A COCKTAIL bar inspired by Chiang Mai in Thailand is about to come to the heart of Poole.
Nusara Thai has announced that it is taking over the former Grade II listed Royal Navy command headquarters building in the Old Town.
The development of the site will involve an investment resulting in a cocktail bar, an outdoor heated terrace with 80 seats and a vaulted wine cellar.
The kitchen will focus on the company’s existing credentials of creative Thai cuisine prepared by world-class chefs, with new chefs Thammanoon Thurasan and Nusara Padungwong ready to join them.
The venue, which stems from the BCP Council’s plans to regenerate Poole, will also feature a series of jazz and blues events in the summer and winter on the patio and in the wine cellars during the winter.
Nusara is part of Fired Up Hospitality, a company founded last year which manages the Zim Braai, Nusara and Old Thatch brands and is looking to expand its offering in different areas of the hospitality industry.
Its objective is to continue to develop and grow its current brands as well as to add new own brands to the group while taking positions in independents and helping them to develop.
Andy Lennox, Managing Director of Fired Up Hospitality, said: “It has been an incredibly difficult year for the industry and our teams and as we seek to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to look ahead. the future.
“With the BCP Council’s commitment to invest heavily in Poole, we now believe the time has come to invest in an iconic building with years of history that has sadly sat empty for many years. Poole’s regeneration begins now. ”
As reported, Nusara launched in Christchurch when it opened on a Castle Street site late last year.