Dubai-based The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill is eyeing a site in central London, MCA understands.

Located in The DoubleTree by Hilton, in Dubai Marina, the New England-style seafood brasserie is due to open a second site in Dubai this month, at the Studio One Hotel in Studio City.

The concept is the brainchild of award-winning restauranteur Joey Ghazal. Born in Montreal, and raised in Dubai, Ghazal previously spent two years working at Soho House Group in London.

He said he’s always had a greater vision for The Maine, and has hinted at taking it outside the UAE recent interviews.

MCA understands he is looking for sites in the capital between 3-5,000 sq ft.

Ghazal is also founder of Barbary Deli + Cocktail Club in TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Dubai.