May 31, 2011 5.05 pm This story is over 157 months old

Zizzi’s Lincoln grand opening delayed

Delayed opening: Despite the Italian restaurant not being quite ready on time, Zizzi is working on promotional opening events.

Upcoming Italian restaurant Zizzi in Lincoln is still waiting to be completed, despite originally being scheduled to open on May 23.

The new Italian chain on Brayford Wharf North was meant to open last week, but due to extra works needed at the unit, it will now not be opening until June 18.

Because of the delay, Zizzi Lincoln will offer a new grand opening promotion where customers can get discounts off their bill or free food.

When a customer’s party is seated, envelopes will be placed on the table with discounts of between 25% and 100% off their food bill.

Those who miss out on the celebratory event will have more chances to grab a bargain, as Zizzi will be running the night every Monday throughout July.

The interior decor of the restaurant will be influenced by Lincoln’s geography: the 50 mile long ‘Lincoln Cliff’ which informally divides the city into two zones – uphill and downhill.

This will be reflected within the restaurant which is split into two levels to represent the uphill/downhill divide and Limestone flooring is used in the bar area.

In addition, circular island booths should fill the restaurant to mark the city’s origin settlements of circular wooden houses which can be traced back to the Iron Age.

Helen Jones, Managing Director at Zizzi, commented: “We’re hosting ‘Pick a Price’ nights in just a handful of our new restaurants this year – 100% off a meal is an amazing deal and we want as many local diners as possible to take advantage so we’ve decided to run it in Lincoln every Monday throughout July.

“We really hope it encourages people to book a table at our newly designed restaurant. Over the next 12 months we’ll be re-designing all of our existing restaurants – as well as opening new ones across the UK – and the results will be totally inspired by each and every location.”

Photo: Samantha Fisher for The Lincolnite