Entrepreneur Richard Caring is set to open two new restaurants in London, with both concepts expected to be "very different in style" to the group's existing sites, according to The Times newspaper.
Caring, whose business Caprice Holdings already owns Le Caprice, The Ivy and Scott's in the capital among other well-known names, has said that he hopes to agree the new restaurants' terms "within the next month".
The new London plans are just one part of a global expansion plan for the company, which recently co-opened Balthazar in Covent Garden and in 2011 launched restaurant 34 in Mayfair. The group is also said to be planning a Le Caprice restaurant in Dubai and another in New York.
Caprice Holdings has ten restaurants in London, four restaurants in the UAE and one in Barbados. Turnover for this year was up 7.2% to over £44m.
The group's most recently-opened London site is Grillshack in Soho, which offers grilled rump steak, beef burgers and chicken, an array of sauces and sides and own-brew beer, via a new touchscreen "self-ordering" system or a personal smartphone app.
Caring has also recently been reported as the backer for forthcoming "east-coast America" restaurant Jackson + Rye, also in Soho.