(Submitted by PizzaExpress for your information)
Next week (13th February 2017), a stylish new PizzaExpress restaurant opens in the heart of Formby, bringing signature and much-loved dishes such as the American Hot and Padana pizzas, to the town for the first time.
The new opening will bring 20 additional jobs to the community.
The 141 sq ft restaurant, has been designed to provide a relaxing space with coastal links, reflecting the seaside setting of the town of Formby. The restaurant has a rustic, seaside feel with walls clad in a mix of white wash and green timber planks and cladding, while the Pizzaiola counter has been covered in reclaimed timber planks to create a rustic effect.
Artwork in the restaurant celebrates the first lifeboat station in Britain launched in 1776, which was at nearby Formby Beach and the remains of which can still be seen today.
Banquette style seating in blue and deep tan reflect the feel of a lifeboat station and the sea theme is also reflected in the rope screens which separate seating areas.
Restaurant Manager Archie Quinlan comments:
I am incredibly excited to be bringing the nation’s best-loved pizza to Formby, and to be at the helm of such a great team
The opening coincides with the introduction of the brand’s Winter Specials menu, which includes a Barbacoa Romana pizza (£14.25) and the return of old favourite the Etna (£13.20). The mouth-watering Chocolate Fondant (£6.40) is also on offer on the dessert menu; alongside two delicious cocktails: the Sloe Prosecco (£5.35) and the Flat White Martini (£5.25).
For younger pizza-lovers, the Piccolo menu is full of tasty choices including ‘Create Your Own’ pizza, and starts at just £3.95. For budding chefs looking to celebrate a birthday, a Pizza Making Party will see them transformed into Pizzaiolo’s so they can stretch, toss and top their own pizza and play party games before sitting down to enjoy their culinary creations.
For more details visit www.pizzaexpress.com
Notes: A Pizza History
· PizzaExpress has been obsessed with pizza ever since its founder Peter Boizot opened his first restaurant on Wardour Street in London’s Soho in 1965
· PizzaExpress was one of the first restaurants to adopt open kitchens where its skilled pizzaiolos stretch, toss and top each freshly prepared pizza
· PizzaExpress now has 450 restaurants across the UK