Cinnamon Group, the Boparan-backed restaurant business, has closed its site in London’s Soho.

Cinnamon Soho opened in Kingly Street in 2012.

A statement on its website said: “We have to confess to being a little sad to inform you that our time has come to an end in Soho, but we’ve loved being there and hope to find a new site soon, (you’ll be the first to know we promise), but in the meantime do visit our nearby sister restaurant Cinnamon Bazaar, in Covent Garden.”

The group’s commercial director Tina English told MCA last September that there were no plans to scale back its ambitious growth plans, and said the group was actively looking in London for its Cinnamon Kitchen brand and Surrey for the Cinnamon Bazar format.

The group, founded 15 years ago as the Cinnamon Club at Westminster Library by chef and now chief executive Vivek Singh, opened a Kitchen site Oxford Westgate last October, followed by a further restaurant at Battersea Power Station.

The group, which was acquired by Harry Ramsden’s owner Boparan Restaurant Holdings in 2016, has plans to open 80-100 of its provincial Bazar restaurant concept in the UK, while concentrating on larger cities for its Kitchen brand.