The former Harpers bar in the City of London is relaunching as Ancient Rome themed bar-restaurant Roma.

Set to open on 23 September, it is owned by Gavin Jones and Ryan Starr, directors of Miroma Leisure, which is also behind Nordic Bar in Fitzrovia, Trapeze bar in Shoreditch and Bar Rumba in the West End.

Roma promises to serve wine from vineyards from former Roman territories including Italy, France, Macedonia and Spain.

The kitchen will be headed up by chef Arturs with Pauline Dubord, formerly of Brasserie Chavot, as general manager.