Antico to close due to rising costs

By Sophie Witts contact

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Antico London restaurant to close

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Antico, the Italian restaurant in London’s Bermondsey, is to close next month after five years of trading.

The restaurant wrote on Twitter that rising costs had made the business ‘difficult to sustain’ and that it would be shutting its doors for good on 24 September.

Many London restaurants are continuing to struggle with rising rents, business rates and wholesale food price inflation of 7%.​ In the past two years Michelin-starred Arbutus in Soho​ and the award-winning pub The Truscott Arms in Maida Vale​ have both closed after citing issues with high rents.

Antico was opened in 2012​ by first-time restaurateur Nick Crispini, who previously worked under Theo Randall at his flagship Mayfair site.

The restaurant tweeted that it hoped the team’s days in hospitality were not ‘quite over yet’.

Antico's downstairs sister bar 214 Bermondsey is set to remain open. It will shut on 24 ​September for a short refurbishment, but will be otherwise unaffected by the closure.

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