80s star to open Waterfront food venture

TONY Hadley, the front man of 80s band Spandau Ballet, is to perform the opening ceremony at a new brasserie, delicatessen and food hall on the Ipswich Waterfront next week.

TONY Hadley, the front man of 80s band Spandau Ballet, is to perform the opening ceremony at a new brasserie, delicatessen and food hall on the Ipswich Waterfront next week.

Independent catering company Couture has taken space on the ground floor of the University Campus Suffolk building at Nepture Quay, with the brasserie to be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week from Thursday, May 21 onwards.

The opening signals how Ipswich is still fighting back against the recession with new businesses still opening up across the town.

The official opening, which is by invitation only, will take place on Wednesday, with Tony Hadley not only cutting a ribbon but also launching Hadley's Gold, a new premium ale brewed by the Red Rat craft brewery in Bury St Edmunds, which he part-owns.

Couture was founded in 2007 by Marc Warde and has ten locations across the UK, including the world-famous Pinewood Studios, Canary Wharf in London's Docklands and the renowned caf� at The Manchester Museum.

Mr Warde, who was born and raised in Bury St Edmunds, said: “I am delighted and proud to be opening our first site in Suffolk.

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“The county is home to some of the finest produce in the UK and we are delighted to support local farmers and artisan suppliers.”

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