Cote, the French brasserie chain, has exchanged on a site in Cobham.

The contract for the unit on the town’s high street is conditional upon planning and licensing, which should be decided by the summer.

The group opened its latest site at the Kingston Riverside Development earlier this month, its 48th and first in Manchester will open next month, to be followed by openings in Marlow and Bury St Edmunds in May.

The company has a strong pipeline of openings in place for this year, with sites already secured in Wokingham and Bishop Stortford.

Davis Coffer Lyons acted on the Cobham deal.