A CHESTER city centre restaurant is to reopen its doors after it had gone into administration during the coronavirus lockdown.

It appeared Chester may have said arrivederci to Carluccio's in Bridge Street when the restaurant chain went into administration at the end of March, just after the UK-wide lockdown began.

But there was widespread interest from potential buyers and Carluccio's was bought out in late May by the owner of giraffe restaurants, saving 30 restaurants, including the one in Chester.

As part of its reopening on August 13, Carluccio’s will be offering guests 50 per cent off their food and soft drinks bill – without the £10 per person limit – as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, as well as £10 off each bottle of wine ordered.

Carluccio’s will reopen with a new menu filled with Italian dishes, catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The team will be observing strict social distancing and safety measures to ensure all have the safest and most enjoyable experience possible. Expect hand sanitising stations, a reduced number of tables and surfaces sanitised every 30 minutes.

Carluccio’s is also delivering straight from its kitchen to the home. Delivery is available from Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

The Carluccio’s deli will also be back in business, along with its online shop.

Carluccio's in Cheshire Oaks will also be reopening, on August 20, according to its website.