The co-owners of the neighbourhood Picture restaurants in Fitzrovia and Marylebone have announced that both sites will close on October 5.
The London restaurants had been opened in 2013 and 2016 respectively by ex-Wild Honey head chef Colin Kelly and former Arbutus head chef Alan Christie, with Tom Slegg overseeing front of house.
Announcing the closures the trio said: "It is hard to believe that it is over six years ago that this Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman opened Picture on Great Portland Street. Giddy with excitement – albeit with zero guests booked – we pushed open the doors one Tuesday lunchtime with hope in our hearts that we could make this venture work.
"And for quite a while we have done. But it has become more difficult recently to keep the business viable. There are many boring reasons why, and we have been working harder and harder to keep on top. This work has been tough on us but tougher on our families. Rather than continuing we are making this decision for them, while we are in a solid position to close the restaurants properly without leaving anyone out of pocket."
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