Here at Hot Dinners we mainly focus on the hottest restaurants in town, as well as new openings. But the London restaurant scene is ever-changing and that means some restaurants fall to the wayside. With that in mind, we're keeping track of the notable restaurants that London has lost over the past year.
The Shepherdess Cafe - after 37 years, the City Road institution has been forced to close.
Sardine - The much-loved Clerkenwell restaurant from Alex Jackson won't be reopening.
Indian Accent - the high end and highly rated Indian restaurant will not reopen
Le Caprice - after 38 years, the Richard Caring flagship closed. It may yet reopen elsewhere.
The Ledbury has made all staff redundant and seems unlikely to open again.
Wahlburgers - The Mark Wahlberg burger restaurant won't be returning
Siren at the Goring has closed, Nathan Outlaw will not return to the restaurant post-lockdown.
Texture - After over 10 years in Marylebone, the Agnar Sverrisson’s Michelin-starred restaurant won't be back.
All Hix restaurants - Mark Hix's restaurant group went into administration.
The Frog Hoxton - Adam Handling announced that it would not be reopening post lockdown. The Covent Garden restaurant remains trading.
Nobu Berkeley Street - the high-end Japanese restaurant closed (but a new hotel is coming soon).
The Square - The Mayfair restaurant closed suddenly, right in the middle of service.
Linden Stores - The popular Highbury wine bar/restaurant finished up.
Brick House Bread bakery in Peckham closed, but it's to be replaced with Larry's (from the people behind Levan).
Lamberts, neighbourhood restaurant in Balham closed.
Moio in Stoke Newington closed, but they hope to be back in some form.
Gezellig - the Holborn restaurant called it a day
Hix Soho - Mark Hix's restaurant was 10 years old.
Kyseri closed in Fitzrovia - but it's being replaced by Oklava bakery and Wine from the same team.
Roe, seafood restaurant in Brixton shut up its container at Pop Brixton.
Yen - formerly serving up soba noodles (via Paris) closed just off The Strand
Duddell's served up the last of its goldfish-shaped dumplings in London Bridge.
Rambla in Soho closed - but it's transformed into SO LA, a Californian-inspired restaurant from the same chef, Victor Garvey.
Picture and Picture Marylebone - both restaurants in the group closed after six years of trading.
Breddos taco bar in Soho closed - it's been replaced by a Patty & Bun burger bar.
Claw closed its Soho restaurant, but they live on, serving up seafood in Seven Dials Market
Bellanger - the Corbin and King team closed its Islington Alsace restaurant.
Monty's Deli shut its Hoxton restaurant. You can still pick up their amazing reuben sandwiches and more at various Market Halls.
The Providores - the hugely influential restaurant from Peter Gordon closed the doos in Marylebone after 18 years.
Great Queen Street in Covent Garden closed. The same group's other pubs, The Anchor and Hope and the Canton Arms live on.
Pitt Cue - the restaurant (and truck) which kicked off the barbecue revolution in London closed its City restaurant.
Stem - Mark Jarvis (Anglo) closed his Mayfair restaurant.
The Palmerston - the hugely popular East Dulwich restaurant closed after its lease wasn't renewed.
Social Wine and Tapas - Jason Atherton shut his Marylebone restaurant.
Jamie Oliver's restaurant empire collapsed, taking with it 26 restaurants. Quite a few of them in London have since been replaced (Barbecoa is now The Ivy Asia).
Asia de Cuba closed in the St Martin's Lane hotel after 20 years. It's been replaced by The St Martin's Lane Kitchen.
Londrino - Leandro Carreira's Bermondsey restaurant closed. It's since been replaced by Trivet.
But - lots of restaurants have opened too...
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