Nest at Worthing Pier is looking for a talented chef / manager / person - you. Who can create a fantastic dining experience.

At Perch on the Pier, we have another bar/restaurant space. It's on the first floor, it looks back out at worthing and has space for around 35 covers. It's got its own full kitchen; it's brand new. We've nicknamed it the Nest because a Nest is a grand Perch and the space is magnificent.

We've already provided the space and equipment and fitted it out. The view from the restaurant is one of Sussex's best we need you to do a final few touches, and we can help you start something stunning.

If you have what it takes to create an incredible menu and manage a team, we want to hear from you!

We will provide support during your residency and a launch strategy to help you hit the ground running. You may stay up to 18 months, but after that point, you must open a restaurant in Worthing. We can help with this part too!
We want the restaurant scene in Worthing to grow and get better! A town full to the brim of proud independent operators. We love the depth of the local operators in this town.

We lend you the space for up to 18 months, and in exchange, you test, develop and refine an idea into an offer. Then you agree to open premises in the town.

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Have youown restaurant?

It's a separate business to us at perch, and it will be yours. It's an independent identity.
We are open to anything, tacos, sushi, or fine dining; if you're thinking about it and love it, we want to hear about it. We're excited about this project, and we want you to be, too. We are looking for someone who wants to take a leap into the unknown with us and be part of something new and exciting.

The space is around 35 covers; we can loan you some funding but expect you to have a bit of backing as well, we can share some risk, but we aren't willing to front it all. Rent will be set based on turnover. We also have a fantastic back office team that can provide all the support from HR, Marketing, Accounts, and operationally running a business.

The strength of the menu and character of the offer and operator will be what we make our assessment over. We are looking for someone with a bit of experience in running a restaurant, but not necessarily. If you've never done it before, that's fine; it's more about your passion and commitment to the industry.

So that's the deal: Be brimming with ideas, full of passion, and looking to launch in Q1 next year. Come and tell us a story about why this is important. We'll listen with an open mind and take as much into consideration as we can. Our aim is to support a fantastic operator and bring another offer to Worthing.

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A future operator with
an idea.

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An operator 
New to the industry or a proven record. 
 
An offer
To go from an idea to an offer. Test, refine, delight.
 
An amazing space
It's just about ready to go, full brand new kitchen, heating, lights, sound system, bar, and extract.
 
Released into Worthing
At the end of your time in The Nest, a commitment to bringing more independent eateries to Worthing. 
We're looking for passionate people who want to create something new and exciting in Worthing.
We have this fantastic self-contained space; it's full of brand-new equipment and has one of the best views on the south coast. We want you to do the ideas and operation. We'll lend you the space for up to 18 months and in exchange, you test, develop, and refine an idea into an offer and then launch that offer into a stand alone site in Worthing.
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"This is one of the finest dining spaces and I'm tremendously excited to see the ideas and developments that come from it. We want to support and grow a great idea into another fantastic restaurant in Worthing."

Alexander Coombes
Managing director, PErch

Concept

We want the restaurant scene in Worthing to grow and get better, which is why we're lending the bar/restaurant space on the first floor of Perch on the Pier to an independent operator with an idea. It'll be a separate business to us at Perch, and it will be yours to grow.

The space will be available for up to 18 months to test, develop and refine an idea into an offer. Then you'll go and open a premises in town, which we can help with too.

We've already fitted the space with a bar and kitchen, so it will just need some finishing touches, and then we can help you start something stunning.

Space

We've nicknamed it The Nest because a Nest is a grand Perch and the space is magnificent - the view from the restaurant is one of the south coast's best. It looks back out onto Worthing town and has views spanning from the Isle of Wight to Seven Sisters.

The space is furnished, including a brand new kitchen and has space for around 35 covers. 

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You

You'll have what it takes to create an incredible menu and manage a team. You might not have been part of a hospitality business before or you might already be running a successful restaurant. You will have a strong commitment to the hospitality industry and be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver an exceptional guest experience. You should be creative, driven and passionate about delivering an experience.

We're happy to have this discussion with people from all walks of life, don't be put off if you're not currently working in a restaurant. We're looking for someone who wants to take a leap into the unknown.

You'll have the opportunity to take your passion and turn it into something amazing. We're open to anything, tacos, sushi, or fine dining; if you're thinking about it and love it, we want to hear about it. The strength of your menu and character of the offer and operator will be what we base our assessment on.

Support

We will provide support during your residency and a launch strategy to help you hit the ground running. We can loan you some funding but expect you to have a bit of backing as well, we can share some risk, but we aren't willing to front it all. Rent will be set based on turnover.

We also have a fantastic back office team that can provide all the support from HR, Marketing, Accounts, and operationally running a business. We'll stand by your side, but we won't hold your hand.

So that's the deal: Be brimming with ideas, full of passion, and looking to launch in Q1 next year.

FAQ

Special thanks to Simon Callaghan for interior shots of the space and to Harry Allsop for drone shots of Worthing Pier.