French brasserie group Cote is to open a site in Liverpool, as part of the Liverpool One development.
The two-storey, 130-seat, 2,707 sq ft site is expected to open in early December this year, and will feature an outdoor terrace. It will be the group's first restaurant in the city, and its second in the north west region, after Manchester.
The new opening forms part of the group's growing expansion aims, which joint managing director Harald Samuelsson stated in February was aiming at ten new sites per year.
Commenting on the Liverpool site, Samuelsson said: "Liverpool has a thriving restaurant scene, driven to a great extent by Liverpool One. These factors combined made our decision to debut in the city an easy one. We are in a fantastic and well-established location."
Cote started in Wimbledon in south London in 2007, by former Strada team Andy Bassadone and Chris Benians. It now runs to over 50 sites, including in and around London, Kent, the Midlands, the south west and Yorkshire.
It serves a French-inspired brasserie menu including onion soup, moules marinieres, fish, steaks, cheeses and a selection of breads, plus traditional sides, desserts and wine. It also serves breakfast, and pre-theatre menus in London.
A number of other brands have also used the Liverpool One development to expand in the North West, since its opening in January 2013. These include Bill's Restaurant, Byron, TGI Friday's, Tortilla and Hotel Chocolat's Cocoa Bar Café.
Other brands in the complex also include Jamie's Italian and Browns.