Little Bay, the bistro-style restaurant chain founded by Yugoslavian Peter Ilic, will open its sixth site this evening in the Umi Hotel, in Brighton. The restaurant, which is still under development, will eventually feature 140 covers internally and a further 40 covers outside. The group currently has three sites in London, one in Croydon and one in Belgrade, Serbia, however, its Battersea site remains closed due to a fire that broke out on New Year’s Day 2010. Ilic told M&C Report that the company hopes to reopen the Battersea site soon and was also looking into the possibility of opening further restaurants under the Little Bay brand across the country. He said: “I could definitely see the concept working in places such as Birmingham, Leeds and Newcastle.” Ilic also operates Food Ilic, a salad concept, which opened in Brighton at the start of 2010. He is currently looking at adding a London site under the brand, with the addition of a sandwich offer to its menu. He said: “It is in the same sector as Pret a Manger and I believe it has the capability to be chain. It is definitely something I want to explore further.”