Union Jacks, the wood-fired flatbreads concept from Jamie Oliver and Chris Bianco, is set to open its fifth site later this year in London’s Covent Garden.
Jamie Bianco Ltd, the company behind the concept, has applied for a licence to open in the Grade-II listed Market Building in Covent Garden.
The chain will open a permanent site in the space, which has been occupied over the last five months by a pop-up restaurant from high-quality British food concept Canteen. It is understood that the chef has put in planning permission to construct a glass box to go into the glass-covered building.
The new restaurant will complement the chef’s existing Jamie’s Italian site in Upper St Martin’s Lane.
The company, which launched its first Union Jacks in the Central St Giles Piazza development last November, will open its second unit under the format today in Chiswick on the site of the former French Kitchen.
Davis Coffer Lyons acted on behalf of landlord CapCo in the Covent Garden deal.