Zizzi, the Gondola-owned chain, has further added to its pipeline of openings, with new sites lined up in Hereford, Manchester and Stratford.

The group’s fifth restaurant in Manchester will open in the Piccadilly Gardens tomorrow after a £1m investment.

The 220-seat restaurant is set over two floors taking inspiration from Manchester’s train station in its feature lighting, booth seating and art walls.

The chain, which has almost 140-sites, is also opening in the re-development of Hereford’s Cattle Market in May. The site will have 130-covers.

It has also lined up a further opening in Stratford for later this year and in Bracknell for 2015.