Manjaros, the African-Caribbean restaurant concept opening in Newcastle.

The five strong group, which is popular with rap stars, is opening in Charlotte Square in March.

Manjaros, which first launched five years ago in Middlesbrough, also has sites in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, with five more openings set to follow in the next six months including Newcastle, Bradford, Glasgow, Huddersfield and Preston, the Newcastle Chronicle reports.

The Newcastle restaurant, which will also have a dessert parlour on the first floor as well as a private dining area, will be based in the ground floor and first floor of Cross Street.