Koh Group, operator of the Koh Thai Tapas and Koh Noi concepts, has announced it has secured a site for the former format in the Hampshire market town of Romsey.

Romsey will become the group’s third location in Hampshire – its eleventh in total, when it opens in mid July after a four week refurbishment.

Last month, the group, which has upped its openings target to 40 sites opened or in its pipeline by 2021, secured its first site in Winchester and third under smaller format Koh Noi after acquiring the Bangkok Brasserie in the city’s Jewry Street.

An 80-cover Koh Thai Tapas will replace, ‘Berties of Romsey’ in the English market town, which has closed after 21 years.

“We have long been interested in Romsey – it’s a fantastic addition to the Koh Thai Tapas brand - the town’s demographics and geographic location make it an ideal setting for us,” said Koh Thai Tapas chief executive Andrew Lennox. “We look forward to seeing some familiar faces who have been fans of our Ringwood and Salisbury branches and to becoming a part of the community in Romsey.”

Kevin Marsh from Savills acted on the deal.