Casa Argentina, an Argentine online food retailer, is set to open a restaurant, delicatessen and wine shop in Wimbledon.

The company, led by Roberto Jellinek and Maximiliano Pistone, started as part of specialist import and export restaurant supplier Building Bridges.

The launch of the store follows on from Casa Argentina securing a £120,000 funding package from HSBC, which has enabled Casa Argentina to purchase all the equipment in store.

Lucy Wynn, HSBC’s area director for business banking in South London, added: “Casa Argentina’s launch will not only bring eight new jobs to the local community in Wimbledon, but it will also add to the exciting variety of cuisine on offer to the residents in the village and its many visitors. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this exciting brand.”

Casa Argentina is set to open early this summer and will be located at 156, Arthur Road.