Lobos, the “meat and tapas bar” concept, is to double its presence in London, after securing a site in Soho, MCA understands.

The fledgling concept, which is the brainchild of three former Tapas Brindisa employees Roberto Castro, Ruben Maza and Joel Placeres, is understood to have secured the former Top Dog site in Frith Street for an opening later this year.

Castro, who was a head chef at Brindisa, and Maza and Placeres, both operations managers for the group, opened the first Lobos site last year on Borough High Street.

Matt Hermer, founder of the Ignite Group, closed Top Dog, the hotdog concept he launched with his wife Marissa last year, earlier this week.

A message on its twitter feed stated that it was looking to return soon in pop-up form.

Hermer had previously said that the group was working on a larger diner format for the concept, with a second site is under offer, closer to Ignite’s Chelsea head office.

MCA revealed earlier this year that Hermer was considering his options for Ignite which includes the Eclipse and Bumpkin brands.

Sammy Weinbaum at CDG Leisure acted on the Frith Street deal.