Polish patisserie concept Sowa Patisserie has raised £190,000 to triple the size of its Ealing site and open a second restaurant in London.

Parent company Polish Food Express secured the funding from HSBC, which is initially being used for a complete overhaul of its debut site in Ealing.

With sales turnover currently at £1.7m, Polish Food Express is expecting a 25% increase in sales next year with the expansion.

Arjan Van Den Berkmortel, Regional Head of Business Banking for HSBC in the London Region, said: “It’s brilliant to be able to support a company with such a cherished heritage. We have a passionate team at HSBC with expert knowledge of the Ealing area so we knew that Polish Food Express was becoming increasingly popular and could benefit from expansion. We look forward to continuing to work with Polish Food Express to grow what is, at its heart, a business founded on a love of good food.”

Krzysztof Kacprazk, Founder of Polish Food Express, added: “We are excited to celebrate the opening of our expanded and renovated restaurant this Christmas, which wouldn’t have been possible without HSBC’s support and our relationship manager Jacob Swiderski. We’ve partnered with the bank since we launched in 2004, and everyone there has been integral to our growth, providing financing and guidance to nurture our passion for quality polish cuisine.

“We believe that food should first and foremost come from the heart and are excited to introduce more people within London to our delicious cuisine as we continue to develop the Polish Food Express dining experience.”