New Moseley PizzaExpress pays tribute to local car pioneer

Pizza lovers are in for a treat with the opening of a new PizzaExpress in Moseley.

The restaurant, which can seat 118 people, has created 25 new jobs, including 5 pizzaiolos and 13 waiters and waitresses.

An estimated 640 kilos of dough, 4,500 pizzas and 2,000 portions of dough balls will be used in the first month alone.

The new restaurant pays tribute to car pioneer Frederick W. Lanchester who lived in Moseley and ran a factory at nearby Sparkbrook. The Lanchester Motor Company Ltd was started by Frederick and his two brothers in 1899.

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The restaurant’s design take inspiration from the early Lanchester cars, including the large air inlet grills, the leather detailing on the interior and some of the fluid aerodynamic forms of the cars.

Other aspects include feature pendant lights, chevron panelled pizzaiola counter, light natural oak chairs with tan and dark brown leather seat pads and white Carrara marble and natural oak tables.

Restaurant manager Lee Griffiths said: “We will have a beautiful new restaurant and can’t wait to show it off to our customers. We have a friendly and enthusiastic team who are looking forward to welcoming everyone over a delicious pizza.”