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Roka closed for five weeks after fire

04 August 2010
Roka closed for five weeks after fire

Roka restaurant in London's Charlotte Street has closed after a fire broke out last Friday.

All staff and guests were safely evacuated from the Rainer Becker (pictured) restaurant, which will now be closed for four to five weeks while investigations and refurbishment take place.

Ducting at the restaurant is believed to have been damaged by the blaze, which was attended by four fire engines and 20 firefighters.

Philippe Moullet, managing director of Roka and sister restaurant Zuma, said: "We are currently investigating the cause of the fire and anticipate the restaurant will reopen in approximately four to five weeks."

"Our priority at present is assisting those guests whom we have unfortunately had to cancel at short notice. We have had an incredible amount of support and understanding from our customers, both on the night and those that we are now trying to relocate and would like to thank them for their continued support."

Guests will be offered alternative reservations at Roka in Canary Wharf, which opened last year, or Zuma in Knightsbridge.

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By James Stagg

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