Ollie Dabbous has closed Barnyard, his casual dining restaurant in Fitzrovia, ahead the major shake-up he is planning with his business partner Oskar Kinberg (left in picture).
This follows the announcement that their flagship fine-dining restaurant, Dabbous, will shut up shop this summer in preparation for what will be a “major undertaking” under a new identify that the pair will open later this year or early next.
Meanwhile, his new 80-seat restaurant Henrietta is scheduled to open in late April inside Covent Garden’s new Henrietta Hotel, a boutique operation from the Paris-based Experimental Group.
The Barnyard site, in Charlotte Street, is to become a branch of the Señor Ceviche Peruvian restaurant. Opened in 2014, Barnyard received luke-warm reviews for its eclectic comfort-food small plates in the latest Harden’s survey.
Dabbous and Kinberg have released a statement saying: “Barnyard was a fun restaurant but we have a very busy year ahead with various other exciting projects lined up. We are sad to see it close, but having been made an offer we couldn’t refuse, we decided that the time was right to move on.”