Aux Pains de Papy, the French bakery run by Mathieu Esposito, is to make its debut in the UK after acquiring its first site in London.

A story on M&C Report, a sister journal of British Baker, says the company has plans to open a further four sites in the capital by 2018.

Joshua Rose at Shelley Sandzer, which advised on the deal, said: “This is the first site for Aux Pains de Papy in London and will prove popular with the office crowd looking for well-made, well-presented delicacies.

“As consumers are becoming more discerning, there has been a demand for high-end, quality bakeries, which Aux Pains de Papy certainly fills.”