Vegetarian/vegan restaurant group the Gate is set to open a fourth London site in St John's Wood.
The group has secured a 3,270 sq ft unit, formerly Delisserie restaurant, on Allitsen Road. The site will serve the same signature dishes as the Hammersmith, Islington and Marylebone branches, such as the miso-gazed aubergine and green dragon smoked tofu salad.
Variations on the menu and a weekend brunch are also being developed for the restaurant, which is set to open in October this year.
A spokesman for the Gate said: "St John's Wood is a top location and we are a stone's throw from some other great restaurants in the area. The size of the unit is also brilliant, allowing us to do many different things with the space, and we look forward to opening later this year."
Emma Cousins, CDG Leisure, who brokered the deal on behalf of both Delisserie and the Gate, added: "The Gate is guaranteed to be a welcome addition to the area with its burgeoning culinary scene. Not only does it carry the weight of a brand that has been focusing on plant-based dishes for almost 30 years, it also brings a dining offer which is in line with the changing tastes and lifestyles of consumers to a new part of London."
The Gate opened its first site in Hammersmith in 1989, founded by owners and brothers Michael and Adrian Daniel. The menus are overseen by head of food Yossi Edri.