Nautical theme for refurbished PizzaExpress restaurant at Regatta Quay, Ipswich

Members of the team at PizzaExpress at Regatta Quay, Ipswich.
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Members of the team at PizzaExpress at Regatta Quay, Ipswich. Picture: SWNS.com - Credit: SWNS.com

A restaurant on the Ipswich Waterfront has re-opened with a new nautical look following a major refurbishment.

The interior of the new-look PizzaExpress restaurant on the Ipswich Waterfront.
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The interior of the new-look PizzaExpress restaurant on the Ipswich Waterfront. Picture: SWNS.com - Credit: SWNS.com

The PizzaExpress on Regatta Quay features new banquette and booth seating and pendant lighting, with a new colour scheme and artwork celebrating the maritime history of Ipswich.

Traditional navigation communication flags have also been applied to a floor-to-ceiling mirror, spelling out “PizzaExpress 2017”.

A new menu has been introduced to coincide with the reopening and the outdoor dining area has been rejuvenated with new seating, planters and windbreaks, together with festoon lighting and encased naked flame heaters for chillier evenings.

Restaurant Manager Kostas Papanikolaou said: “We are incredibly excited to be relaunching our newly renovated restaurant at Ipswich Regatta Quay and can’t wait to invite new guests and regulars inside to see the changes.”

The PizzaExpress restaurant at Regatta Quay, Ipswich, has reopend following a refurbishment.
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The PizzaExpress restaurant at Regatta Quay, Ipswich, has reopend following a refurbishment. Picture: SWNS.com - Credit: SWNS.com

PizzaExpress founder Peter Boizot opened his first restaurant on Wardour Street in London’s Soho in 1965 and the chain now has 450 sites across the UK.

It was one of the first restaurants to adopt “open” kitchens where its skilled pizzaiolos stretch, toss and top each freshly prepared pizza.