CHESTER consumers looking for a bite to eat in the city have been boosted with the arrival of two new restaurants.

Nando’s will open the doors of its Chester branch on Bridge Street on Wednesday.

The new restaurant will seat 88 guests at any time and bring a total of 30 new jobs to the area.

Nick Robinson, regional managing director of Nando’s, said: “We’re extremely excited about opening our new restaurant in Chester, and I know the team can’t wait to get started and open its doors to the public!

“Finding the right site is never easy, but we really feel the Bridge Street site is the perfect location, and will offer shoppers and locals a great experience.”

Nando’s takes the place of former Italian delicatessen Olio and Farina, which closed in July 2011.

Meanwhile, Belly Full has shown it has an appetite for more in the city with the arrival of a Foregate Street branch.

The Caribbean food-themed restaurant, which has an existing bar venue on nearby City Road, will soon be opening at the former Games Workshop site.

A spokesman for the restaurant said the new Belly Full would seat 30, offer takeaway food such as curries, Caribbean-style burgers and fried chicken, with a view to offering a home delivery service in the future.

The new takeaway venue will also have an alcohol licence, allowing customers to purchase a drink with their meal.

The spokesman added the new Belly Full, scheduled to open within the next few months, would be in addition to the existing venue, which includes a basement rum bar called Bar Rum Bar, offering more than 60 rums.