Chai St, the Indian street food concept from Cardiff-based Mint & Mustard, is looking to expand across London and the south east, M&C has learnt.

High-end contemporary Indian restaurant group Mint & Mustard opened the first Chai St in Cardiff’s Canton area of the city centre earlier this year as the fifth restaurant for the company.

A spokesperson for the group told M&C the decision to grow the brand is inspired by its instant success with customers and a glowing review from the Independent on Sunday that suggested it moves east across the UK.

The owners, who developed the group of Keralan restaurants after moving to the UK and being dissatisfied with the style of Indian food available, are looking across the south east for locations to open the next Chai St.

Meanwhile one of the four Mint & Mustard venues at Penarth, south Wales, is moving premises to accommodate greater demand.

The independently owned Mint & Mustard first opened in Cardiff in 2006 to serve lighter, fresher Indian food from southern India. The company has grown and now has sites in Taunton and Weston-Super-Mare as well as Cardiff and Penarth.