Welsh gastropub operator, the Knife & Fork Food Company, has secured its fifth venue.

The group will open next month on the site of the former Twenty Nine Park Place restaurant in Cardiff.

The company already operates The Conway in Pontcanna, Cardiff, The Pilot in Penarth, The Old Swan Inn in Llantwit Major, and The Discovery in Roath Park, Cardiff.

Sean Murphy, one of three partners who own the group, told Wales Online: “Until now we’ve always considered ourselves to be a company that specialises in community pubs and to date we have been very successful at that, however, when we saw Twenty Nine Park Place we simply couldn’t resist such a magnificent opportunity.

“The venue is stunning and our move into town heralds the beginning of a whole new era for us. Our current customers will certainly feel at home when we open as it will very much have the Knife & Fork Food stamp on it, however, we’ve unquestionably scaled it up a notch, now that we’re in the city centre.

“We’re looking forward to opening our doors in July, but for now we’re very busy making it the very best city pub with food it can possibly be. And, in association with Wonder Company who have put together a contemporary yet comfortable design, it promises to be worth a visit.”