Brian Hannon, the current director of food and restaurants at Selfridges, is backing the launch of Smoking Goat, a new Thai barbecue restaurant and bar.

Hannon, who was previously with Mitchells & Butlers for 16 years, leaving in 2011 as director of operations, is a director in Super 8 Restaurants, which is behind the launch of the new venture that will launch later this month in Soho’s Denmark Street.

Hannon is launching the concept with co-founder Ben Chapman, with the site’s menu to be overseen by head chef Seb Home.

The venue will serve a short daily menu with a focus on cooking over wood and with traditional pestles and mortars.