Belgian bakery and café group Le Pain Quotidien is to open its first out-of-London site, in Bicester Village, later this year.
The 155-cover venue will be the 26th for the brand, and will also seat 60 on an outside terrace, at unit 82 within the village. It will serve its usual menu of baked bread, soups, salads, tartines, homemade pastries and other hot dishes, including vegetarian and vegan options.
As with all the group's branches, the new location will also feature a communal table at the restaurant's centre. The Bicester site will also offer baking classes focusing on artisan bread, cookies, and cakes, launching with a ‘Spring Clean' programme of recipes intended to be rejuvenating.
This first site outside of London comes one year after the group celebrated its 25th anniversary of UK business in 2015, and months after its most recent city opening, in London's Chelsea in August.
As well as the 16 sites across London, the group also opened its first US site in New York City in 1997, and since spread to Los Angeles, Paris, Australia, and the UK.