Whereas Bristol’s meals scene is broadly celebrated – and for good cause – it has nonetheless suffered from various excessive profile closures.
Extremely-rated Italian restaurant Aquila in Bristol metropolis centre closes completely
Already this 12 months we’ve stated goodbye to some well-liked eateries together with Bell’s Diner and Yume , and there’s now one other one so as to add to the listing which is able to function an enormous blow to lovers of Italian meals.
Aquila was seen by many as the most effective choices in Bristol relating to the favored delicacies.
The trendy Baldwin Avenue institution was nominated for Finest Italian on the Bristol Good Meals Awards 2018, shedding out to Pasta Loco, and was within the working for the British Restaurant Awards in 2017, being pipped to the put up by the identical Cotham Hill restaurant.
It has additionally been short-listed for Finest Restaurant on the Bristol Good Meals Awards up to now and has a really spectacular 4.5 / 5 score on TripAdvisor from 1,156 evaluations, with many individuals praising its top quality meals at low costs and first price service.
Nevertheless it has now closed for good as a result of proprietor Peter Dunford needs to discover different avenues.
There may be some excellent news although, because it has already been introduced that Tub-based pizzeria Dough will open a second department instead, and Peter thinks they may do an excellent job.
“We’ve got been approached on various events by companies desirous to take over the unit, however we needed to verify the correct individuals had been going to take it on,” he stated.
“A lot of the approaches had been from chains however we needed it to be an impartial enterprise taking up, in addition to people who find themselves keen about doing a superb job.
“As quickly as we met with the individuals behind Dough we cherished their enthusiasm and we have now little question they’re the correct individuals to take over from us. We won’t wait to go to after they’re open.
“We might prefer to thank all of our implausible workers and prospects who’ve labored and dined right here through the years.”
Peter added that the takeover has given him a ‘great alternative’ to deal with different ventures and that the demise of his father Geoff final 12 months, who was chairman of Bristol Rovers FC between 2004 and 2007, acted as a catalyst for the shift in enterprise focus.