Rotorino, Stevie Parle’s Italian restaurant on Kingsland Road in Dalston, will close.
The restaurant, which opened in 2013, has announced to its database and on Twitter that its final service will be on 22 December.
Parle, addressing the customers, wrote the following statement:
I’ve been running Rotorino now for 5 years and we’ve had a lot of fun, but it’s time to call it a day so I can really focus on my other projects. I’m hugely grateful to the amazing team (who will all, I hope, continue to work for me) and to JD, Rick and Liam for helping to make it happen in the first place.
A special thanks to our amazing guests who have made the last five years such a joy and I wish the new occupants every success with the site. We’ve got a late license for the last few weekends so we’ll be open till the early hours. So come and have your final Sicilian 65 and plate of sausage pasta, hope to see you there this year, or in one of our other places next year.
It’s just under a year since Parle announced that his original restaurant — The Dock Kitchen in Ladbroke Grove — would close. It is thought that a licensing complication meant Parle and his partners deemed the end of this year a natural time for the business to close. Parle intends to refocus his efforts on pasta restaurants Pastaio in Soho, and Palatino off Old Street; and Craft in Greenwich. He is also a partner in the French restaurant Sardine, off City Road between Shoreditch and Angel.