Highly-rated restaurant in Bristol announces closure
‘Such a loss for the area’
In less than a week another Italian-inspired eatery in Bristol has announced closure - this time a neighbourhood restaurant in Henleaze.
The father-and-son team behind Kondi Brasserie in Henleaze confirmed the business had closed on social media on Friday, just days after another Italian eatery called Rosemarino in Clifton shut down.
Kondi Brasserie, on Henleaze Road, served up homemade food and barista coffee, and was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was rated 4.4 stars from 157 Google reviews, and 4.5 stars from 133 TripAdvisor reviews.
But after nine years, the Italian father-and-son team, Daniele and Lucio, announced closure on the restaurant’s Facebook page. In a message, they said: “It is with a very heavy heart and after much deliberation that after nine years of trade we have made the decision to close our door permanently.
“Having never fully recovered from Covid and now the ever increasing cost of running we have decided not to renew our lease. We thank you all our loyal customers for their continued support over the years.”
The team was still available for outside catering, the statement added.
Customers reacted with sadness to the news. One said: “So sorry to hear that, you were our favourite after yoga lunch spot and your special evening events were amazing. You’ll be very missed.” Another said: “So sorry to hear this Danny. We have had some of the best meals of our lives at your special evenings. Such a loss for the area.”
Last August, Bristol World reported on a growing concern among restaurants owners in Bristol amid soaring energy and food bill. Menu prices would inevitably rise, they warned, while adding they feared there was only so much extra customers were happy to pay.