Marco Pierre White visited Stratford-upon-Avon to mark the official launch of his New York Italian restaurant, which opened in August on Chapel Street.

In a private VIP reception, he was joined by local dignitaries and celebrities, all of whom had the chance to meet the renowned chef, whilst sampling cocktails and cuisine served up by the restaurant.

Marco said: “Stratford is a beautiful, historic town with a great culture of theatre and entertainment and it’s a privilege to be adding one of my favourite cuisines to its line up.”

The new restaurant is managed by local restaurateur James Curran.

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