The Goring confirms Nathan Outlaw's Siren restaurant will remain closed post-lockdown
Nathan Outlaw's Siren restaurant at the Goring hotel in London's Belgravia will not reopen when lockdown restrictions are lifted.
The hotel has confirmed that it will reopen with a reduced F&B offer, which will not include the seafood-focused restaurant, which was launched last year, becoming the first new dining offer in the hotel's 109-year history.
Outlaw has said he will initially need to concentrate all efforts on his Cornwall restaurants – the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw and one-Michelin-starred Outlaw's Fish Kitchen – but is hopeful that the space will reopen again in due course.
Jeremy Goring, chief executive and fourth-generation incumbent of the hotel, said: "Due to the situation that all of us in UK hospitality find ourselves in, we are going to have to operate differently for a while in order to protect the business and its staff in the long term. For this reason, when we eventually reopen the Goring, it will be with a smaller F&B department, and very sadly we will not be able to reopen Siren.
"This restaurant has been a real adventure: scouring Cornwall for the very best fish I've ever seen, and putting together something really special both in the room and on the plate. Also, working with some of the best in the business both out front and in the kitchen: what a privilege. I'm looking forward to the day some time in the future when we can do something exciting together with Nathan again."
The opening of Siren involved a £4m building project to create the new restaurant and kitchen and to transform the bar, making it the largest single investment in the history of the property.