Jamie Oliver has confirmed that his Jamie’s Italian brand will make its debut this autumn in Delhi before expanding to further cities across the country.

Earlier this year, the high-profile chef, who is currently assessing his options regarding his restaurant group, signed a joint venture agreement with International Market Management, a London investment and management company, and Carnation Hospitality, a Delhi-based business, to expand in India.

He will initial launch two sites in Delhi – a Jamie’s Italian and new venture Jamie’s Pizzeria, before moving on to openings in Ambiance mall, Vasant Kunj and Ambiance mall, Gurgaon.

Oliver said: “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be bringing Jamie’s Italian and Jamie’s Pizzeria to India. Delhi is a vibrant, colourful, buzzing city with an already incredible food scene, so to be opening two restaurants there is a huge honour.”

The Jamie’s Italian will have 120-130 covers , while Jamie’s Pizzeria will be 50-60 seat restaurant serving “innovative and delicious thin crust pizzas, salads, sides and desserts”.

Oliver currently has 63 restaurants operating across 11 countries. He will soon open a further site in London in Ludgate Hill.

M&C revealed earlier this year that Oliver was exploring options regarding his restaurant business, including the Jamie’s Italian chain and Barbecoa, which could result in a sale of a stake in the business that is valued at £200m.

The high-profile chef, who launched Jamie’s Italian in Oxford in 2008, has appointed the Royal Bank of Canada to oversee the process.

The group has further strengthened its global presence over the summer with new openings in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore.

Earlier this year, the company signed a deal with Italian company Food Concepts to ramp up its presence in Europe, setting its sights on Belgium, Holland and Germany. The first site under the franchise deal will open in the Markthal in Rotterdam this autumn.