The Hunger Games star Stanley Tucci is still dreaming of opening his own restaurant after helping to develop the Finch Tavern in Croton Falls, New York.

The food and wine-loving movie star, who tasted culinary success with the release of his first cookbook last year (12), still wishes he had been more involved in the restaurant business, and now insists he has learned enough to start his own place.

The actor tells Cigar Aficionado magazine, "I helped put it (restaurant) together. Everyone thought it was mine but it wasn't. I wasn't as involved as I liked.

"I still want to do that, to open a little restaurant of my own... I can't stop thinking about food - it's all I want to do."

It looks like the business venture will be based in London as Tucci in the process of setting up home there with his British wife Felicity Blunt.