The entrepreneurs behind the Eat Fish restaurant have acquired a second site for their venture in Bedford for an undisclosed sum from an asking price of £400,000. The company’s board of directors, which include Jamie and Anna Rankin, Farhad Taabei and Ben Cohen, have taken the site of the former Nicholl’s Brasserie in Woburn Village. The group, which is backed by private equity, plans to turn the two-storey riverside site into a 100-cover Eat Fish restaurant that is due to open at the end of May. The new outlet will mirror the existing restaurant, in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, that serves fresh and locally sourced fish and seafood for an average spend of £20. The partners, who also own a gastro pub called the Three Pigeons in Gerrards Cross that is focused on meat, said that they would look into acquiring a third Eat Fish site towards the end of the year.

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