Lomito, the steakhouse concept, is to open its second site – in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, MCA has learnt.
The group has ambitions to open more restaurants in the London commuter belt and is eyeing an all-day version with the capital.
Father and son team David and Nicholas Palmer and co-founder Pom Ray all met at the original Gaucho in Piccadilly.
The concept was originally launched by the Palmers as a street food stall in Camden in 2006 before the first restaurant opened in Northwood in 2011. Ray joined the business at that point after several years as a GM working with Tracey Smith and Martin Williams among others.
Ray told MCA: “The main USP of the concept is that we are providing a high standard steak dining experience out to the suburbs. The majority of our guests work in central London and are familiar with all the big steakhouse names. We have broken the mould in the area of the dull chains and the limited offering that local family owned restaurants Anglo Indian, Italian, Chinese provide.
“Gerrards Cross is a going to be a ground floor restaurant approximately 350sqm. We shall have the usual touches of an open display kitchen, large painted mural from artist Fernando Guibert, a good sized bar for both diners and non-diners. Product offering and service standards shall be exactly the same as our Northwood branch.”