A NEW restaurant in Southampton has opened its doors featuring vibrant artwork and graffiti created by street artists from across the UK.

Located in the heart of the city, Bangerz 'n' Burgerz launched on Wednesday and hopes to share its passion for food, beer, cocktails, and street art.Daily Echo:

The city's newest addition joins newly-launched pubs and eateries including Blue Smokehouse, Gin and Olive, and Whisky Blue.

The restaurant in Southampton is the seventh Bangerz 'n' Burgerz restaurant in the UK, with existing premises in Chichester, Havant and Rustington.

The brand started in 2018 with its little hotdog shop in Southsea, Portsmouth, and has gone on to open a few more shops along the south coast. Daily Echo:

Speaking to the Echo at their opening, General Manager Bon Khammawong said: "We have stores across the UK and we are very excited to launch our Southampton store. 

"Our food has an American diner vibe to it, and we will be serving burgers, cocktails, and other items."Daily Echo:

Bon added: "Southampton is such a big city, and it is such a culturally diverse space.

"We hope people can enjoy the food and the work done by some brilliant street artists." 

The new restaurant was delayed by two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic and repeated lockdown measures.

However, the owners are now "thrilled" to be here and meet other foodies. 

Bangerz 'n' Burgerz took over the premises formerly occupied by Parkhouse Jewellers, one of the city's oldest businesses.

The shop, which had been located on the city's Above Bar Street for more than 200 years, closed its doors in 2017.

It moved to Westquay, where it rebranded as Laing. Daily Echo:

Bangerz 'n' Burgerz is located next to Burger Kings on Above Bar Street and has created at least 30 jobs. 

The restaurant is open from 12am until 10pm and is offering a 50 per cent discount today on burgers and hotdogs. 

Around 15 street artists from Southsea, Brighton, London, and Southampton helped decorate the entire interior.

For more information, visit: bangerznburgerz.com