Sat Bains has said extreme flooding that caused his restaurant to close this week has cost his business about £50,000.
Bains was unable to open his two Michelin-star eponymous restaurant in Nottingham on Wednesday and Thursday after Storm Dennis caused the nearby river to swell and overflow.
The lane leading up to the fine dining destination proved impassable after the River Trent burst its banks.
At the time of writing, Restaurant Sat Bains remained closed but the chef said he hoped it would be able to open on Friday.
“As a precaution we are closing for now and keeping an eye on the flood chart,” Bains told local press earlier in the week.
“There’s a dip in the road and the water is about 4ft deep for about 20ft.”
Bains said staff had contacted diners booked in to visit to rearrange.
“It’s a nightmare but it’s nature,” he added.
Bains’ restaurant flooded in extreme weather in 2000 and thereafter underwent a £500,000 refurbishment, with £10,000 spent on flood defences.
Twenty years on, his restaurant is still turning out “special” food.