Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed business, is to increase its presence in London, with an opening on The Cut in Waterloo, MCA understands.

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

It is the latest high-profile London site to be secured by the group, which has already taken on the Strada in Great Queen Street, in the West End, and the former Ittenbari Japanese restaurant site in Brewer Street, Soho.

The now 26-strong company 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.