Ali Ocakbasi, which specialises in a fusion of traditional and modern Anatolian cuisine, will make its UK debut just off Leicester Square next month.

The restaurant will take a 2,000sq ft unit on a 10-year lease at 16 Irving Street.

The concept was founded in 2012 by Okan Akkaş and Ahmet Uçar who operate two branches in Istanbul and further sites in Amsterdam and Vienna.

Kiren Dhesi, of Cedar Dean Group, which acted for the previous tenant, Woodblox Ltd, on the deal together with Paul Davison from advisory firm Adlers, said: “We are really excited to have sold the lease to Ali Ocakbasi, making London the latest home to its European growth plans, following Amsterdam and Vienna. We are looking forward to doing a lot more work with them in the future.”

Adam Landau of One One One Advisory acted for Ali Ocakbasi.