Restaurant chain Nando’s has revealed the opening date for its latest outlet in London Road, Brighton.
The restaurant’s shopfront is now complete, with the bright red Nando’s sign in place, alongside two olive trees.
Nando’s has been granted planning permission to place three tables and chairs outside the unit, which council officers say is not highways land.
Its website now says the restaurant is opening on Monday 12 June.
Brighton and Hove News first revealed the peri peri chicken chain was taking one of the four units in the new Pavilion Point building in May last year, when it was named alongside Starbucks and Heavenly Desserts as tenants.
Although interest had been expressed by other retailers including Taj and Infinity Foods, the first tenant, the Co-op, had an agreement that no other food retailers would be given leases there.
In October, fears were raised that Deliveroo riders would use the bus stops outside the building for pick-ups after changes to its transport conditions were requested, which said takeaway collections would be carried out from the front.
However, an amended transport plan was then submitted making it clear these collections would in fact be made around the back.
Deliveries and collections by any vehicles – including those to and from the Co-op, Starbucks and Heavenly Desserts – must be done via Oxford Court at the back of the building.
Another planning application, also granted, asked permission for the extractor fan to be able to operated from 7am to 1am every day, explaining that Nando’s staff remain on site for two hours after closing time to clear up.
A noise impact report said this would not significantly disturb the hundreds of students who live above the restaurant.
Its licence allows it to open from 7am until midnight every day, with alcohol on sale from 11am to midnight.
Nando’s neighbours Starbucks and Heavenly Desserts opened earlier this year.