BOSCOMBE'S newest restaurant will open doors in time for Easter after undergoing major refurbishment.

Formerly vegetarian restaurant, Baboo-Ji, 20-year-old chef Sam Corner began renovations in February and has worked tirelessly to get the place ready.

He said: "We've changed everything, there is has been a lot to do, I've been here literally every day from 8am to 8pm sorting it out and getting ready.

"There's definitely been a lot of challenges along the way but now we're pretty much right at the end."

Sam has created both a bar and restaurant space within the building and is especially proud of his menu. 

A wide range of options, he has made sure produce is locally sourced and will offer specials every week. 

He said: "It all kinds of dishes I've done over the years and we're going to be running specials as well which will be good as the menu doesn't have a lot which is overly adventurous. 

"Our fish suppliers from Poole will send us fish which we then will do catch of the day."

Sam has said all the restaurant's food comes from local suppliers which includes a Poole butchers and also fruit for smoothies from the New Forest. 

Sam said he has had strong support from other local businesses he's met.

He said: "I've spoken to quite a few local businesses and they're rooting for it, especially hotels. The Chelsea Hotel have said they will look to refer us to their clients once we've opened so it's nice to get trade with them.

"We're going to be doing a lot opening deals through Easter to make us known and get us out there."

Able to seat 70 people, Sam hopes people will be keen to come on down and see the new place and has thanked friends and family for their continued support.