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Amaya’s PokerStars has partnered Pata Negra, a Spanish restaurant in the English city of Bristol, to launch a new pop-up restaurant where diners can pay for their meal by playing poker.

The All-in Kitchen will be located in Pata Negra’s Clare Street venue in Bristol's city centre, following the success of a similar pop-up in London, and will be open between July 27th and 29th.

It is designed to promote the Bristol leg of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT), which will take place in the city’s Rainbow Casino from August 6th and August 9th.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a free-to-play three-hand game of poker to win a free dinner, with three of the eight players winning either a totally free meal or a discount, based on the remaining chip count.

The player with the most chips will enjoy a free three-course dinner, which normally costs £18, while the second place will be given a £10 discount, and third place receiving £5 off their meal.

Pata Negra has created a poker-themed menu for the event, including Big Blind Iberico meats, Three of a Kind sweet pepper, courgette and aubergine skewers and The Pot, a dark chocolate dessert with olive and rosemary shortbread.

The UKIPT has already held events in London, Marbella and Nottingham, with the Bristol leg to be followed by events in the Isle of Man in October, Edinburgh in November, with a final leg to take place in Dublin in February 2016.

In January, PokerStars partnered London's Jones & Sons to launch All-In Kitchen, which it claimed at the time was the world's first pay-by-poker restaurant.