A highly acclaimed Yorkshire restaurant has announced its plans to shut later this year, to give its team the opportunity to take on new challenges.
Le Cochon Aveugle, at Walmgate, York, will close its doors at the end of November, after almost nine years in operation.
And owners Joshua and Victoria Overington have revealed that the reason for the move is that “we have creatively outgrown the space and are looking to explore a number of new avenues” which have recently presented themselves.
The restaurant, which has won numerous accolades over the years for its innovative blind tasting menu, has been hugely popular, winning praise from both critics and the general public.
“We have had an amazing time running Le Cochon Aveugle over the past eight years and achieved more than we could have hoped for,” said Joshua.
“This hasn’t been an easy decision to make but the time has come for us to look at some new opportunities which have come our way.
Joshua and Victoria are not yet revealing their future plans but will be making further announcements in the coming months. Their wine and pizza bar/restaurant, Cave du Cochon, also on Walmgate, York, will remain open for business as usual.
“We are so grateful for all our team, both past and present, dedicated suppliers and especially our incredible guests, all of whom have supported us since day one and have helped make Le Cochon Aveugle such a success,” he said.
“We hope that they will continue to do that in our future ventures.”