ETM Group is to open its 14th site next month with the launch of Broadleaf - in the shadow of Tower 42 on the City’s Old Broad Street.

It is the first of four new venues the Ed and Tom Martin-led group plans to open over the coming 12 months.

The new-build bar and restaurant, designed by Russell Stage Studio, is inspired by the tropical glasshouses of the Victorian era which, due to window tax imposed on dwellings, were strictly for the social elite.

The 200-cover, 500-square metre venue is divided into a large statement bar on the ground floor with a glass gantry and six copper beer tanks

The upstairs lounge features a shuffleboard and will screen live sports on two large TVs. Live music and cocktail masterclasses will be part of a regular-changing schedule of events.

The modern British menu stays true to ETM’s roots – championing provenance, locality, seasonality and quality. Available lunch through to dinner, Monday – Saturday, the menu will include brasserie style dishes, while on Saturdays, Broadleaf will offer a bottomless brunch.

As well as fresh brews, Broadleaf will serve botanically inspired cocktails, alongside a large selection of classic wines, artisan spirts and craft beers.

The Broadleaf interior is described as featuring natural woods including a chevron parquet flooring and brass and copper finishes as well as intricate ironwork, botanical-themed walls and tropical taxidermy, reinforcing the ‘grand greenhouse’ setting. There will be an open plan theatre kitchen, terrarium display cases and a feature tile wall, while Broadleaf’s al fresco terrace is decked with tropical planters.

The 14th venue from brothers Ed and Tom Martin follows the success of recent openings including City venues: Long Arm Pub & Brewery and rooftop destination, Aviary, as well as Greenwood in Victoria.

Tom Martin, co-founder of ETM, said: “Following successful trading of The Botanist Broadgate Circle, around the corner, we are delighted to be bringing a fresh new concept to the area. Broadleaf will offer the perfect destination for after-work drinks, weekend brunching and private parties. We look forward to introducing Broadleaf to the area and welcoming plenty of new faces.”