Bistrot Pierre, the Livingbridge-backed group, has confirmed it will open in the Mulberry Walk development in Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, in February.

As reported by MCA earlier this month the group has a unit in the £20m development alongside Loungers, Prezzo and Cafee Nero. The group said it would replicate its Newport site, which it said remains one of the most successful bistrots since opening in November 2015.

The news come weeks before the Bistrot Pierre group prepares to open its 16th site in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare on 9 September and shortly after it launched a bistrot in the heart of Birmingham in July.

It will also open in Altrincham in November and Swansea in Spring 2017.

Rob Beacham, co-owner of Bistrot Pierre, said: “The bistrot will be a welcome addition to our growing portfolio across the UK as Mere Green benefits from major regeneration and is in a sought-after location; I’m confident it will be a popular choice for locals when it opens in early 2017.

“Next month we’ll be opening one of our largest bistrots in Weston-super-Mare, where major regeneration is boosting the food and drink scene and the tourism trade is thriving.”