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Michelin-starred Wilks in Bristol will not reopen

20 July 2020 by

Michelin-starred restaurant Wilks in Bristol will not be reopening, the owners have confirmed, having placed the site on the market last year.

A post on the restaurant's website said: "Due to the coronavirus, Covid-19 pandemic, we closed the restaurant back in March 2020. Despite the announcement of the government allowing us to reopen, we have decided not to do so.

"It has been an absolute joy running our restaurant since 2012. Wilks's success is undoubtedly associated with the amazing people we have met and worked with over the years…

"The restaurant is currently on the market, ready for the next people who want to take this special premises. Chandos road is well known for being one the best streets in Bristol for quality independent restaurants and we hope it will always remain this way."

Owners James Wilkins and Christine Vayssade placed the restaurant on the market in October last year after seven years of operation, as they plan to travelling overseas for an "exciting new project".

Wilkins, one-time executive chef of Michel Bras's Toya restaurant in Hokkaido, Japan, opened the restaurant with Vayssade in 2012, winning a Michelin star a year later.

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