The Michelin-starred Brasserie Chavot in London is to close at the end of the year.
Run by Eric Chavot, rumours that the restaurant would close surfaced as far back as October this year, although they were initially denied by both Chavot's representatives and the Westbury hotel, which owns the site in which the restaurant sits.
Chavot, who is chef-patron of the business, said: "After almost three fantastic years at Brasserie Chavot in Mayfair, we have taken the decision to relocate the restaurant and to expand the brand. It is an exciting time for my brigade and I. We will announce the first of our new sites shortly."
Chavot, who previously held two Michelin stars at London's Capital hotel before taking three years out of the kitchen, returned to the London food scene to Brasserie Chavot in early 2013.
The 80-seat venue was awarded a Michelin star in its first seven months of trading.