Burger restaurant on Gloucester Road closes suddenly

The shop is empty with fittings on the floor

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Out with the meat, in with the vegan cuisine - Bristol’s last Atomic Burger has closed down, and is set to be replaced with a vegan Indian takeaway. The move reflects a rise in veganism in the city - last year a study found Bristol to be the fourth most vegan-friendly city in the country.

The branch of the Oxfordshire-based burger company opened on 189 Gloucester Road 10 years ago. But today, the store is empty with fittings are laid out on the floor with rubbish in the seating area outside.

The closure comes four years after Atomic Burger closed its branch in Union Street in the city centre. No announcement on the closure was made and despite attempts to contact the firm by Bristol World, the company has offered no response.

A replacement for the burger joint in Gloucester Road has already been announced. Vegan India will opened by the team behind Tikka Express in Easton in February at the site.

Atomic Burger closed without notice in DecemberAtomic Burger closed without notice in December
Atomic Burger closed without notice in December

The news of Atomic Burger closing was met with sadness by customers on social media. Some speculated its downfall was down to local competition. One person said: “Probably too much competition. You can’t move for burger joints these days.”

In November, nearby Shake Wrap and Roll closed, withs its owner blaming rising costs for the wrap shop’s sad demise. It adds to a long list of restaurants in the city which have closed over the past year - you can see them here.