A popular York restaurant has had a makeover, adding a ‘stylish new dining area’.
PizzaExpress is already housed in some style, in the Grade II splendour of River House on Museum Street.
Now it has undergone a makeover and just unveiled anew look to customers.
A company spokesperson told YorkMix:
PizzaExpress on Museum Street has received a stylish new dining area which includes velvet curtains and a beautifully tiled reception room.
The pizzeria is a listed building, and it has received new signage outside to complement the furniture and decoration refurbishments inside.
The kitchen has also received improvements such as a new area to cater for increased delivery volumes.
The building opened in 1869, as a gentleman’s club. Eminent York Victorians wanted an exclusive hangout, and The Yorkshire Club was created in 1839.
Its original home was St Leonard’s Place before it moved into the grand Museum Street building.
River House also boasted a private waterfront area. Today, that Lendal Boatyard, a dock for the City Cruises pleasure boats.
It has been home to PizzaExpress for many years. At its heart is the open kitchen, where expert pizzaiolos showcase their talent for pizza making.
Ben Hicks, territory manager at PizzaExpress York, said: “Our customers have a lot of love for our pizzeria and we think they’ll enjoy the new refresh our store has been given as it provides an excellent ambience for any occasion.
“We look forward to welcoming people through our doors and serving the meals they want most.”