Polu Poke, the new concept from Celia Farrar, the founder of London’s first poke eatery – Eat Poke, has secured its first standalone site in the City, MCA has learnt.

The concept, which is being backed by Honest Burgers co-founder Dorian Waite and ex-Cote joint managing director Harald Samuelsson, who are also advising on the venture, has secured a site in Principal Place, Worship Street, for an opening in early November.

The site, which will be situated on the fringe of the City and home to Amazon’s new head office, will have space for up to 25 covers, over 1,300sq ft.

The concept will offer a “Build Your Own Bowl” option alongside Farrar’s signature Poke bowls and a grab ‘n’ go menu of Pokerito rolls, hot breakfast pots and more, available to eat in or to go.

MCA understands that a further opening is being lined up in the capital for next spring.

Farrar previously traded the concept at KERB and Street Feast, building up a loyal following, and also operated a two-month pop-up at Selfridges Food Hall.

She also co-authored a recipe book published earlier this year.

The new concept will be focused on “big, bold, brave, mature flavours built upon layers of colour, texture and flavour”. It is thought the group is targeting an average spend per head of c£7.

It will offer a full grab & go menu of Poké Bowls & Rolls and multiple till points enabling customers to be in and out in under 2 minutes.

The concept will include a build your own options but with all ingredients pre-prepped, it will be able to complete a made to order bowl in under 60 seconds from order.