Leon has opened several new sites in London this week as it looks to solidify its estate in the capital.

The ’naturally fast food’ brand has opened sites in Earls Court and Hanover Square, which follow other recent high-profile openings including Southbank, Battersea and Brixton.

Last year the brand also opened in Angel, Waterloo Bridge and Kensington.

The EG Group-owned business is also gearing up to open its first restaurant in the South West of England in the centre of Bath, with other regional UK locations currently being considered.

Managing director of Leon Restaurants, Glenn Edwards, said: “Our expansion through the years has proudly taken us throughout the UK, and even further afield, however, Leon will always have an affinity with London as it’s home to our first-ever restaurant on Carnaby Street.

“Leon will always offer an experience that is absolutely suited to city life and catering to more and more Londoners, is something that’s so exciting for us at Leon.”

The 456sq m Hanover Square site has a large indoor seating area for 100+ customers, and space for 16 covers outside, while the two-floor Earls Court site flanks the busy entrance to the underground station, with 40 internal seats.

Leon’s traditional menu will be on offer, including its new value hot meal deal, comprising a rice pot and drink for £3.99.

  • Leon’s operations director Stephen Armstrong will be speaking on a panel about people, culture and recruitment at MCA’s Food To Go Conference on 7 March at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, alongside Spencer Craig, founder of Pure. To find view the full agenda and to book tickets please visit foodtogoconference.co.uk.