Bristol’s Michelin-starred restaurant Wilks has announced it will not be reopening.
In a statement on their website, owners James Wilkins and Christine Vayssade announced: “Due to the coronavirus, Covid-19 pandemic, we closed the restaurant back in March 2020. Despite the announcement of the government allowing us to reopen, we have decided not to do so.”
“It has been an absolute joy running our restaurant since 2012. Wilks’s success is undoubtedly associated with the amazing people we have met and worked with over the years.”
“The restaurant is currently on the market, ready for the next people who want to take this special premises. Chandos road is well known for being one the best streets in Bristol for quality independent restaurants and we hope it will always remain this way.”
Wilks opened in Redland, Bristol in 2012 and earned a Michelin star a year later. But in October 2019 the owners announced they had put the business on the market having been approached for an “exciting and challenging new project outside the UK”.
Wilks is being marketed via Fleurets with an asking price of £175,000 and an annual rent of £27,500.