Spuntino Bristol to close after only a year

12 April 2018 by
Spuntino Bristol to close after only a year

Spuntino in Bristol's Wapping Wharf Cargo 2 development is closing only a year after opening.

The founders of Polpo, Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, are behind the Spuntino restaurant brand, which means snack in Italian, and serves small plates of Italian-influenced New York cuisine. The Bristol branch was the second Spuntino following the original site in London's Soho, which opened in 2011.

Managing director Scott Macdonald told TheBristol Post: "It is with regret that we will be closing Bristol's Spuntino on 6 May. As a small business, we have taken the decision to focus our resources on our existing London and Brighton restaurants and to grow Spuntino with TRG in airports across the UK."

The company closed three sites earlier this year: Polpos in Bristol and Exeter and the company's Ape & Bird in London's Shaftesbury Avenue.

Managing director Scott Macdonald said it would be "tempting and convenient" to blame negative market forces for the sales but insisted the company enjoyed a record-breaking final quarter of 2017 and had plans for the expansion of the Polpo and Spuntino brands in 2018.

Beatty and Norman's restaurants now include the original Spuntino in London's Soho, and Polpos in Brighton and London's Chelsea, Covent Garden, Soho, Smithfield and Notting Hill.

Polpo founders to bring Spuntino brand to airports >>

Polpo boss announces plans to sell third site despite record-breaking results >>

Russell Norman and Richard Beatty to open Spuntino in Bristol >>

Get The Caterer every week on your smartphone, tablet, or even in good old-fashioned hard copy (or all three!).

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking