Shaun Rankin 'removed' from Ormer Jersey board [Updated]

By Sophie Witts contact

- Last updated on GMT

Ormer Jersey cuts ties with Shaun Rankin

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The owners of the Ormer restaurant in Jersey have cut ties with Shaun Rankin four years after opening.

A statement released this morning said they have ‘removed Shaun Rankin from the Board and all of its subsidiaries, terminating their commercial relationship with him’.  

“It is time to move forward with a refocused vision for Ormer and Shaun Rankin does not form part of our plans for the future,” the owners said in a statement.

“We will be concentrating on enhancing our presence in Jersey and selectively adding to our restaurants in the UK, starting with an exciting new venture in Liverpool." 

BigHospitality​ understands the current plan is for the new venues across the UK to open under the Ormer brand, which is owned by a parent company instead of Rankin.

There are also plans to develop Don Street Deli, which is next-door to Ormer Jersey and was designed by Rankin, in to a new ‘unfussy modern dining experience’ while adapting the roof terrace for year-round use.

Rankin opened Ormer Jersey in 2013 and it won a Michelin star​ four months after opening. The chef oversaw the launch of a second site, Ormer Mayfair,​ at Flemings hotel in London in 2016.

Henrik Muehle, general manager of Flemings Mayfair, said: "We have a separate agreement regarding Shaun Rankin’s consultancy service for Ormer Mayfair, and it is our full intention to continue working with him."

The existing Jersey restaurant team, which has worked under head chef Lee Smith since it opened, will remain in place.

A representative for Rankin declined to comment when contacted by BigHospitality​.

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