Austrian pasta and pizza restaurant chain L'Osteria is launching its UK roll out this summer with the opening of its first British restaurant in Bristol's Cabot Circus retail centre.
The restaurant chain, which operates 45 venues across Austria and Germany, will in the Quakers Friars' piazza within Cabot Circus.
L'Osteria will be joined by another four restaurant chains which are also taking space at Cabot Circus this summer. French brassiere Côte will open in Quakers Friars alongside Carluccio's and near to Raymond's Blanc's Brassiere Blanc in the Friary Building.
Handmade Burgers is also set to make its debut in Bristol after signing up for a unit next to Pizza Express on the centre's first level.
Brazilian-style restaurant Casa Brasil, which offers a Brazilian rodizio experience, will also launch its first restaurant in the south west of England in a unit situated on the first level.
British-Asian inspired Itsu is another first-timer to Bristol, making its debut in a new unit that will be located on Broadmead.
Pru Naik, UK MD at L'Osteria said: "I'm excited to be opening the UK's first L'Osteria and to be bringing this hugely popular restaurant brand to Bristol to begin our national roll out. We chose Bristol to be the home of the very first UK L'Osteria as it has such a vibrant social scene and because the city is used to embracing new dining concepts.
He added that L'Osteria had been attracted to working with Cabot Circus' owner and operator Hammerson because of its track record of working with independent and start-up brands, which he said made it a "good fit" for L'Osteria.
Christopher Sargeant, founder and owner of Handmade Burger said the decision to open in Bristol had been influenced by "many requests from customers to come to Bristol" adding that the firm was excited by the prospect of opening in such a central position in the city.
Sarah Fox, head of restaurants and leisure at Hammerson said the arrival of the five new restaurants was "testament to the vibrant and modern destination we have successfully created for the city.
"Providing the perfect backdrop, Quakers Friars has become a hub for premium global brands, both dining and retail, within the centre and we look forward to each restaurant opening throughout the summer so that our customers can make the most of these new and exciting brands, which continue to help keep Cabot Circus at the heart of the region's retail, dining and leisure offer."
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