Canteen, the winner of the Industry Rising Star Award at the Retailers’ Retailer annual awards, is to open its third site on London’s Baker Street this September. The new 120-cover restaurant, which will be located in the former Marks & Spencer building, will be the first outlet to also feature a more informal food and drink offering, with communal café-style seating. The venue will comprise several round communal tables, a more clearly defined 80-cover eating area with booth seating, a breakfast bar where people can dine and a bar for drinks. The founders of the concept, Dominic Lake, Patrick Clayton-Malone and Cass Titcombe, are looking to promote all-day dining with the launch of a more informal-style eatery and bar. Clayton-Malone told M&C Report: “We are trying to create a more casual concept, so that people can come in for a coffee or breakfast and not feel like they are going to a formal restaurant. “We are also looking to heighten the focus on the bar, so people know that they don’t only need to come in and eat.” The partners are set to promote the bar-side of their operations with the launch of a new drinks menu in the summer focusing on UK beers and beverages made from British ingredients such as rhubarb, cider brandy, elderflower and lavender. The group will also introduce lighter snacks and a weekly changing cake and afternoon tea menu, so that the outlet can cater for a greater range of clientèle. Clayton-Malone said that the company will continue the expansion of the brand through a considered roll-out approach, with the next couple of sites still set to be located in London.