Restaurant chain Spaghetti House has launched the first of what it is describing as a "new generation" of restaurants, with a new venue in Kensington High Street.
The new style will see the decor move towards subtle and stylish interiors.
Meanwhile, the kitchen is at the heart of the restaurant and in full view of the diners.
Luigi Lavarini, chief executive and the founder's eldest son, said: "Our Italian heritage is stronger than ever today, and whilst we will always remain true to our roots, we are shaping our future with restaurants which will have their own individual look and character, according to the local community."
As Spaghetti House Kensington opens, the original and first Spaghetti House in Goodge Street, Fitzrovia W1 closes for a full refurbishment. It will reopen in late May/beginning of June, again with the kitchen at the heart of the restaurant.
By Neil Gerrard
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