Coal Shed Restaurants has appointed Tania Choa, formerly of Soho House and Columbo Group, as group finance and operations director, MCA understands.

Choa was European and special projects finance director at Soho House & Co, and finance director of The Columbo Group, the operator of Jazz Cafe and The Blues Kitchen.

Coal Shed Restaurants is led by Razak Helalat and has two restaurants under its eponymous brand, which specialises in Josper grilled premium steak, one in Brighton and one in the One Tower Bridge development; and a third restaruant under seafood concept The Salt Room, in the Hilton Brighton Metropole.