Chopstix Noodle Bar submits plans for first Suffolk restaurant in Sailmakers Shopping Centre, Ipswich

Sailmakers in Ipswich has been identified as an ideal sport by the noodle bar chain. Picture: SU AND

Sailmakers in Ipswich has been identified as an ideal sport by the noodle bar chain. Picture: SU ANDERSON - Credit: Su Anderson

National noodle bar chain Chopstix is set to open its first restaurant in Ipswich after announcing plans to fill a unit in the Sailmakers Shopping Centre.

A planning application has been submitted to Ipswich Borough Council for a change of use of the former Total Mobiles unit into a restaurant.

The plans are currently in the consultation phase and due to be decided on in July.

A spokeswoman from agents Pegasus Group said: “We are not able to comment on how many people the restaurant will seat, however, we can confirm that Chopstix are expanding their presence within the Suffolk and East Anglia region having also worked with them on a successful application for a further venue in Cambridge.

“Sailmakers in particular has been identified as a suitable spot for their shop as a centre that’s received significant investment recently.”

If approved it will be the first Chopstix in Suffolk.