London-based restaurant Villandry plunges into administration  

Villandry, which had restaurants in St James’ and Great Portland Street, has closed its doors following financial trouble.

Villandry made the announcement via its website’s homepage, which reads ‘Sadly, we are now closed’.

It also put out a short statement on the site which states: “Martha Thompson and Sarah Rayment of BDO LLP were appointed Joint Administrators of Villandry Foodstore Restaurant Limited (‘the Company’) on 9 August 2018.

It went on: “The affairs, business and property of the Company are now being managed by the Joint Administrators.”

Villandry opened in Fitrovia in 1998 and had three sites until it closed the Bicester restaurant last year.

The announcement follows the news that the Gaucho Group had also called in administrators last week and closed all of its CAU branches.

However, since that announcement and the rumours of a number of takeover bids, the management team at Gaucho ensured customers it was ‘business as usual’ and that the team still has plans to expand its 16-strong UK portfolio, with a sale expected within two to three weeks.

“Business as usual” says Gaucho management

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