China’s biggest hot pot restaurant brand, Hai Di Lao Hot Pot, which has over 700 restaurants in 115 cities around the world, has opened its first UK site in London at the O2.

The 8,200 sq ft restaurant, which has a 2,800 sq ft mezzanine floor, has room for 212 covers. It’s the brand’s second restaurant in Europe.

“It is exciting to be opening our doors at such an iconic London location which shares our ambition for rapid and ambitious growth,” said a spokesman for Hai Di Lao Hot Pot.

A spokeswoman for the O2 said the restaurant was a “dynamic entrant to our portfolio, and a fantastic addition to have on offer. Hot pot culture is a huge trend in the UK, and we are delighted to be selected as one of the first sites in Europe by such a globally acclaimed operator.”