Corbin & King will reopen five of its sites for dinner on 4 July.

The London-based restaurant operator has said it plans to open The Wolseley, Colbert, Brasserie Zédel, Fischer’s and Café Wolseley at Bicester, but that it is too early to determine exactly on what basis.

Writing in businesses latest newsletter, co-founder Jeremy Corbin also revealed that its new concept – pescatarian restaurant, Manzi’s – which was supposed to open at the end of May, could also open by October this year.

In response to the 4 July reopening confirmation, Corbin said he rejects the ‘wait and see’ approach of some restauranteurs because he feels “strongly that our restaurants are very much part of the fabric and community of both central London and the neighbourhoods, [but also that] if people are willing to go to restaurants then we should be open for them to be able to do so.”

On the guidelines, he said it would be “difficult to know whether we can fully comply or not.”

“It is for me to ascertain whether a group of four to six customers is constituted from the correct households? Do I have to take the full details of every guest that comes through the door of just the host (so much for no queuing and GDPR).

“Anyway, we are determined to open but we need to ‘get our skates on’ and what I do know is that we are only ten days from opening – and that is the absolute minimum we need to bring staff of furlough, train them and prepare the restaurants for operation – it doesn’t happen overnight.”

The Delaunay, in Covent Garden, and Soutine, in St John’s Wood, will remain closed for the time being.