Italian restaurant Santini in London's Belgravia has shut for refurbishment after a fire gutted its kitchen late last month.
The 60-seat restaurant with a 40-seat terrace will reopen in the last week of July, after the kitchen has been rebuilt and the restaurant redecorated.
Owner Laura Santin confirmed a fire had broken out behind a kitchen wall but said the cost of the damage could not be revealed, for insurance reasons. No staff or customers were hurt.
"We are trying to turn a negative situation into a positive one by using the time to take on a few more staff, plan menus and think about systems," said Santin.