London's famous two Michelin star restaurant Hibiscus, run by Claude Bosi, is to close its doors in October after nine years in Mayfair.
Bosi became the sole owner of the restaurant in 2014 and re-designed the dining room with plans to attain a third Michelin star, reports TheCaterer.com. However, the chef implemented a series of changes at Hibiscus over the past year, from cutting two lunch services with the aim of keeping staff more fresh and focused, to reducing the number of its £135 tasting menu options, saying, "Hibiscus is a very busy restaurant, and it’s a demanding service. The teams will now have a total of three days off each week".
The restaurant has enjoyed success over the past year, recently making it onto The Waitrose Good Food Guide at number 5, above the likes of Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck and three Michelin star Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
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Bosi, who has previously owned the Fox & Grapes pub in Wimbledon village, the Charlton Arms in Shropshire, and a boutique townhouse hotel in Ludlow, recently opened a boutique hotel, bar and 55-cover restaurant in Surrey called The Swan Inn.
Discussing the closure Bosi said: "We have loved being in Mayfair; it was the perfect place to open our first London restaurant all those years ago. This isn’t the end; we hope you will join us in the next chapter, which we are hugely excited about and will announce later this year."