Tom Berk, who previously worked as a restaurant and events manager at companies, including Conran Restaurants and Carluccio’s, is to open a third site in London under his Red Dog brand.

Berk has secured the former La Terraza site in Bedford Road, Clapham for the opening of Red Dog South, which will open on 7 April.

His first solo venture, Red Dog Saloon, an American Style BBQ Restaurant, opened in Hoxton Square in June 2011.

The 84-cover restaurant and bar offers a menu focused on US barbecue dishes, including meat smoked in its hickory and mesquite-burning smoker. Typical dishes include Boston Butt, St Louis cut ribs, brisket and beef short ribs as well as a range of burgers and sandwiches.

Berk opened a second smaller site next to his original unit called Red Dog Sandwiches last October.