Zebrano Bars has announced plans for expansion into London’s City this autumn with the arrival of its third site, a restaurant, bar and late night lounge, Zebrano in the City.

Opening in the shadow of the Gherkin this October, Zebrano in the City signals a new chapter for the group, offering fine dining for the first time.

Zebrano was founded in 2004 by the founder of Seymour-Valentine Coffee, Cevat Riza, and former Head of Hospitality for JP Morgan, Don Cameron, when they opened Zebrano Carnaby, followed by Zebrano Soho on Greek Street in 2008.

Pauline Crossman, a partner in an accountancy practice who joined the business in 2013 as their finance director is also one of the main shareholders in the project.

The venues have both experienced a 20% growth every year and the group are consequently now about to embark on a larger scale project, with Zebrano in the City being their first virgin build.

The two-floor venue will span over 6000 square feet and offer drinking, dining and dancing all under one roof. The top floor will house a luxury dining experience, whilst the lower ground will have more of a late night lounge ambience. Renowned DJ’s and live acts will perform downstairs throughout the night.

The impressive interior will blend the organic with an urban elegance, designed by the internationally-recognised architectural designer and conceptual artist, Perparim Rama, the founding director of 4M Group.

Through the use of recycled materials, the multi-dimensional design will be both inviting and eclectic, creating a raw combination of earthy sophistication and industrial chic.