Christchurch’s harsh trading conditions have claimed another fine dining establishment. Pescatore, a multi-award-winning restaurant at The George Hotel, has shut its doors to be replaced with a new concept next year.

The new concept will be unveiled in due time, with its opening roughly scheduled for mid-2020. Pescatore has long been a leading restaurant in New Zealand, being Christchurch’s only 2 Hat Restaurant in the 2018 and 2019 Cuisine Good Food Awards.

With the closing of Pescatore, comes the sad end of a culinary era.