Rick Stein has announced the purchase of Tideway Restaurants - the company that operates in the Depot in Barnes, London.
The acquisition, which was completed on 3 October, will see Stein take on the existing team of 40 employees and will run the Depot restaurant in its current form until December.
The restaurant, which is situated in the Tideway Yard, a Victorian cobbled courtyard, will be refurbished next year.
Stein said: "I've often been asked if I'll ever have a restaurant in London, and to be honest, I've always said I wouldn't; but when I went to have a look at the Depot it struck me how perfect a place it was: overlooking the Thames, being wonderfully close to central London but far enough out to feel like you're in your own community, a little village almost.
"I watched people popping in on their way home from work, escaping the hustle and bustle of city life to sit back, have some food and a good bottle of wine and relax. It's such an exciting opportunity and one that we wanted to accept with pleasure."