Pieminister, the pie shop concept, is targeting six new outlets by the end of 2018 and a total of 30 restaurants by 2020.

The Bristol based group has just opened its latest site in Birmingham’s Waterloo Street, its first in the West Midlands and 13th overall, which has

The group is now actively seeking opportunities in other long-term target locations, including Bath, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool and Sheffield.

They are also looking for further locations in London – such as Brixton, Clapham, Earls Court and Tooting – together with second units in Leeds and Manchester, where their current restaurants are trading well.

Other towns and smaller sites will also be considered, with units offering between 700 and 3,000 sq ft a possibility - although for smaller spaces, an ancillary area either above or below will be required.

Chartered surveyors Williams Gunter Hardwick are leading the search for locations.

Jonathan Simon, managing director and founder of Pieminister, said part of the company’s success has been matching each new venue to its location.

He said: “We design each new premises in-house, tailoring our distinct ‘look’ to fit in with the surroundings and style of the building.

“Going to eat at Pieminister is not just about enjoying a great pie at a sensible price. It’s now far more of a destination venue for friends to meet and eat together.”