Des McDonald is to relaunch Brera, the Italian all day coffee shop, restaurant and wine bar, in Canary Wharf.

McDonald has undertaken the redevelopment with Italian chef Andrea Cirino, formerly of Locanda Locatelli, Zafferano and Massimo at the Corinthia.

McDonald said: “We have gone back to the charm and style of Milan for our new Brera. We have added a new executive team, homemade pasta and baked goods throughout the menu, a Salumeria Negroni bar for dinner, and weekly changing specials.”

Brera is owned by Daniil Khodurskiy and Costas Thomaides, who attempted to bring Turkey’s Tike Restaurants to the UK.