Thaikhun, Comptois Libanais and Absurd Bird have all signed up to open in the new food quarter being developed at the SouthGate shopping centre in Bath.

The brands will take up three of the four new units at the complex, which is owned by Aviva Investors and British Land.

The three restaurants will open in the autumn in Newark Street and St Lawrence Street.

MCA understands that Polpo had been lined up to take the fourth unit at the scheme.