Tony Macaroni adds Marischal Square to its successful recipe

The Tony Macaroni formula of authentic Italian cooking at affordable prices is already a huge success in 12 locations across Scotland including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Dundee and East Kilbride and the new restaurant will be the company’s second in the Granite City.

Tony Macaroni will join Costa, All Bar One, Prezzo, Marriott International and iconic north-east businesses Aberdeen Journals and Mackie’s at Marischal Square in a move likely to create 40 new jobs at the restaurant/bar/offices complex.

Fit-out work on the new 4,460 sq. ft. restaurant has started.  It will feature a state-of-the-art Marana Forni wood fired pizza oven and seat up to 155 diners, including a private dining area.

Marischal Square is being delivered by urban regeneration specialists Muse Developments, working with site landowner Aberdeen City Council with Aviva Investors providing the project funding.

Aberdeen City Council’s City Centre Masterplan lead, Councillor Marie Boulton, welcomed the addition of the Tony Macaroni business to Marischal Square, with the deal meaning that five of the seven bar/restaurant spaces on site are now occupied.

Councillor Boulton added: “It’s great that a company which is very well established in Edinburgh and Glasgow is coming to Marischal Square.

“Marischal Square is one of the developments which is aimed at revitalising the east end of Union Street as part of the City Centre Masterplan Project and I’m pleased that Toni Macaroni has recognised this by siting a new restaurant in this quarter.”

The new restaurant will sit alongside the impressive ‘Poised’ sculpture by internationally renowned artist, Andy Scott, which has already been a major success with the Aberdeen public.

Muse Developments Regional Director, Scotland, Stephen Turner, said that adding the Tony Macaroni brand name to the tenant list at Marischal Square was another key moment for the development.

“This is a major city centre transformational project which fully supports the long-term ambitions for Aberdeen and delivers a vibrant new mixed-use development in keeping with the city’s justifiable position as one of the UK’s leading business destinations.

“It is encouraging that the team at Tony Macaroni share our vision that Marischal Square has the potential to make a long-term impact on the local economy and the fact they have chosen to add Marischal Square, Aberdeen to their list of restaurants in Scotland is a terrific endorsement of what we are trying to achieve with the project.”

Tony Macaroni won the ‘Best Pizza Restaurant’ award at the prestigious Pizza and Pasta Industry Awards in 2016 and has successfully made it through to the final stages again in 2017.

Marischal Square will deliver an economic boost to the immediate area from enhanced footfall and more people working and using leisure facilities.  The development includes two city centre office buildings providing 173,500 sq ft of Grade ‘A’ office space with secure parking, seven restaurants and café bars occupying the ground floor space and a 126-room Residence Inn by Marriott.

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