Too Good To Go, the Danish leftover food start-up, has raised €6m (£5.3m) from some of its existing investors, as it prepares to expand in 2019.

The firm, which enables users to collect leftover dishes from restaurants and stores at discounted prices, has partnered with 1,500 retailers in London to date, including Yo Sushi, Konditor & Cook and Chop’d.

Chief executive Mette Lykke said: “The reality is that it’s standard practice for food businesses to throw away perfectly edible food.

“We give them the flexibility to offer up anything that’s still good to eat and sell it to consumers through the app at a discounted price. It’s a win for retailers, because they reduce waste, acquire customers and increase revenue, it’s a win for consumers who get great food for a reduced price, and it’s obviously a win for the environment which is our main motivation.”

Headquartered in Copenhagen, its London office is expected to double in size by the summer to a team of 40.