Jamie Barber, the restaurateur behind the Cabana chain, has launched a new round of fundraising through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) as he looks to grow his Hush brasserie concept, M&C Report has learnt.

The company is looking to raise £2m through EIS and is understood to have already lined up a further site in London for the two-strong concept, with an opening scheduled for this summer.

It is thought that Barber has already raised half the new funds through investment into the new scheme from existing investors.

The company currently operates brasseries in St Paul’s and Holborn, plus the brand’s original, flagship restaurant in Mayfair.

Earlier this year, Barber told M&C Report that the brand was performing well and that a refurbishment of its Holborn site last November had led to a 40% rise in like-for-like sales.

He said: “I hope to add one or two Hush sites this year. We have seen a strong performance across all three sites. After the refurb and some internal re-engineering Holborn is performing unbelievably well.”

Barber opened the original Hush over 11 years ago with Geoffrey Moore, son of former James Bond, Roger. Shareholders in the concept include Adam and Sam Kaye.