Jamie’s Italian, the casual dining chain spearheaded by Jamie Oliver, is set to open its first site in Edinburgh, after securing a unit in the city’s Assembly Rooms. The chain will open a new restaurant, which is being created within the Supper Room on the ground floor of the venue. Last month, the company secured a site at the recently completed Angel Building in London’s Clerkenwell. It is also set to open at the Maltings shopping centre in St Albans and at the Silbury Arcade in Milton Keynes. The chain is also expected to open in the old court building in Cheltenham; in King’s Street, Manchester; and in the former Bank of Scotland branch in Threadneedle Street, London, before the end of the year. The group is also thought to be close to securing a site in Aberdeen and at Bluewater Shopping Centre. Talking to M&C Report earlier this year, managing director Simon Blagden said the 18-strong chain aimed to have 25 restaurants opened by the end of this year.