Celebrated French entrepreneur and fourth-generation baker Eric Kayser is to open a bakery and restaurant on London’s Baker Street this month. 

Hailed as one of France’s best bakers and particularly famous for his sourdough breads, Kayser’s bakery brand Maison Kayser will open in London on 13 January.

Maison Kayser operates more than 100 bakeries in 21 countries, including 20 in Paris, 19 in Tokyo, five in New York, three in Singapore, and now one in London.

The London site will open just over 20 years since Kayser opened his first bakery in Paris in 1996. It will seat 60 and host a takeaway bakery, sit-down restaurant and patisserie.

Kayser said in a statement that the UK venture would be “a celebration of all things artisan”.

Bread will be baked on-site throughout the day and everything available to eat on-site or to takeaway will embody the baker’s “rigorous approach” to food, said the firm.