The Wildwood Kitchen & Deli, part of the Tasty Group, has taken on a 25-year lease at Port Solent, the retail and leisure complex at Portsmouth Harbour.
The 6,000 sq ft unit is expecting to be open by Christmas, and will offer its usual menu of pasta, risotto, stonebaked pizza, grills, seafood and salad, along with a deli-style selection of daily-changing options. The site was formerly occupied by Tex-Mex-style restaurant Chiquito.
Wildwood currently operates nine other sites across the UK, including Didcot, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oakham, Hereford, Worcester and Shaftesbury Avenue. It is part of the Tasty Group, which also owns the Dim T brand.
Gavin Waller, centre manager at Port Solent, said: "The new lease with Wildwood Kitchen & Deli reinforces our significant value as a leisure destination and highlights our continued drive towards a vibrant and enriching offering for our guests."
London-based Restaurant Property advised on the deal.