Restaurant group Wagamama has unveiled plans to reopen around half of its restaurants for outdoor dining on April 12 as restrictions ease under Boris Johnson’s road map out of lockdown.

The noodle and katsu chain confirmed that 72 of its eateries will be able to open for al fresco dining next month.

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Restaurant group Wagamama has unveiled plans to reopen around half of its restaurants for outdoor dining on April 12 as restrictions ease under Boris Johnson’s road map out of lockdown. (Wagamama/PA)

It comes under the Prime Minister’s plan to ease restrictions, with outdoor drinking and dining allowed at pubs and restaurants from April 12.

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Restaurants and pubs in Scotland will be able to open for outdoor drinking and dining from April 26, with four Wagamama sites reopening on that date.

It will mark a welcome step for restaurants with outdoor space after the sector was forced to close to everything except takeaway orders since the third lockdown began at the beginning of the year.

From April 12, diners will be able to meet in a group of up to six people from different households, while a maximum of two households can meet to form a group of any size.

Indoor dining will only be allowed after May 17, when Wagamama will look to reopen the remainder of its restaurants.

A Wagamama spokesman said: “We’re excited to begin this first stage of reopening to our guests.”

“Our outdoor dining experience offers guests the same great Wagamama experience whilst complying with coronavirus safety regulations, ensuring both guest and staff safety,” he added.

The group, which launched its biggest ever vegan range in January, will continue offering delivery and click and collect across its chain.

Here is the full list of Wagamama sites set to reopen for outdoor dining from April 12:

– North:

Trinity Leeds

Bolton

St Peters Manchester

Cheshire Oaks

Newcastle

Manchester Spinningfields

Media City

Liverpool Speke

Liverpool

Leeds White Rose

Didsbury

– Midlands: 

Lincoln

Rushden Lakes

New Street Birmingham

Leicester Highcross

Coventry

Sheffield

Hereford

–  South East: 

Milton Keynes

Bletchley

St Albans

Bracknell

Chichester

Horsham

Maidstone

Basingstoke

Norwich

Ashford

Whitely Fareham

Portsmouth

Crawley

Cambridge Leisure

Basildon

Peterborough

Bedford

Bury St Edmonds

Ipswich

Lakeside

Aylesbury

High Wycombe

Guildford

Staines

Stevenage

Sevenoaks

Reading

Canterbury

Colchester

Watford

Uxbridge

– South West: 

Plymouth

Exeter

Bristol Cabot Circus

Dorchester

Swindon

Gloucester Quays

Trowbridge

Salisbury

– London: 

Bromley

Victoria

Royal Festival Hall

Wimbledon

North Greenwich

Old Street

Westfield White City

Enfield

Hammersmith

Finchley Great North Leisure Park

Wandsworth

Ealing

Islington

Clink Street London

Putney

– Scotland (restaurants will open on April 26)

Glasgow Fort

Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird

Edinburgh St Andrews

Livingston