Hilton, Gateshead on 12 November for job opportunities at all levels. Call 07849076974 to arrange an interview or email the General Manager; Andrew Shiel-Redfern at