Wagamama, the noodle bar chain, has opened its first suburban site on the High Street in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, its ninth UK outlet all told.

The company recently announced plans to open 10 new outlets in the next financial year. It opened its first site outside London last October at the Printworks development in Manchester and is to open a new site in Nottingham in April.

Wagamama is also planning to open its third international site in Germany after the success of its sites in Dublin and Amsterdam.

The company is looking for new sites in similar locations across the country.