The 110-cover restaurant joins the group’s existing sites in Bankside, Islington, Canary Wharf and Oxford Circus, serving a simple ‘mix and match’ menu of burritos, fajitas and tacos, with fillings such as chicken, pork or steak.
Dishes, which are all made on-site, are then topped with a choice of guacamole, coriander and lime or Mexican rice, organic black or pinto beans, sour cream or Monterey Jack cheese.
Brandon Stephens, managing director of Tortilla, said he was confident the concept would work in the City, claiming the group’s Canary Wharf site is ‘probably the busiest burrito joint in the UK’.
“We’ve had a great response since opening our first site in 2007 and the response to Californian-Mexican food in London has been overwhelming. We are confident that Leadenhall will be equally successful.”
The Leadenhall Market restaurant will seat a further 20 covers outside and is due to launch in mid-September.