PizzaExpress will open 118 restaurants for outdoor dining from April 12.

And yes, Eastbourne is on the list for what it is calling ‘Al Fresco April’.

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

‘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.”