Yes what a real shame. Great restaurant. I wonder when this trend of places shutting on Bermondsey St ends? I don't understand the mentality of the landlords. So they jack up rent and people move out and the places stay vacant for long periods. Seems like they have really misjudged it. There are now about 3 or 4 vacant shops on the street. I guess the natural next step is for the bigger chains to move in as they can afford the rent even if the branch is uneconomical standalone.
We ate there in the week and spoke to a waiter who said that the restaurant is closing as the owner did not want to compromise the product, but the bar is being refurbished and will remain. We surmised the refurb may include building its own entrance as its currently shared with Antico itself.
oh well no great loss there Antico has horrid smells coming out of it onto LONG LANE dont like the smell of it at all not great so no loss in my books i just hope they put something nice and cheap there a coffee shop or sarnie bar