The team behind Roast Restaurant in London’s Borough Market is set to launch a second site in the capital, MCA has learnt.

Entrepreneur John Turner, who backs Roast, which was founded by restaurateur Iqbal Wahhab, is believed to be behind the launch of Roast Kitchen in Fitrovia.

The new site will open on the corner of Great Portland Street and Langham Street later this year and may lead to further opening under the concept.

The original Roast was opened in 2005 by Wahhab OBE, who also founded the Cinnamon Club in Westminster with Turner’s backing.

Roast has gone on to win acclaim and awards across the UK, with many of the ingredients used by head chef Stuart Cauldwell coming from Borough Market’s very own stalls.

Wahhab had previously explored a roll out of his Roast To Go casual dining concept across London. He currently runs one Roast To Go site next to the original restaurant.

Shelley Sandzer is thought to have acted on the Fitzrovia deal.