A total of 25 new jobs will be created at the 80-seat eatery, which is set to open its doors in January next year.
Nando’s will take up a 2,100 square foot unit situated in Dray Horse Yard next to the Odeon cinema, which is set to open later this month.
It is the largest town centre regeneration project in the South West and will feature 40 shops, six
Managing director of Nando’s south region Grant Read admitted the chain was fulfilling a long term ambition by setting up in the county town.
He said: “We’re very excited to be opening at Brewery Square, and it’s no lie that we’ve been looking to open a restaurant in Dorchester for a while. The whole team are really excited about opening its doors to the public, and we hope to offer shoppers, cinema goers and locals a great dining experience.”
Andrew Wadsworth is director of Waterhouse, which is developing the Brewery Square site in partnership with Resolution Property.
He said: “Nando’s is a great addition to Brewery Square, helping transform Dorchester into a must-visit leisure and retail destination.”