Nottingham continues to be seen as a leisure hotspot, with the news that FHP have secured Pieminister, the gourmet pie company, to open their 10th pie and mash restaurant in Nottingham.
It will become their flagship restaurant and largest venture to date, with plans to invest £300,000 into the renovation of the 3,185 sq ft unit which will allow for 146 covers. A lease was agreed by Ben Tebbutt of FHP at £72,500 per annum for 57 Long Row, the unit formerly home to Boots Pharmacy.
First thought up in a small flat in Bristol, they have since established themselves as resident operators at UK festivals, won multiple awards for their premium British pies and extended their portfolio across the UK in Bristol, Leeds, London, Cardiff, Oxford and Manchester.
Their arrival reinforces Nottingham as a pioneer in the UK leisure scene with a varied demographic to nurture its success, including a vast student population totalling 48,000.
Ben Seymour of Pieminister comments:
“We have been searching for a unit in Nottingham for some time and are delighted to finally be fitting out. We are due to open in February and can’t wait to serve-up our famous pies with some great craft beers, cocktails and music to the people of Nottingham!”
Ben Tebbutt of FHP comments:
“Strong demand still exists from restaurant operators for Nottingham. Pieminister will be another great addition following recent openings of Zaap, Joe’s Kitchen, Handmade Burger and Thaikhun.”
The city will see further new arrivals, including Burger King at the top of Exchange Walk and Taco Bell on Angel Row,whilst Tortilla and Coast to Coast are set to open in the coming weeks at the intu Victoria Centre.