TOWIE star Elliott Wright’s Spanish restaurant is back in business just six weeks after a devastating fire.
The 41-year-old, who is the cousin of Mark Wright, couldn’t hide his delight as he shared videos of the newly refurbished restaurant on social media.
Elliot, who owns the beachfront restaurant called Olivia’s La Cala – popular amongst celebrities – wore a smart blue shirt as he took a short tour through the packed restaurant.
As a number of customers enjoyed their meals and drinks, a live musician could be heard performing in the background.
The star couldn’t hide his delight as he greeted one of his waitresses before heading over to join a group of builders at the bar.
“There’s me builders, got to give it to you, you done it, you done it,” he said.
The Towie star was devastated in April when his restaurant was burned in an alleged arson attack[/caption]
As the builders gave a thumbs up to the camera, Elliott added: “We’re not finished but we got there.”
The former Towie star also sat down to enjoy a seafood meal and some bubbly with his pals to celebrate being back in business.
Later, more customers could be seen living it up on the dance floor as Elliot cheered them on.
Elliot was left devastated after his restaurant caught fire back in April, just a month after his dad Eddie died following a battle with coronavirus.
Elliott said police were investigating the alleged arson[/caption]
Elliott’s restaurant was completely burned to the ground and the alleged attack[/caption]
Speaking as he left Olivia’s, he said: “We don’t yet know why it’s been burnt down.
Close to the Spanish city on the Costa del Sol, the fine dining spot was the location for ITVBe reality show Playa in Marbella.
The star revealed it had burnt down in the early hours of the morning and later explained that police had confirmed the cause of the fire was arson and were investigating.
At the time, the former Towie star vowed to rebuild his restaurant following the tragic event.
Ellioot vowed to rebuild the restaurant just days after the fire[/caption]
“The awful thing is that it’s happened three weeks before we were due to start earning money after a hard two years.
“But you know, it’s one of those things and I won’t be beaten. I’ve built it before and I’m going to rebuild it better.”
He added: “There’s no problems with anyone locally. I’ve got no enemies. We’ve only ever had good support.
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“It might be just one of those unfortunate things.
“I just wish it had happened in November and not three weeks before we were going to start making money, because then I would have had time to rebuild it and I wouldn’t have lost part of the summer.
“But it can’t be helped. It is what it is. I’ve got no idea at the moment how much it will cost to put it right again and how much damage there is.”