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The Botanist Launch Party: Gallery

Confidential grabs a camera and gets stuck in at The Botanist bash

Written by . Published on August 8th 2014.

The Botanist Launch Party: Gallery

THE BOTANIST certainly livened up the Deansgate 'strip' last night.

Living Ventures new ‘pub’ was packed to the rafters, with guests spilling out onto the terrace for the official launch party on Thursday 7 August.

The happy boozers and party atmosphere felt a distant cry from previous occupier Label bar, which won't be missed.

 Drinkers in the nearby Living Room and half dressed dancers of Gentleman's Club Baby Blue were clearly taken by the Botanist's launch party buzz, peering in like nosey neighbours over the garden fence to see what all the fuss was about.

The Botanist is a welcome addition to the Deansgate fold, with real ales, sharp cocktails and accessible grub, The Botanist is on to a sure-fire winner.

Here's some snaps from the launch party:

















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18 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousAugust 8th 2014.

Here are some strangers invited to a party that you were not.

GordoAugust 8th 2014.

Oh yes, who was the prematurely balding feller in the last picture, in the middle? Yes You. Bit full of testosterone weren't you my little friend? It's nice to be nice you know.

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AnonymousAugust 8th 2014.

Got one of those faces that cant contain its own smug.

Barry MaginnAugust 9th 2014.

It's Pitbull, isn't it?

EllieAugust 8th 2014.

Great 'buzzy' opening event last night. Another sure-fire winner for Tim. Super addition to the City! Staff were amazing

AnonymousAugust 8th 2014.

Who's the baldy in the cream suit jacket that's got his fizzog on several photos? Hopefully when the place calms down and becomes less 'whacky' I might venture over, because at the moment he's put me off going!

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Henry VAugust 8th 2014.

He was an ignorant little prat

shouldntsayAugust 8th 2014.

guy in the plum shirt, top right in the top photo, looks like a young Paul Newman...keep smiling!

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Helena PearsonAugust 8th 2014.

I went to school with him!

AnonymousAugust 8th 2014.

Another place with people with Mumford and Sons beards and knowingly aloof NQ women serving drinks...I actually might start missing proper townie bars. Pass the Byron burger and 'cheeky' 'dirty' pulled pork sandwich and let me suffocate myself in an 'ironic' way

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AnonymousAugust 8th 2014.

The NQ needs a Wetherspoon's to cater for the 'real' folks of Manchester on their hen and stag do's.

AnonymousAugust 8th 2014.

Ha...just needs a bar without pretention with normal staff. Revolution de Cuba is as close as it gets...hence the popularity.

AnonymousAugust 8th 2014.

Went here on Tuesday; left waiting 20 minutes for a cocktail, only to discover no basil, 20 minutes wait for a dessert, uninspired mains and a charred starter. I won't be returning.

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AnonymousAugust 9th 2014.

NO BASIL FOR YOUR COCKTAIL!!!! The crying shame. The injustice of it all. Hashtagmiddleclassproblems

AnonymousAugust 8th 2014.

Looks like a right bunch of Hoooray Henry's in most of those photos... Pissed up limbo a' la Ashton circa 1996.

AnonymousAugust 8th 2014.

It's better than Label was but it is a bit of a funny crowd. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it attracts a certain kind of person. The people that work there are fine (not "amazing"). The drink selection is largely similar to The Oast House from what I could tell, which in turn is similar to The Alchemist. Nicely decorated and everything.

Larry SagarAugust 8th 2014.

Who says label wont be missed? Wife and self went most wednesdays for the half price deal and although the food wasn't brilliant it was good value for money.Sevice was the biggest problem but a complaint usually got us a free drink, when you are an OAP every little saving helps otherwise we will have to cut down on the cruising. We have e table booked at The Botanist for next wednesday 13/0814 but looking at the prices I think we will be back to Katsouris in future. Cheers Larry

PibblyWigAugust 11th 2014.

And the price of a pint of said real ale will be...?

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