Steak of the Art, a new steak restaurant-cum-art gallery, is set to open in Bristol's Harbourside this autumn, creating 20 new jobs.
The 100-capacity restaurant will serve locally sourced steaks alongside an art gallery that will display and sell quality and affordable art as well as hold exhibitions and events.
Occupying 4,000 sq ft of the former marketing suite and offices of Crest Nicholson at Harbourside, which will be converted this summer, the restaurant concept was thought up by chef Steve Bowen.
Bowen, who studied at Leith's School of Food and Wine, explained the concept: "The idea is to have reasonably-priced and simple but delicious food served in a place that is exciting to dine in. Although we are majoring on steaks we are equally enthusiastic about the other meat, poultry and fish we intend to serve."
Warson's Farm in Devon, Warren's butchers in Launceston and Fish for Thought from Bodmin in Cornwall will be among the suppliers to restaurant, as well as Bristol Beer Factory.
If the concept is successful the aim is to open other Steak of the Art restaurants at selected venues across the UK.