Southbourne Beach is getting a new ‘Miami South Beach’ restaurant

AS MANY as 50 new jobs are to be created at an ‘exciting’ temporary pop-up restaurant along Southbourne beach.

The new venue, called SOBO Beach, will be built on the site of the now-demolished Bistro on the Beach restaurant.

SOBO Beach aims to bring “the laid-back, international vibe of South Beach to Miami” with an international flair to Southbourne.

Between 30 and 50 jobs for chefs and waiters will be created at the restaurant during the peak season this summer.

The restaurant will have a bus with a VIP lounge

Operations manager Rich Slater said he hopes the new restaurant will open sometime in June.

He said: “With the decision handed down in early May, everyone is on deck to bring together a funky and vibrant venue in record time ready for this summer.

“We are not just targeting vacationers; we want it to be a place that BCP residents can enjoy year-round and become a community center. We seek to use local suppliers wherever possible to ensure that our success is based on the quality of local businesses.

Bournemouth Echo: The restaurant is inspired by Miami's South BeachThe restaurant is inspired by South Beach in Miami

“It’s great to see BCP Council finally waking up to the opportunity along the seafront. We believe SOBO Beach is transforming Bournemouth’s seafront.

Read more: PHOTOS: Bistro on the Beach in Southbourne demolished

The restaurant will include “FlaminGo Grill” and “Wok-Shack” kitchens in shipping containers and an open-top double-decker bus offering a full bar and VIP lounge.

Mr Slater, along with owner Kim Slater, also runs The Boathouse in Christchurch and Beach House in Mudeford Quay.

Bournemouth Echo: Restaurant aims to open in JuneThe restaurant aims to open in June

About the author