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Italian Restaurant Antico Will Close Because of Rising Costs

Bermondsey restaurant will cease trading at the end of September

Antico Official

Bermondsey restaurant Antico have announced via Twitter that they will close at the end of September.

The Italian neighbourhood restaurant, which has been trading for five years, replied to one tweet, saying: “Rising costs makes Antico difficult to sustain. It's been a hard decision but we hope our days in hospitality aren't quite over yet.”

The restaurant opened in 2012 by Nick Crispini, who had previously worked with Theo Randall at his eponymous restaurant at the Intercontinental hotel in Park Lane.

The restaurant also tweeted that their sister business 214 Bermondsey Gin and Cocktail Bar — downstairs, on the same premises — will be “unaffected” and will remain open, despite undergoing a refurbishment at the time of the restaurant’s closure.

It comes as news of other operators are moving into the Bermondsey area, including Santo Remedio and Londrino, while restaurants and other hospitality businesses across the city are facing difficulties meeting rising rents and rates.

Antico will close permanently on 24 September.