The Providores and Tapa Room looks to close

The Providores and Tapa Room in London, the brainchild of Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath, looks to close in July after 18 years of service. Gordon and McGrath released a statement detailing how they wished to pursue personal projects as well as travelling and relaxing after 18 busy years of business. “[It’s an] incredibly tough decision to make,” the statement said.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the restaurant we have created: we have had a huge amount of fun, employed and mentored hundreds of talented staff and introduced the flat white, Turkish eggs, small plates, brunch and no reservations to the UK dining scene.”

“We are obviously sad in many ways, but this is the right decision for us personally, and we want to go out on a high. We hope to see as many of you as possible over the next few weeks for grilled scallops and sweet chilli sauce, and a glass of NZ sauvignon blanc or three.”