Visitors to London and indeed Bonhams Auction Houses may well know the highly successful Bonhams, a one-Michelin-starred restaurant on New Bond Street, London. Sadly it is set to close by 19 December, head chef Theo Clench has confirmed.


The site, housed in the auction house of the same name and previously headed up by Tom Kemble, has retained its star since 2015 and received full marks for food and service in the latest Harden’s restaurant guide for the city.

The closure was based on decisions made by the auction house’s new owners.

Departing Chef, Theo Klench said: “It is with a heavy heart I must announce the closure of Bonhams’ restaurant. Our last service will be on the 19/12/18. Due to new owners of the company the decision has been made that there is no room in the big world of Bonhams for our little hidden gem.”

In a statement the auction house said the decision was part of a “restructuring process” The Bonhams’ Café meanwhile is expected to remain open.

Bonhams’ Global chief executive Matthew Girling said: “While it is sad to see the restaurant close, our priority is to focus on our core business of auctioneering.

(content courtesy of Caterer and Hotelkeeper)