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Ten In Eight served with winding up order

08 July 2014 by
Ten In Eight served with winding up order

Ten In Eight Limited, the company once behind restaurants including La Bécasse, Paris House and the Angel in Dartmouth, has been served with a winding up order in the High Court.

The move comes after a winding up petition was filed against the company in April this year. Alan Murchison, the last of the directors of the 10 in 8 Group, resigned at around the same time.

The company now looks set to be liquidated, marking the latest chapter in the long and slow demise of a group that was set up to open 10 financially sustainable Michelin-standard restaurants in eight years.

Murchison is currently executive chef at L'Ortolan in Reading, Berkshire, which is now operated by Newfee Ltd. It was previously part of 10 in 8 Group, having been operated by subsidiary Alan Murchison Restaurants, but that company entered liquidation late last year.

Meanwhile, Paris House, also once part of the 10 in 8 Group, entered liquidation owing more than £400,000 to creditors in January this year, and was subsequently sold to head chef Phil Fanning.

La Bécasse entered voluntary liquidation in May this year, and ownership of the restaurant itself is thought to have passed from Ten in Eight Ltd to Ludlow Restaurants earlier this year.

The 10 in 8 Group also previously operated the Angel in Dartmouth, but closed the door of the landmark restaurant in March 2013. Clive Jacobs, owner of the freehold of the building, put the restaurant up for sale that same month. Following a sale by Christie + Co, the freehold for the property was acquired by Devon property investor and restaurant owner John Holland.

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