Signature Restaurants is set to open nine new Strada restaurants before the end of the year taking its total estate to 43. The restaurants will be located in sites across the UK, including Bury St Edmunds, Newcastle, Salisbury, Colchester, Birmingham, Brunswick in London, Canterbury, Hitchin and York. In line with plans unveiled in April to open 50 restaurants over the next 24 months, Strada will have opened 20 restaurants outside London by the end of this calendar year. Andy Bassadone, chief executive, told M&C Report: "The restaurants have been very well received and bar any planning setbacks I am confident that we will reach these figures." The company’s 43rd restaurant will be located in Bury St Edmunds, in Cupola House, a Grade I listed building renovated by its former owner Paul Romaine.