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.”
We are sad to announce that Antico will be closing 24th Sept. We'd like to send a heartfelt thanks for your support & custom over the years.— Antico (@AnticoLondon) August 30, 2017
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.
Thank you! @214Bermondsey is unaffected except for a few weeks closure from 24th for a little refresh.— Antico (@AnticoLondon) August 30, 2017
Antico will close permanently on 24 September.