British restaurant group Canteen is to launch its fourth site in London, with the opening of an outlet in Canary Wharf next year.
The group has signed on a 3,338 sq ft restaurant in the Canada Square Pavilion which will open in autumn 2009. It will include booth seating, a bar area and covered outside terrace overlooking Canada Park Square.
Canteen co-founder Patrick Clayton-Malone said: "We are genuinely excited to sign our fourth site, Canary Wharf, maintaining our considered approach to Canteen's expansion."
Canteen currently operates three London outlets in Spitalfields, at the Royal Festival Hall and on Baker Street.
Canada Square Pavilion is being built and let by Canary Wharf Group and upon completion will include four restaurants including Canteen and Rainer Becker's Japanese restaurant concept Roka.
Michelin-starred chef restaurateur Tom Aikens has pulled out of plans to launch a second Tom's Kitchen in the development after his restaurant business collapsed into administration earlier this month.
By Kerstin Kühn
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