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Mikael Jonsson's Michelin-starred Hedone closes

06 June 2019 by
Mikael Jonsson's Michelin-starred Hedone closes

Mikael Jonsson's Michelin-starred restaurant Hedone in London's Chiswick has closed.

The restaurant, which has retained a star since 2012 and was shortlisted for a Newcomer Award at the 2013 Cateys, has been vacated after eight years of service. Jonsson launched the site in 2011 after touring the world as a food blogger.

In a show of solidarity, chefs spoke out on the closure through social media - with some expressing concerns that the end of Hedone was a sign of doom for inventive restaurants that challenge the status quo.

Jackson Boxer of Orasay in Notting Hill, London, wrote on Twitter: "RIP Hedone. A great restaurant of real ambition. Unusual, divisive, single-minded, purposeful. The closures of Londrino Bonham's Hedone suggest this is a brutal market for innovation and idiosyncrasy right now. Not good. Not good."

Gary Usher of Elite Bistros added: "Hedone has closed today - big respects. Such a shame, I loved my experiences there. However the industry is not in trouble - the hospitality industry is the most positive, the most welcoming & the most exciting it's been in the 20 years I've cooked in it.".

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