Clerkenwell restaurant Medcalf closes

15 June 2015 by
Clerkenwell restaurant Medcalf closes

London restaurant Medcalf, one of the original catalysts for the rejuvenation of Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, has closed.

The restaurant posted a sign in its window stating that it had made a "collective decision to cease trading" as of 10 June.

Signed Medcalf Management, the statement read: "I speak on behalf of all my team that we have thoroughly enjoyed supplying moments to all of you and it has been a joyous 12 years."

On Twitter, the restaurant said: "A quick note to thank all our amazing regulars for their custom & loyalty over the years and obviously the staff that made the place unique."

Earlier this year, Medcalf, owned by Simon Lee and Tim Wilson, expanded into the space next door, which used to be its gallery, in order to open Medcalf Traiteur. The deli-cum-evening wine bar took its name from 17th century France's casual food and wine establishments, which laid the foundations for modern restaurants.

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