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Wabi London in administration

13 June 2013 by
Wabi London in administration

Wabi London has entered administration after just eight months of trading, with the loss of around 50 jobs.

Would-be diners at the restaurant took to Twitter yesterday to express their frustration at its surprise closure.

One user, @helen_barratt, said: "Not entirely impressed that I was able to book at table @WabiRestaurants tonight, only to find the place chained shut on arrival…"

Meanwhile, @suzyspaatz, said: "@WabiRestaurants I won a free set lunch recently. Tried to book it for today, but received an email from reception that you've closed down??"

When Caterer and Hotelkeeper called the restaurant there was no answer, and although there was no official indication that it has entered administration on the restaurant's official website, a member of staff at its sister restaurant Wabi Horsham confirmed the move.

Wabi London was opened in London's Lincoln's Inn Fields in November 2012 by Scott Hallsworth, a former chef at Nobu, alongside his business partner Andre Cachia.

At the time, Hallsworth said he hoped that Wabi could become a rival to more established operators like Nobu and Roka.

Wabi Horsham continues to trade as normal.

BM Advisory is handling Wabi London's administration. It is not clear at this stage what will happen to the site.

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