A NEW Greek restaurant taking over the former Jamie's Italian unit on George Street has asked for permission to sell alcohol and have live music until midnight every day of the week.

The Real Greek restaurant chain has revealed its plans for the unit in a licence application to Oxford City Council.

The company has also asked to be able to play recorded music and 'show films' until 1am.

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Owned by the Fulham-Shore group which also owns Franco Manca, The Real Greek already has 15 restaurants, mostly in London, with other branches in Reading and Bristol.

The firm says the food it serves 'comes from the delicious and healthy diet of the Eastern Mediterranean', mostly Hellenic classics such as flat breads, houmous, taramasalata and moussaka.

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The Oxford branch of Jamie's Italian was the company's first restaurant when it opened in 2008, and closed in May this year when the entire company went into administration.

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The unit at 24-26 George Street quickly went on the market.

Members of public can see the Real Greek's licence application online at public.oxford.gov.uk using reference code 19/04689/PREM