Franco Manca Set for Move to Parsons Green Lane

Pizza chain plans to take over former home of Cote Brasserie

A Franca Manca pizza
A Franca Manca pizza

Pizza chain Franco Manca is planning to move into the former home of Cote on the corner of Parsons Green Lane and Novello Street.

The site is one of two in Fulham which were closed during the pandemic by the brasserie chain, along with its larger restaurant on Jerdan Place.

Both sites have remained empty since then, with notices in the Parsons Green restaurant’s windows saying Au Revoir to its customers. But now Franco Manca has applied to H&F Council to install new signs with the chain’s logo.

The application is for:

Display of 1no. externally illuminated fascia sign on the corner elevation fronting both Novello Street and Parsons Green Lane; display of 1no. externally illuminated fascia sign on the Novello Street elevation; and display of 1no. externally illuminated projecting sign on the Parsons Green Lane elevation.

Details of the application can be found on H&F Council’s website using reference 2022/01937/ADV and it is currently open for comments.

The former Cote premises to be taken over
The former Cote premises to be taken over

David Page, executive chairman of Fulham Shore, the parent company of Franco Manca and second restaurant chain The Real Greek, said in June that there are plans for 11 new openings across the country with customers returning after Covid 19 “interruptions”.

He added, “Our new restaurant openings across the UK continue to trade very well, and we have an exciting pipeline of new sites for the remainder of the financial year."

This will be the second branch of Franco Manca in the borough, alongside the restaurant in Westfield. The company has not yet revealed when it plans to launch in Parsons Green, but people interested in joining its team of ‘passionate sourdough pioneers’ is invited to send their CV to

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August 8, 2022