Azzurri to launch Ask & Zizzi in Northern Ireland & the Republic

Azzurri is looking to expand its restaurant chain to Northern Ireland and the Republic with up to 20 new sites within the next five years, starting with Zizzi in Belfast's Victoria Square.

A range of restaurant chains are launching in Northern Ireland, including US burger brand Five Guys and Carluccio's which will both open in Victoria Square.

Earlier this year it was revealed that chef Marco Pierre White is opening his first restaurant in east Belfast.