LOVERS of spicy chicken rejoice – the third Nando’s in Brighton and Hove opens today.

The third of the South African chain of restaurants will open in a purpose-built restaurant on the Goldstone Retail Park in Hove at noon today.

The chain currently has restaurants in Brighton Marina and Duke Street as well as four other Sussex-based stores in Horsham, Crawley, Chichester and Gatwick.

Located next to Burger King, the 280 square metre one storey restaurant with outside seating will be open between 11.30am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and between 11.30am and 10pm on Sundays.

Planning permission for the restaurant, which has created around 30 full and part-time jobs, was granted in September 2013.