A new wine bar and restaurant has opened its doors in Cirencester.

Sam Edwards and Jak Doggett, the chefs behind Sam & Jak The Firehouse at Upton, have opened their second venue - this time in their home town.

The venue, called Sam & Jak, is split over two floors on Cricklade Street. There is a private dining room on the first floor, while the ground floor is the home of the bar and the kitchen.

The kitchen contains a large wood fired oven that will prepare dishes like lamb, turnip tops and anchovy pangrattato and red mullet, brown crab with caper and lemon butter. It will also be firing up breakfasts with Cumberland sausages or a smoked kipper with brown butter.

Sam, 32, had previously worked and trained at The Manor House in Moreton-in-Marsh while both he and Jak went onto to work with renowned chef – Bob Parkinson of Bibendum, London, David Thompson and a Michelin Bib Gourmand winner in his own right.

The duo, who also own an event catering company, say their new venture is very different from the smoky barbecue restaurant of the Firehouse, near Burford .

“We have tried to create something a unique for Cirencester and we wanted a very different feel to The Firehouse,” said Sam.

“Deep fried oyster with harissa crème fraiche or a fresh black truffle and ricotta gundi are perfect bites for sharing whilst enjoying a drink with friends.”

The kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week and will be open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday.

Jak, 28, said: “Both being from the town it can be intimidating cooking for our friends and those that know us so well but the reception has been really good and we hope to keep evolving the food and drink offering as we develop.”

For more information on Sam & Jak call 01285 704478 or visit samandjak.co.uk