A STYLISH new restaurant boasting tempting brunch, lunch and dinner dishes has announced its opening date after months of work.

Marley’s Brasserie and Lounge, in High Road, Benfleet – near Tarpots – has revealed it will officially throw open its doors on February 12.

The company already has a successful site in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, which is hugely popular and bosses wanted to expand with a second restaurant.

Initially, according to a sign outside the restaurant, it was due to open at the end of last year, but was hit by a small delay.

However, this week, bosses have now confirmed the wait is finally over.

In a Facebook post, Marley's Brasserie and Lounge said: "The wait is finally over.

"We are thrilled to announce that Marley’s Benfleet is opening its doors on February 12.

"Walk in and be part of our opening story. Reservations begin on Valentine’s Day, perfect for an unforgettable experience with someone special."

Marley’s Brasserie and Lounge has been contacted for comment by the Echo.

More to follow.