La Bécasse enters voluntary liquidation

29 May 2014 by
La Bécasse enters voluntary liquidation

Ludlow restaurant La Bécasse, previously part of 10 in 8 Group Ltd, has entered voluntary liquidation.

A notice regarding the appointment of a liquidator was posed on Companies House yesterday, alongside an extraordinary resolution to wind up the company.

Marc Dere, the manager of the 42-seat restaurant, told Caterer and Hotelkeepeer that ownership of La Bécasse had passed from 10 in 8 Group to Ludlow Restaurants earlier this year.

Ludlow Restaurants has one sole director, Stuart Green, and is registered to an address in Farnborough, Hampshire, the same one at which La Becasse was registered at until April 2013.

Dere said he was unaware of any notice of liquidation and that La Becasse was still operating as normal.

News of the liquidation is the latest blow to 10 in 8 Group, which was originally set up to open 10 financially sustainable Michelin-standard restaurants in eight years. La Becasse held a Michelin star from 2009 to 2011 under former chef Will Holland. The current chef is Chris O'Halloran.

10 in 8 was left with no directors when Alan Murchison resigned from the company in April, following the earlier resignations of Richard Pursey and Timothy Allaston.

The company, which once included L'Ortolan in Reading, Paris House in Woburn and the Angel in Dartmouth amongst its portfolio, is no longer operating any restaurants.

L'Ortolan is now run by Newfee Ltd, where Murchison is executive chef.

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