Côte continues expansion with double acquisition

Côte continues expansion with purchase of Jackson & Rye and Limeyard

Restaurant group Côte has purchased London-based eateries Jackson & Rye and Limeyard with plans to roll-out both brands to other sites as it continues to expand its casual dining chain.

Jackson & Rye currently has three sites in Soho, Richmond and Chiswick, all of which offer upmarket East Coast American-style food.

All-day casual dining restaurant Limeyard has one site in Ealing.

Both were initially backed financially by restauranteur Richard Caring, who owns upmarket restaurants including J Sheeky and The Ivy.

Côte chief executive Alex Scrimgeour said: “We are incredibly excited to bring two high-quality fledgling restaurant concepts under the Cote umbrella at such an early stage in their growth.

“Both cater to a new type of clientele for us and we see an opportunity to apply Cote’s proven front and back of house expertise to develop and expand both brands further.”

Cote is now owned by BC Partners after it bought the chain from CBPE Capital last July.

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