Cote, the French brasserie chain backed by CBPE, has secured a site in Newbury for an opening at the start of next year, M&C Report understands.

The 53-strong group, which earlier this week secured its first opening in Liverpool, has taken a vacant unit at 102-103 Northbrook Street in the town.

The company will open four sites in total before the end of the year, with openings in Teddington, Muswell Hill and Cardiff, joining the launch in Liverpool.

It is thought that the group’s pipeline for 2015 is already looking “healthy”.