Hixon Green, the Hove-based wine bar/café concept is planning to expand across the south east, with a second site set to open in Lewes, East Sussex, and further openings being lined up in Horsham and Tunbridge Wells.

The concept, which is understood to be the brainchild of wine wholesaler Brijesh Patel, launched last year in Church Road, Hove.

It is set to open its second site later this autumn on the former Prezzo unit in Lewes.

MCA understands that the fledgling group is also in advanced talks to take the closed Strada site in Horsham’s East Street and in talks to acquire the closed CAU restaurant in Tunbridge Wells.