Ask Restaurants has launched a new grill and bar concept in the former Regent hotel in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

The Leamington Bar and Grill is due to open on Monday, serving a range of traditional British dishes including fish and chips, priced at around £17 for three courses.

The group will assess the success of the site before deciding whether the concept can be rolled out.

The company has also sold its final Nimmo’s branded sites, to Xich-Lo, the Oslo-based Vietnamese concept. The group paid a premium of 45,000 on an annual rent of 72,000 for the site on St John’s Street in Islington, London.

The 80-seat restaurant is due to open early next year and will serve a mix of traditional and contemporary Vietnamese dishes with an average spend of £30.