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Victor Garvey’s Second Covent Garden Restaurant Has Closed

Sibarita has been shut for at least two months; owner Victor Garvey will open a new restaurant in the City later this year

Chef Victor Garvey closed wine and cheese bar Sibarita in Covent Garden Rambla [Official Photo]

Chef and restaurateur Victor Garvey — the brains behind much-hyped Rambla on Dean Street in Soho — has closed his second restaurant, Sibarita on Maiden Lane in Covent Garden.

The restaurant’s website is still live, but the phone line is not currently accepting calls, with Garvey telling Eater that the restaurant has been shut “since November.” The restaurant has not been active on social media since last summer and is listed as permanently closed on Google. It had also been removed from Open Table before the announcement that it will be replaced by Barullo, a Spanish restaurant opening on the site of James Cochran EC3, the Aldgate restaurant in which chef James Cochran has not been cooking since April 2018.

Like Rambla, the menu will be Spanish, but with less of an explicitly Catalan influence, covering sherry-lees marinated fried chicken, suckling pig, and a paella, according to Hot Dinners.

Following the closure of Garvey’s first restaurant, Encant, he commented in January last year that both Sibarita and Rambla were “both performing better than I could ever have imagined.” Garvey’s long-mooted paella restaurant, Bar Jaleo, remains in a pipeline.

More soon.


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