Located in Dorchester’s Brewery Square development, the 120-cover site will be the 12th restaurant for the group, which was founded in St Ives, Cornwall, in 2003.
Hub Box says that ‘soaring demand’ for its premium burgers and eclectic drinks has inspired it to ‘broaden its horizons’.
The company champions seasonality and provenance, sourcing ingredients across the region including grass-fed moorland beef from Launceston-based butcher Philip Warren, and free-range chicken from Castlemead Poultry in Radstock.
Staple dishes at Dorchester Hub Box will include its Big Kahuna Burger, buttermilk-fried chicken Dirty Disco burger, and hot dogs from Rare and Pasture; an artisan, organic charcuterie and smokery, plus a range of plant-based and meat-free alternatives.
With indoor and outdoor dining spaces and a dedicated bar area, the design and décor will emulate Hub Box’s signature style, celebrating South West coastal and surf culture with ‘a modern and spirited feel’ while nodding to the site’s 19th century architecture and heritage as a former brewery.
In keeping with Brewery Square’s regular showcase of Dorset talent, the restaurant décor will feature the work of local suppliers, as well as focus on sustainability with reclaimed materials.
“Brewery Square is a thriving destination in Dorset’s county town which lends itself perfectly as a location for our restaurant. As a proud South West business, we believe in choosing areas which celebrate local culture and drive awareness of independent businesses," says founder and CEO Richard Boon.
“Our Dorchester restaurant signifies a milestone in our journey as we venture into a new county, bringing job opportunities to the area and growing our passionate team culture. It’s a truly exciting time for Hub Box and we’re looking forward to welcoming the Dorset community through our doors this autumn.”
Charlotte Spracklen, centre manager at Brewery Square added: “We’re thrilled that Hub Box has chosen Brewery Square to host its first Dorset restaurant. The company’s commitment to celebrating local produce is in-keeping with our own values, as we pride ourselves on showcasing the very best that Dorset has to offer with our diverse mix of businesses."