Shock closure of popular Bristol restaurant in Cabot Circus

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The owners say the closure of the neighbouring cinema was ‘the final straw’

A popular restaurant in Bristol’s Cabot Circus shopping centre has announced its closure.

Coal Kitchen located next to the former Showcase Cinema de Lux is closing its doors after five years.

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Posting on the restaurant’s Instagram account, the owners of the family-run business said the closure of the cinema in November 2023 was ‘the final straw’.

The full statement reads: “We are saddened to announce that after five wonderful years, we have decided to close Coal Kitchen, Cabot Circus. #

“This decision has not been made lightly, however as a family-owned restaurant, the last year operating in Cabot has been increasingly challenging with the introduction of additional vehicle charges, soaring energy and food costs and the final straw with the closure of Showcase cinema next to us.

“Unfortunately, this meant that we were unable to agree feasible terms with our landlord to make this a viable location.”

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