Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed business, is to further strengthen its presence in central London, with an opening in Marylebone.

MCA understands that the 28-strong group has secured the Mole Taco Bar site in Picton Place near James Street for an opening before the end of the year.

The company, which recently opened in Brewer Street, Soho, and Great Queen Street, Holborn, has taken a new 20-year lease on the site that will include 50 covers internally and 10 externally.

The group recently further strengthened its 2019 opening pipeline, after lining up an opening in Liverpool.

The company is set to take on a site at the Petticoat Lane Shopping Arcade in the city’s Bold Street for an opening next year.

It has already secured a site in Cardiff for 2019, at a new development in the city’s Church Street, alongside Pho, Mowgli and New World Trading Company’s The Botanist concept.

Last month, MCA revealed that the company was to increase its presence in London, with an opening on The Cut in Waterloo.

The company has secured the Southbank Tandoori site next to the Byron restaurant for an opening later this year.

Honest is also making further in-roads across the UK, having just opened its first restaurant in Bristol and is also set to launch in Manchester