The San Carlo Group has further strengthened its presence in Manchester after securing the 47 King Street West site.

The restaurant closed its doors yesterday, with all staff expected to be transferred to San Carlo.

The family-owned group now operates seventeen restaurants across the UK, including five in Manchester: San Carlo and Cicchetti on King Street West; Fumo at 1 St Peter’s Square; and Gran Café and Bottega within Selfridges on Exchange Square.

Group chairman Carlo Distefano said: “We’re delighted to have acquired this site, it’s a great addition to the group and we look forward to unveiling our plans for this prime location in the near future.”