Otarian, the quick service vegetarian restaurant concept, has pulled out of its site in London’s Soho, under a year after the opening of what was its second restaurant in the UK. The company, which also operates a unit in Shaftesbury Avenue, said it was hoping to move from the site in Wardour Street to new premises in the capital. However, M&C Report understands that the group closed the Wardour Street site as it was underperforming and that it will concentrate on Shaftesbury Avenue site, which continues to perform well. It is thought that a third proposed Otarian site in lower Regent street, which was acquired last year but never opened, has already been disposed of. Otarian, which is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Pankaj and Radhika Oswal, opened its first outlets in New York and London at the end of 2009. It claimed to be the world’s first chain to carbon footprint every menu item to international standards. Property advisor CWM is set to market the Wardour Street site.