The opening date for the restaurant replacing Frankie and Benny's in Swindon has been revealed.

The Ridge East in Greenbridge Retail Park will welcome its first customers next month.

Scott and Luke Jacobs announced plans to set up a second version of their popular Shaw Ridge bar and grill earlier this month after a licensing application submitted to Swindon Borough Council asked for permission to host live music and dance performances as well as serve alcohol daily.

The pair then started work to transform the interior of the former Italian-American restaurant next to Fiesta de Cuba and shared photos of the progress on social media.

At the time, the brothers said they hoped to have the restaurant ready for early March.

Now, the pair have confirmed that it will open on Monday, March 4.

Tables can be pre-booked by contacting the business at or 01793 251011.

Frankie and Benny's closed last October as The Restaurant Group PLC decided to cease trading at several sites around the country.

Some of its former employees have been retained and retrained to staff The Ridge East and new colleagues have been hired in the last few weeks.