Rick Stein has announced that he is permanently closing another of his restaurants in Cornwall. The famous chef has several restaurants in the county, including Newquay, Padstow and St Merryn.
But he has now announced that he is closing one of them – his fish and chip shop in Falmouth. The place will be taken over and opened by a new company as a new restaurant.
The restaurant, called Rick Stein’s Fish and located on Discovery Quay, opened in 2010. It was the first restaurant Stein opened outside of Padstow.
There were rumors last year that three of Stein’s restaurants were threatened with closure, with the suggestion that they were Porthleven, the Falmouth Fish and Chip Shop and Marlborough.
At the time, a spokesperson for the Stein company said they were focusing on cutting costs to ensure its survival amid the coronavirus-related financial crisis.
Rick Stein’s Porthleven restaurant then closed for good in June. But the company has now announced the news of the Falmouth restaurant on its website.
The statement reads: “A message from Rick about the Falmouth closure:” I am very happy that The Taphouse has taken over our wonderful site and our team in Falmouth.
“As we opened our first ‘national restaurant’ in the summer; Stein’s At Home, bringing our simple, easy-to-cook dining experience to homes across the country, our teams must work to further develop this area to ensure we ‘company and our other restaurants for the future. “
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