Aspire Katara Hospitality (AKH), the Qatar-based hospitality group, has opened its first site in the UK, in London’s Knightsbridge.
It has opened its café restaurant format Chapati & Karak in Brompton Road and said it was looking for further opportunities to expand in the UK through a number of its brands.
The company previously launched in Qatar several hospitality concepts in addition to Chapati & Karak, such as Fish Market and Seafood Restaurant L’wzaar, and the Turkish Ottoman-themed Sukar Pasha Ottoman Lounge.
Chapati & Karak originally opened in Katara Cultural Village, in Doha.
Kholoud Al Hail, chief executive of AKH, said: “Chapati & Karak’s mass appeal and massive success with locals, expats and visitors in Qatar is underlined by strict quality standards and premium ingredients, and by the commercial viability of its every-day food concept, which has been recognised by several investors looking to franchise it in other countries.
“We are encouraged by the success that Chapati & Karak is witnessing in London, and we look forward to proceeding with our expansion through transferring the experiences of successful restaurants from Doha to the British capital.”