Ollie Dabbous, whose eponymous restaurant won its first Michelin star eight months after opening last year, is believed to have picked the name Barnyard for his mooted second site, which is thought will be located at Somerset House.

M&C Report understands that Dabbous has trademarked the name Barnyard and set up a new company Barnyard Restaurants for his second venture.

Dabbous and fellow Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell have been linked with the two available units at Somerset House. Restaurant operators are being sought for the New Wing at the listed Grade 1 property.

Davis Coffer Lyons (DCL) has been appointed to seek operators for two new units at the Strand and River facing New Wing at the historic property, which already counts Tom Aiken’s Tom’s Kitchen, Tom’s Deli and Fernandez and Wells as tenants.

The two premises comprise of approximately 4,500sq ft of ground floor space each with further back of house space in the basement levels. Each space incorporates a “stunning period drawing room” at the ends of the wings one being close to the Strand and Covent Garden and the other with views overlooking the river and the river front terrace.

The Wing has been vacated by HMRC who spent some 250 years in occupation at Somerset House.

Dabbous said earlier this year that Ross Gibbens current head chef of his eponymous site, would take the helm of his new venture once a location was found.