An independent restaurant faces closure after losing £50,000 in a bank account scam. Natalia Ribbe and Jackson Berg of Barletta, at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate, say they have been “totally crippled” by the fraud. A friend has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help keep them in business. Natalia noticed suspicious activity in their […]

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The Wolseley’s outlet at Bicester Village shopping centre is closing down in a blow to Minor International, the Thai-based company that took over Corbin & King in April and renamed it The Wolseley Hospitality Group (TWHG). In a curtly expressed press release, TWHG said the closure would take place by next Wednesday, 10 August at […]

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Fraiche, the tiny Merseyside restaurant that topped the Harden’s Best UK Restaurants list in 2020, is to close permanently at the end of September. Chef-patron Marc Wilkinson announced the news in a Facebook post, bringing to an end his 18-year run in the Wirral village of Oxton. Famously operating as a one-man brigade in the […]

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Salon in Brixton Market, the former pop-up that graduated into an influential wine-focused restaurant over the course of a decade, is to close down permanently in the face of challenging trading conditions. Its founding trio – Nicholas Balfe, Matthew Bushnell and Mark Gurney – went on to open restaurant Levan and the more casual diner Larry’s […]

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Casamia is to close for good this summer, with chef-proprietor Peter Sanchez-Iglesias (pictured) saying the avant-garde restaurant is no longer financially viable. A leading light of Bristol’s emergence as a gastronomic heavyweight, Casamia was rated the best in the country as recently as the 2019 edition of Harden’s Best UK Restaurants, and the high-profile closure […]

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Honey & Co, the small cafe-restaurant in Fitzrovia that helped propel the popularisation of Middle Eastern cuisine in London, is closing down after 10 years following the landlord’s refusal to extend its lease. Israeli-born couple Sarit Parker and Itamar Svrulovich, both alumni of the original Ottolenghi in Notting Hill, launched Honey & Co to general […]

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Dabbous, the Fitzrovia restaurant that opened to rapturous acclaim five years ago, is to close this summer as chef Ollie Dabbous (right in picture) and his business partner Oskar Kinberg, who runs the basement bar, prepare their next venture. No details have yet been released for what Dabbous says will be a “major undertaking” with […]

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The Hawksmoor group has suffered its first public reverse with the announcement that the Stoke Newington branch of its Foxlow spinoff will close for business on January 14. The closure comes just weeks before the main Hawksmoor brand is scheduled to open its eighth branch in the prestigious location of Borough Market in Southwark. Founders Huw Gott and […]

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