San Carlo group to open two sites

The San Carlo restaurant chain, owned by Birmingham-based Harnbury Holdings, is opening two new restaurants with £1.7m of funding from The Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate & Institutional Banking. The first of these restaurants, Fumo, opened in early June next to the existing San Carlo restaurant on Temple Street in Birmingham’s city centre featuring a bar and Italian style tapas small plate dishes. The second venue, a San Carlo Chicchetti, is due to open in July in Piccadilly, London. The two new openings will bring the total number of restaurants run by the family to 11. The company also runs The Signor Sassi, Chicchetti and Fumo restaurants and has sites in Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London and Manchester.