Square Pie, the gourmet pie shop chain, has opened its biggest restaurant to date at The O2 Arena, Greenwich and revealed it plans to open five new sites next year.

The company said that the new O2 restaurant is the first British specific food offer at the scheme and with over 100 covers is its largest site to date.

It said that the opening, on the back of a successful recent fundraising, paves the way forward for further expansion plans due to take place this year, with a site in Birmingham confirmed for September 2015.

Founder Martin Dewey said: “Our big plans for 2015 have only just begun. We’re really excited with the O2 restaurant opening I think it will become our busiest restaurant, with the exception of our five days at Glastonbury every year!

“Over the next few years we are looking to significantly grow the business both by opening more of our great restaurants and building on the successful launch of our pies and mini pie canapies into supermarkets and foodservice.”