The two-storey restaurant will be the group’s third venue, following on from openings in Winchester and Battersea, and is due to open before the end of the year.
The venue, which has views overlooking Poole Harbour and The Quay, will feature the brand’s signature glitter ball pizza oven in the middle of the Mediterranean inspired dining room. The restaurant will have seating internally for 100 diners as well as a large outdoor dining space on the recently created pedestrian street area.
Pi Pizza serves 12-inch and 20-inch pizzas divided into halves or thirds with options including cauliflower cheese, chorizo, corn and spinach; ham hock, wild mushrooms and gremolata; g oats cheese, crispy kale, and caramelised onion; and Lebanese spiced lamb with Turkish yoghurt and fresh parsley.
“This is an exciting time for us as we prepare to open our third restaurant in the UK seven years after founding Pi Pizza,” says Rosie Whaley, founder of Pi Pizza.
“We cannot wait to open in this beautiful, listed building and offer our unique pizza dining experience to Poole.”
Pi Pizza was founded in 2014 by father and daughter Jeremey and Rosie Whaley and opened its first restaurant in Winchester. It second, in London’s Battersea, opened four years later.
In 2019 it was bought out of pre-pack administration saving its two sites.
“Waterside locations in larger southern coastal towns across Dorset and neighbouring Hampshire are in high demand with no signs of abating,” says Chris Bickle, director in the licensed leisure team at Savills Southampton.