The first of a raft of new restaurants in a redeveloped area of Watford will open tomorrow.

Wagamama, with its Japanese-inspired menu, will open its doors for the first time in the "Met Quarter", an area located at the junction of High Street and King Street.

It will be followed by Zizzi, Carluccios, Chimichanga, Nando’s and Jimmy’s World Grill and Bar.

The new Wagamama restaurant has created 39 new jobs, and chefs anticipate getting through more than half a tonne of noodles in the first month of opening.

Ingrid Williamson, director of marketing, said: "We are thrilled to be expanding further. The Met Quarter is a fantastic new location to be in and we look forward to welcoming both new and existing noodles fans to the restaurant"