• Daniel Humm is leaving Claridge's restaurant Davies and Brook

    davies and brook at claridges closing

    Updated with confirmation of Daniel Humm's departure

    There's big (and surprising) news from the Claridge's camp this week. All was not well, it seems, in the land of Davies and Brook. The problem stemmed from Daniel Humm's desire to switch the restaurant to a fully plant-based menu - as he had with his New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park. It was a decision that was met with resistance

  • Joy at Portobello is closing at the end of this month

    joy at portobello closing

    We bring you sad news today as the hugely popular return of Stevie Parle to Portobello Dock has played out, it seems. Posting on Instagram last night Parle revealed that his popup restaurant Joy would be closing at the end of this month. And not by choice.

    "Sadly, despite our best endeavours and contrary to our expectations

  • Keeping track of the restaurants that have closed in London

    Recent restaurant closures in London

    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.

  • Iconic Soho restaurant Vasco & Piero's Pavilion has closed

    vasco and pieros pavilion closing down

    You win some. You lose some. No sooner were we able to share the news that Notting Hill's The Cow had survived its license review by Westminster council, than the story dropped that one of Soho's best-loved restaurants had closed its doors.

    Vasco & Piero's Pavilion has had to celebrate

  • Geales in Notting Hill is the pandemic's latest restaurant victim

    geales notting hill closing

    It opened at the beginning of the second world war and, with a few hiccups, has been serving up fish and chips to Notting Hill locals ever since. But the pandemic has put paid to historic west London restaurant Geales which this week announced that it is not going to reopen.

    The restaurant, which first opened its doors in W8 back in 1939, has served cod and chips to a pantheon of celebrities and film stars over the years.

  • Simon Rogan's Roganic closes in London - possible relocation on the cards

    Simon Rogan's Roganic closes in London - possible relocation on the cards

    News reaches us of another prominent restaurant closure (via The Caterer). This time it's Simon Rogan's Roganic - which make it the second time this restaurant has closed in London. Roganic first opened in 2011 as a long-term pop-up, after

  • Andrew Wong's Bloomberg Arcade restaurant, Kym's, is closing for good

    kym's bloomberg arcade closed for good

    It's almost two years to the day that we first gave Hot Dinners readers a first look inside Andrew Wong's new City restaurant Kym's. Now, the sad news is that the Bloomberg Arcade restaurant is not going to be reopening.

    In a post on Instagram, the restaurant said: "It is with a heavy heart that we have decided not to

  • Piebury Corner closes both of its pie delis

    piebury corner closing

    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 has closed and will not be reopening

    the dairy clapham has closed and will not reopen

    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

  • Dominique Ansel is closing both his bakery and Treehouse in London

    Dominique Ansel is closing both his bakery and Treehouse in London

    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

  • The Shepherdess Cafe has closed after 37 years

    The Shepherdess Cafe has closed after 37 years

    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,
  • The Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair has closed

    greenhouse restaurant mayfair closing

    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

  • Indian Accent is the latest casualty of the Coronavirus lockdown

    Indian Accent is the latest casualty of the Coronavirus lockdown

    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,

  • Le Caprice is closing after 38 years in business

    Le Caprice is closing after 38 years in business

    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.

  • The Ledbury makes staff redundant and will remain closed 'indefinitely'

    ledbury restaurant won't reopen

    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


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