Bill Granger, the Australian chef and restaurateur, has secured approval to open his second Granger & Co site in the UK in Clerkenwell.

As revealed by M&C Report in May, the chef and TV personality has taken a site at the Buckley Building development in Clerkenwell Green for a 98-cover, ground-floor restaurant.

Granger opened his first UK site under the all-day dining concept, which features an Australian-influenced menu, in Notting Hill in November 2011.

He opened on the site of the former Pix Pintos bar in Westbourne Grove.

Granger currently operates seven restaurants under the bills name, his all-day dining, Asian and Mediterranean-influenced concept. He operates three in Australia and four in Japan. He opened his first restaurant in 1993 in Sydney and his latest in Odaiba, Japan in July last year.

Shelley Sandzer is understood to have acted for landlord Derwent London on the Buckley Building deal.