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Anton Piotrowski's Röski to open despite missing crowdfunding target

18 October 2017 by
Anton Piotrowski's Röski to open despite missing crowdfunding target

Chef Anton Piotrowski's restaurant Röski will still open this year despite missing its £60,000 crowdfunding target.

Piotrowski, formerly executive head chef at the Michelin-starred Treby Arms near Plympton in Devon and 2012 MasterChef: The Professionals winner, announced he had secured a site for his first solo restaurant in Liverpool earlier this year.

He launched a crowdfunding campaign in August to raise money for a private dining chef's table in the restaurant basement and to fit-out the kitchen, but fell short of the £60,000 goal. Altogether 217 backers pledged £23,030, but as the target was not met the backers will not be charged.

Piotrowski posted on Twitter that HSBC stepped in to fund the refurbishment: "Thank you to everyone that pledged on our kickstarter! Don't worry, Röski is still happening!#ThankGodForTheBanks @HSBC"

Thank you to everyone that pledged on our kickstarter! Don't worry, Röski is still happening

\#ThankGodForTheBanks
\#ThankGodForTheBanks
Website coming soon!

— Anton Piotrowski (@antonpiotrowsk1)

The 35-cover restaurant, serving modern British food "with a trail of an immigrant's cuisine", is set to open next month.

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