Living Ventures, the Jeremy Roberts-led group, plans to open 13 sites in total across four brands over the next 12 months.

The 31-strong company plans to open six new The Alchemist sites, including three in London; four restaurants under its Gusto brand; two Red Doors, including the concepts launch in Leeds; and one under new format Grand Pacific early next year in Manchester.

Aside from the three openings in London, the Simon Potts-led The Alchemist will open this year in Liverpool, Birmingham and Alderley Edge.

It also has a further two openings lined up in Manchester and MediaCity, Salford for next year.

Gusto opened in Lytham St Annes in April and in Leamington Spa in May. These will be followed by openings in Birmingham and York later this year

The company opened its third Red Door underneath The Botanist in Manchester’s Deansgate earlier this month, with a further site set to follow in Leeds later this year.

Grand Pacific is currently an extension of the company’s Australasia site in Spinningfields, which offers “a lighter side of the Australasia experience”.

The new standalone Grand Pacific, which will be housed on the former Room Restaurant site in Manchester, will boast a menu of Pan-Asian small plates cuisine, with a focus on contemporary interpretations of sushi, fish and meat dishes.

It will also house a bar, with a late licence and state-of-the-art DJ booth with “Emulator” touchscreen technology as seen in Australasia.