2018 was an exciting year for Hillier Restaurants. In March 2018, a year after acquiring the cafe in its previous form at its Botley Garden Centre, Hillier unveiled a brand-new restaurant. The existing cafe was transformed in to the third Mulberry & Thyme branded restaurant to be added to the Hillier portfolio. An extension of 430 square feet that spans the entire length of the Garden Centre was built to accommodate the new restaurant and kitchen, as well as two additional meeting/function room spaces available for customer hire, and Hillier events to take place. The kitchen is Hillier's biggest kitchen to date with the latest equipment, and its own dedicated baking area. The restaurant boasts a stylish, sophisticated, modern feel with a balance of bench seating and contemporary dining furniture, all of which align with the restaurant brand. A new team was recruited including a Restaurant Manager and Assistant Manager both with extensive industry experience and expertise in restaurant operations.