A POPULAR bar and restaurant is opening another venue – just two months after its last site opened.

Work is currently taking place at the new Dancing Moose in Penn Hill, Poole, which will open its doors to the public on October 6.

It will be the third to open in the county, with other venues based in Ashley Cross and Wimborne.

The latter site has only been up-and-running for just over a month.

Steve Madden, operations manager, said the new Dancing Moose would be referred to as the ‘Eatery’ and offer a wider food selection than its sister bars.

Charlie Bronson, nephew of James Bronson, has developed the new menu.

“Great service, quality food, slick cocktails and good vibes will be always at the heart of what we do,” Mr Madden said.

“This time it's something slightly different from our Ashley Cross and Wimborne sites. The Eatery is going to be more food focused. You'll still have all the great elements from our bars but with a finer focus on food.

“Chef Charlie Bronson will be gleaning more from his experience at the Mandarin Oriental working at Bar Boulud for Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud. Charlie gets to teach us about his classic French training and his admiration for Asian spices, along with our love for American fusion food.

“You'll still have the Moose classics on the menu from our breakfast, lunch and evening menus, such as our gourmet breakfasts, our popular wings and the notorious Moose Burger,” he added.

The new food-focused Dancing Moose will still run its popular Happy Hour (from 4-7pm at the Eatery) seven days a week.

“People are very much welcome to just come in for a drink and socialise, but we're raising the bar in regards to our food offering,” Mr Madden said.

The first Dancing Moose, based in Ashley Cross, opened three years ago. The second venue opened at the site of the former Vintage Rooms in Wimborne High Street at the beginning of August.