Two best friends are set to open a new restaurant in a Wiltshire town after the success of their food van.

@ The Marina by Chef Pablo & Teo is a new family run restaurant opening at the Devizes Marina Village, near The Hourglass pub.

The waterside premises has been taken over by professional chef Dumitru Paul Tudosescu, known as Pablo, and his close friend Teo, who he calls his cousin.

At this point, no opening date has been set for the restaurant, but it is hoped the venue will be up and running within three or four weeks.

The pair have enjoyed success running Pablo and Teo’s The Good Food Van, from the B&Q car park on Hambleton Avenue, for the last two years.

Mr Tudosescu told this paper the move to a permanent restaurant was a dream come true for both chefs.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Inside the new restaurant at Devizes MarinaInside the new restaurant at Devizes Marina (Image: Pablo and Teo's The Good Food Van)

He said: “I don’t have the words to describe how it feels, this is the dream we’ve both had since we started as chefs.

“We realised that together we have more power, I had tears in my eyes when we signed the contract so it’s super exciting and I can’t wait.

“We took the risk because you have to follow your dreams, we want to feed the people coming in and do something nice for the community.”

The last time Mr Tudosescu hit the headlines was last year when he starred in a Romanian Masterchef style show called ‘Chefi la Cutite’, or ‘Chefs on Knives’.

Since January he and his ‘cousin’ have been working to transform the new unit at the marina and the venue is now nearing completion.

They hope their new home will have a “cozy ambience” for customers.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pablo and Teo are opening a new restaurant in DevizesPablo and Teo are opening a new restaurant in Devizes (Image: Pablo and Teo's The Good Food Van)

Mr Tudosescu added: “It looks stunning, when we got it at the start of January it needed a lot of work but when we visited we just fell in love with it.

“Since we moved in we’ve been working so hard to make it into something nice and we’re so happy with what it looks like now.”

The chefs are currently working on finalising the menu but added that both steaks and burgers will be available.

There are also plans to serve a selection of seafood from the waterside eatery, including lobsters and mussels.

The Good Food Van will remain open at the B&Q car park following the launch of the new restaurant.