A NEW fried chicken restaurant is set to open in in Southampton in "the coming months" after its opening date was pushed back.

The Bok Shop, a free range fried chicken and vegan fried "chikn" restaurant that originated in Brighton, was set to open in late August but Westquay has announced that it will be opening "a little later than originally planned".

The new location will feature all the favourites that fans have come to love, like the Bokadoosh, wings or tenders smothered in a fiery Korean style sauce, or the Jennifer Buffalopez, crispy fried thigh, covered in sweet honey and ginger buffalo sauce.

Positioned amongst established brands like Byron Burger, Yo! Sushi, and Wagamamas, The Bok Shop says it is "ready to reinvigorate the casual dining scene" by integrating an old-school style arcade within its eatery, making it the most desirable spot in town to grab some food and play some retro games.

The Bok Shop will be giving away free chicken or chikn wings to the first 100 people through the door.

Co-founder Jamie O’Mara speaks of their journey so far: “Things are seriously looking up since last year. We’ve gone from not knowing if we’d ever open our restaurant doors again to opening two new ones in just a few weeks of each other.

"As we’ve designed the restaurants ourselves, this part of the journey has been a real creative and technical test and we’ve loved every second of it.”

Co-founder Howard Kaye added: “We’re ready to take The Bok Shop to the next level and are so excited to be opening in Hastings and Southampton’s West Quay this summer.”