Purezza set for double opening in August

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

Vegan pizza restaurant Purezza set for double opening in Bristol and Hove in August

Related tags: Vegan, Pizza, Bristol, Brighton and hove

Vegan pizza brand Purezza is to double the size of its estate in August, after announcing the opening of its first Bristol restaurant.

The group, which currently operates a site in Brighton and another in London’s Camden, had already confirmed that it was preparing to open a third location in August​, having taken over the former Patisserie Valerie site near Palmeira Square in Hove. 

However, it has now added to those plans by saying it will also open a pizzeria in Bristol during the same month.

“We absolutely adore Bristol," says Purezza co-founder Tim Barclay.

"It is a fantastic diverse and welcoming city, we have been looking at opportunities to open here since Purezza began back in 2015.

"Having taken part in the wonderful Bristol Vegfest a couple of times, it was always an amazing experience and it made us eager to put some roots down.

"We’re thrilled that the time has finally come to open our doors and join the thriving restaurant community that exists here."

Purezza serves a fully vegan menu of sourdough pizzas made with plant-based mozzarella that’s produced in-house.

Signature pizzas include ‘Parmigiana Party’ topped with smoked mozzarella, aubergine parmigiana, crumbled vegan sausage; and a dusting of nutritional yeast; and an ‘nduja’ one with mozzarella, green chillies, roasted aubergines, baby sweetcorn, red peppers, sriracha sauce and chilli flakes.

Back in February, Purezza told BigHospitality​ that it was planning to open as many as four pizzerias this year​, and Barclay recently suggested that those openings are still in the works, despite the current uncertainty faced by the industry as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

Earlier this month, he said: “2020 was always set to be a big year for Purezza, and whilst the Coronavirus crisis was an unforeseen challenge, it won't affect our plans."

The group opened its debut site in Brighton in November 2015, which it claims to be the first vegan pizzeria in the UK.

It originally opened its second site, in Camden, in February 2018, before subsequently relaunching it earlier this year after tripling the size of the dining room.

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