JLT pizza restaurant and music lounge has a new look
Jazz@PizzaExpress in Jumeirah Lakes Towers has undergone a massive refurb, and the difference is striking. But fans of the hugely popular pizza restaurant needn’t worry – it’s undoubtedly an improvement.
Gone are the low-set tables and chairs, with light marble-style coverings and low, dark wood seats. That old neutral décor has been given a bold injection of colour, and in just a little under two months, the entire space has been transformed into a modern, cool and contemporary jazz lounge.
Oversized jade couches dominate the space, while chic, black leather booths line one side of the venue. Low chairs in the brand’s signature blue are also set within the space.
Thought out by interior designer Sharon Jutla, ehe new look Jazz@PizzaExpress takes you back to the roots of the first ever Jazz@PizzaExpress, situated in London’s Wardour Street and founded by Peter Boizot in 1965.
There are funky design elements, such as a retro jukebox by the bar, and quirky touches, like the lamps that are hands that light up. You’ll also be greeted by brightly lit signs that lure you through the space.
The stage is as big and present as ever, and with the high-backed booths, live music can be as foreground or background to a meal and conversation as you make it. You feel present, but also like you can kick back and relax if you wish.
And just in time for the cool weather, an outdoor terrace has been installed (previously not the restaurant’s most disarming feature, by a long way), adding even more appeal to the popular restaurant.
For a relaxed meal, a spot of live music and the classic grub we’ve all come to know and love, this classy new revamped rendition of Jazz@PizzaExpress is a very appealing option indeed.
Open Sat-Wed noon-1am; Thu-Fri noon-2am. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).