A Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant has opened its first site outside of London at Bicester Village.

The Ottolenghi group, which was founded by Israeli-born British chef and bestselling food writer Yotam Ottolenghi in 2002, has now opened its ninth site at the luxury designer outlet.

The group runs six delis across London, two standalone restaurants, Nopi and Rovi, as well as a retail and catering arm.

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Last December, Ottolenghi opened in Hampstead and in January the group reportedly secured planning permission to open its first restaurant south of the Thames in London's Richmond.

However, the group has now branched outside of London with its most recent opening at Bicester Village on Wednesday (March 20).

The new restaurant is the largest of Ottolenghi’s retail spaces as well as having 85 covers indoors and a sheltered terrace that seats 60 for dining all year round and offers a similar menu to the other sites in the group.

At breakfast, a selection of pastries is on offer including cinnamon brioche pretzels, almond croissants as well as halva and chocolate pastries, in addition to a hot breakfast menu.

As breakfast rolls into lunch, pastries are replaced with large bowls of salads that can be ordered along with new hot main courses including mac and cheese with za’atar pesto and feta, Swiss chard and feta quiche and baked pasta with burnt aubergine and tahini.

And a dinner menu will consist of options such as chicken breast with lemon yoghurt, and lamb kofta, served alongside a wine list and cocktails such as the Bicester Spritz.

Oxford Mail: A new restaurant is opening at Bicester VillageA new restaurant is opening at Bicester Village (Image: Ottolenghi)

It will also house a selection of packed products, including granola and pita chips, as well as Mr Ottolenghi's cookbooks.

Mr Ottolenghi said: “We’re delighted to be opening a beautiful deli and restaurant for the visitors of Bicester Village, which includes our biggest retail space to date.

“Ottolenghi will be the ideal pit stop for visitors throughout the day and into the evening for any need, from a breakfast of shakshuka or a glass of wine and dinner to close a day of shopping."

Desiree Bollier, chair and global chief merchant at Value Retail, said: "We take great pride in welcoming Ottolenghi to Bicester Village, joining us in our commitment to creating unforgettable experiences for our guests.

"Renowned for its bold and vibrant dishes, Ottolenghi introduces a new dimension to our dining offering with its restaurant, deli and retail space, mirroring our values of hospitality, exceptional service, and luxury retail."

Ottolenghi at Bicester Village is now open at Pingle Drive from 9am to 10pm on Monday to Saturday and 10am to 8pm on Sunday.