Luxury restaurant chain, Haute Dolci is set to rebrand a popular Preston dining spot.

The venue, formerly known as Heavenly Desserts, will be reopening its doors under the Haute Dolci banner this autumn.

Located in the Miller Arcade, the 2,000 square foot restaurant, which can seat 80 diners, will retain the same 20-strong team that served under the Heavenly Desserts name. Haute Dolci is investing £400k in the site.

Yasin Bhayat, the restaurant manager, said: “Miller Arcade is an iconic location in Preston, with a rich history and amazing architectural features that remain from when the shopping centre was originally constructed in 1899. We’re excited to be breathing new life into the arcade with Preston’s first Haute Dolci restaurant, which we know people are going to love.

“From what we’ve seen of the artistic renderings, the restaurant is going to look absolutely amazing. It’ll be a super chic dining destination, which caters for everyone, no matter whether you’re eating out with friends and family or looking for a great location for a date.”

Nizam Mohamed, founder of Heavenly Desserts and Haute Dolci, recently sold the brand rights for Heavenly Desserts. As part of the settlement, Nizam retained two Heavenly Desserts sites – Preston and Birmingham – which will both be refurbished and rebranded as Haute Dolci restaurants.

Nizam Mohamed said: “We are excited to be fully rebranding our Preston venue to officially welcome it into the Haute Dolci family, and we can’t wait to welcome restaurant-goers this autumn.

“Our restaurants are renowned for their distinctive and innovative interiors, and we think the brand-new look will be really popular with local diners. Ultimately, we aim to create spaces where people feel comfortable and relaxed, while also providing a luxury dining experience – it’s what Haute Dolci is all about.”