Two Michelin-starred restaurant Hibiscus has announced it has cut its opening hours in order to improve staff quality of life. The London restaurant has discontinued its two lunch services on Tuesday and Wednesday and will only be open for lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday. The chef has limited the evening menu to a choice of just two tasting menus, one being a Surprise (chefs choice) and the other the Classic (a selection of the restaurants best dishes). Owner Claude Bosi said the change allows staff three days off per week.

“I want to have one very strong team in the restaurant, both front of house and in the kitchen, so shortening the work week, and our opening hours is the best solution,” said Bosi.

A number of restaurants in the last year have cut opening hours as a means to improve staff work-life balance and to boost chef creativity. Photo: KingGoya.