Lucky Pig closes Fulham site

01 June 2016 by
Lucky Pig closes Fulham site

The 1920s-inspired Lucky Pig restaurant and bar in Fulham, west London, has closed less than a year after it first opened.

The North End Road site, which launched in May 2015 with Michael Mannion as head chef, ceased trading in February after the restaurant's directors decided it was no longer "financially viable".

It has since been replaced by Simmons, a late-night cocktail bar for up to 100 people, within the former parish hall building.

Lucky Pig still operates its cocktail bar in London's Clipstone Street in Fitzrovia, which was opened in 2011 by Keith Tucker and Jeremy Hall.

In a statement about the closure of the Fulham branch, Lucky Pig's directors, told The Caterer: "Sadly it didn't work out; these things happen. Perhaps it wasn't the right thing for Fulham.

"The Fitzrovia site is focused around music and drinking and is quite small and personable. People thought the Fulham site would be a replica but it also included a restaurant."

They added: "Fitzrovia is continuing to perform well and will celebrate five years this Christmas. "We're always thinking of expanding but we are not going to rush into anything. Currently there are no plans for a new site."

Simmons currently has seven sites in London with a two-storey venue located close to Liverpool Street Station expected to open later this year.

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