Tonkotsu, the ramen noodle restaurant group, is to make its regional debut later this summer in Birmingham.

The six-strong group will open in the city’s Selfridges department store in the first week of September. It already operates a site in the Selfridges in Oxford Street.

Last week, MCA revealed that the group had appointed Stephen Evans, the former development director of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), as its new operations director, as it geared up for further growth.

The group is set to open a new premium restaurant, Anzu, offering contemporary Japanese dishes in The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties’ £400m St James’s Market redevelopment later this year.

The Emma Reynolds-led group will join Salt Yard, Duck & Waffle and Aquavit at the scheme with Anzu – a Japanese brasserie.

Tonkotsu opened its latest site earlier this year in Blenheim Cresent, Notting Hill. The company has also applied to open a site in Guildford Place, Camden.