Pizza Express in Bedford will reopen next month

Pubs and restaurants will be allowed to reopen outdoors on April 12, at the earliest, as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown

By Holly Patel
Thursday, 18th March 2021, 11:38 am
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 11:40 am

The PizzaExpress restaurant in Bedford is one of 118 announced to be reopening next month.

The restaurant chain has revealed plans to open a third of its sites across the country on April 12 for outdoor dining only when Covid-19 restrictions for eating out change, with the restaurant on St Peters Street being one of them.

Zoe Bowley, Managing Director at PizzaExpress said: “We’ve really missed buzz and bustle and seeing our customers enjoying their favourite pizza.

PizzaExpress Alfresco Dining stock image (C) PizzaExpress

"Our Cook At Home range and Click & Collect and Delivery services have been immensely popular during the past few months, but we can’t wait to fire up our ovens and swing open our doors again.

“Whether you book or simply walk-in, our teams will be happily serving our delicious range of pizzas in our gardens and terraces throughout England and we’ll be ready to open in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland as soon as their national restrictions end.

"Of course, we’re set to reopen all of our restaurants in England in May for both indoor and outdoor dining.”

If the anticipation of a real meal out isn’t enough, customers will also be invited to toast their first sips of freedom with a free bottle of Peroni or non-alcohol alternative at any of the 118 pizzerias. It’s available to everyone who’s signed up to its mailing list.

To book a table for al-fresco dining from 12 April or to find your closest pizzeria for delivery or click-and-collect, visit the PizzaExpress website.