Chef Chris White’s the White Spoon in Cheltenham is due to close on Sunday after three and a half years of operation.
White, who launched the site alongside partner Purdey Spooner after working at Heston Blumenthal’s the Fat Duck and Hinds Head in Bray, said that the “challenges of running a business, especially in such a demanding industry, whilst trying to maintain a balance with a young family have proven too much of a stretch for us”.
In a post to Facebook signed off by the couple and their daughter Annie, 2, he added: “As a partnership and a family, we have made the very difficult decision to move on and adapt what our lifestyle looks like.”
The site will produce its final service on 24 March, and will not be honouring future bookings.
Located in Well Walk, the restaurant held a Michelin plate in the latest edition of the red book and a 4/5 for both food and service in Harden’s 2019 UK restaurant guide.