Here at Hot Dinners we mainly focus on the hottest restaurants in town, as well as new openings. But the London restaurant scene is ever-changing and that means some restaurants fall to the wayside. With that in mind, we're keeping track of the notable restaurants that London has lost over the past year.
Over the past few months we've reported on a lot of restaurant closures. But we're personally gutted to have heard the news last night that Piebury Corner will not be reopening either of its restaurants.
We've been following Paul and Nicky Campbell's story ever since they first set up a pie stall around the corner from where we lived, back in
The Dairy in Clapham was one of London's much-loved restaurants - but it's now confirmed that it will not be returning - at least in its current guise. Yesterday, Sarah and Robin Gill, the owners of The Dairy in Clapham, took to Instagram to announce that the restaurant and its neighbouring bar Counter Culture were the latest commercial victims of the Covid downturn.
"We've taken a real hit over the last six months," chef
Another big name restaurant closure hits London today. We'd already been hearing rumblings, and today trade title Big Hospitality this morning revealedthat Dominique Ansel will be closing both his London
Another sad closure has been announced as the result of the lockdown - The Shepherdess Cafe on City Road. The cafe has been much-loved by locals for 37 years, but the owners posted a note on Facebook about its demise:
It is with great sadness after 37 years we have decided to close the Shepherdess. Circumstances,
As recently as this month, the Greenhouse in Mayfair was talking about its reopening - flagging up a competition to win dinner there. But there have been rumblings about the financial status of the two Michelin-starred restaurant ever since its stablemates Mortons, Umu and The Square closed so suddenly back in February.
So it was
As many restaurants in London get ready to reopen - with the proposed 4 July date approaching fast - we're starting to hear more and more about the restaurants that didn't survive the lockdown. The latest to add to these is the acclaimed Indian Accent. The news was announced on their website,
Another casualty of the pandemic/lockdown was revealed at the weekend, with the news that Le Caprice is to close. Once again, Bloomberg's Richard Vines was first with the news.
While restaurants cling on as best they can until they're allowed to reopen, some have - like Leonardo di Caprio in Titanic - let go of the liferaft and slowly slipped away. It's fair to say that some permanent closures probably aren't particularly unexpected (like Wahlburgers) but others most definitely are.
So we're both surprised and saddened to hear today that two Michelin-starred The Ledbury, considered one of London's very best
It's had more footballers and A-listers dining it than almost any other restaurant in town, but that hasn't prevented Nobu from taking the decision to close their Mayfair restaurant.
According to a story in Property Week, the Nobu Group have decided to surrender the lease on
Bad news from Mayfair this morning as details are filtering in about the shock closure of Michelin-starred restaurant The Square yesterday.
We were alerted to the news by industry website The Staff Canteen which stated that the restaurant, which is owned by restaurateur Marlon
Sad news over the weekend as the team behind Picture announced that they'll be closing both their restaurants, on Portland Street and in Marylebone, from next month.
After six years, they've made the difficult decision to close up both businesses on 5 October. For "many boring reasons" they've found it hard to keep going and "we are making this decision....whilst we are in a solid position to close the restaurants properly without leaving
London has been no stranger to big restaurant closures over the past few months, but one of the biggest was announced last night. In an email, Jeremy King of Corbin & King, revealed that they'd be closing Bellanger in Islington this summer.
"It is with great sadness I must inform you that, after over three years trading, we have decided to cease trading Bellanger on Sunday 11th August.
"It is a great shame but, although we loved being in
It's all change at the St Martins Lane Hotel today with the announcement that they're closing their 20 year old Asia de Cuba restaurant this week. Thursday will be the final day of service for the Chino-Latino restaurant which, to begin with, will be replaced by a popup restaurant for the next month or so.
The popup, St Martins Lane Kitchen, will take its cue from the foods of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. So think Soft Shell Crab, Vietnamese Pomelo
It's not easy finding the perfect local in London. You have to kiss a lot of frogs (or drink a lot of duff pints) before you discover the one for you. So imagine the dismay for South Londoners to read yesterday that one of their favourite pubs is closing.
The Palmerston in East Dulwich took everyone by surprise when it posted on Instagram to say that they'd be closing up shop in June.
"It is with a heavy heart to all our customers friends and supporters
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