A NEW restaurant is coming to Essex as a countdown has officially been launched.

Popular food chain Wagamama is coming to Braintree Retail and Leisure Park

The British brand, popular for its asian cuisine has revealed a countdown, that has gone live on its website.

They have revealed their newest restaurant, coming to Braintree Retail and Lesiure Park on April 11, with the grand opening at 10.30am.

It will be at Unit 7, in the popular retail and leisure park.

Maldon and Burnham Standard: An example of the countdown taken earlier this morningAn example of the countdown taken earlier this morning

Wagamama originally put through a premises licence application for 11A Charter Way in Braintree, back at the end of last year.

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The description of proposed licensable activities includes sale by retail of alcohol both on and off the premises on Monday to Sunday from 10am to midnight.

It also includes a provision of late night refreshment, from Monday to Sunday, both indoors and outdoors from 11pm to midnight.

The restaurant will add to the already vast amount in and around Braintree.

The new Tim Hortons opened just yesterday, already popular amongst some residents.

It will be the fifth Wagamama in Essex, with the food chain already having restaurants at Lakeside in Thurrock, Colchester, Chelmsford, and Basildon.

Visit HERE to see the official opening countdown.

Wagamama has been contacted for comment.