It was originally launched as the third venture by Danish restaurateur Soren Jessen, and was opened in conjunction with co-working space developer Fora.
Comprising of a restaurant and café offering, Borealis’ kitchen was overseen by Swedish-born chef Robin Freeman.
The restaurant served a selection of Nordic cuisine, with dishes including snaps-cured mackerel with juniper, orange, dill and shaved fennel; veal and pork meatballs with mashed potato, lingonberries and pickled cucumber; and roast cod with brown butter and cauliflower.
In a statement, Fora confirmed the closure of the Borealis restaurant, but said the café would continue to operate.
It said: “Borealis launched at Fora Borough in August 2018 with two distinct offers – a Nordic café and a Nordic restaurant.
“Whilst the café has been incredibly popular with Fora residents and Borough locals, Fora has decided to provide a more informal restaurant offering, so we will be closing the restaurant in order to develop a concept that addresses both Fora residents’ and the wider community’s all-day food desires.”
It has also been confirmed that neither Jessen nor Freeman will continue to be involved with Borealis.
Jessen, previously a banker, owns fine dining restaurant 1 Lombard Street, as well as the more causal Ekte Nordic Kitchen in the Bloomberg Arcade where Freeman currently resides as head chef.