The Dolphin Poole confirms restaurants for new Street Food destination

The Dolphin Poole will soon be welcoming the first four of five diverse food businesses to their brand-new Street Food destination.

The new restaurants confirmed to open on the first floor of The Dolphin this summer are Chuck and Blade, Wraps ‘N Roll, Noodlebar, and Zeen Cuisine.

John Grinnell, Centre Manager of The Dolphin, said: “We’re excited for the launch of The Dolphin Street Food, as the new restaurants will diversify our offering and enhance the experience for our visitors.

“We’ve long felt the need to introduce more options for food and drink, and it’s a great opportunity for us to support local up-and-coming restauranteurs as they make the transition to commercial units.”

Chuck and Blade’s new Poole location will be the first of its kind in Dorset, joining four award-winning sites operating in Canterbury, Rochester, Ramsgate, and Maidstone. Visitors will enjoy handmade smash burgers, alongside fan favourites such as dirty fries and milkshakes.

Wraps ‘N Roll creates tortilla wraps with a variety of fillings inspired by flavours from around the world. The business prides itself on supporting local suppliers and using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Robin Dallaway, Founder of Wraps ‘N Roll said: “The Dolphin Street Food is a hugely innovative project for start-up businesses like us, as the food industry has been through a tough time over the last few years.

“Our customers can expect an array of flavours from around the world and enjoy local ingredients with our tortilla wraps menu. Wraps ‘N Roll also have extensive options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free customers.”

Popular Bournemouth restaurant Noodlebar will expand into Poole with an extensive menu of pan-Asian cuisine.

Jonathan Leung, Director at Noodlebar said, “Our main restaurant in Lansdowne has become a beloved local spot, especially popular with students and families. Expanding into The Dolphin felt like the natural next step, and Poole stood out as the ideal location due to its diverse range of visitors.

“We appreciate The Dolphin’s efforts to support local businesses and rejuvenate empty storefronts, making it an excellent fit for our next venture.”

Lastly, a taste of the Caribbean will be served by Zeen Cuisine, presenting authentic homemade dishes that bring Jamaican flavours to the fore.

Paul Brady, Co-Founder of Zeen Cuisine said, “The Dolphin Street Food project was attractive to us because Poole already has a diverse food culture, and unfortunately, Caribbean flavours are underrepresented in the area.

“The opening of our new restaurant at The Dolphin will provide the opportunity for customers to explore the authentic homemade flavours of Jamaica and the Caribbean.”

The new initiative further expands The Dolphin’s community offering, evolving the centre from a traditional retail location, into a destination that provides visitors with a broad range of services and experiences.

Greg Westover, Head of Retail & Leisure at LGIM said: “The introduction of five new Street Food vendors demonstrates our continued investment into The Dolphin Poole, as we reimagine the centre into a diverse destination that fulfils the needs of the local community.

“LGIM strives to allow businesses to flourish in the locality, and I am confident these new vendors will thrive at The Dolphin.”

There is still a fantastic opportunity for a local business to occupy the final space in The Dolphin Street Food destination. Businesses that would like to be considered for the fifth available unit should contact Alistair Knott:

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