Siren at The Goring won't reopen its doors when lockdown is lifted, says chef Nathan Outlaw

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Editor 26th May 2020

Siren, Nathan Outlaw's latest grand opening at The Goring hotel will remain closed after restrictions on the hospitality industry are lifted, and the Michelin-starred chef will instead focus on his Cornwall restaurants.

Bloomberg's restaurant critic Richard Vines Tweeted the news on the weekend:

Nathan took the helm last summer in line with renovation work at the historic London hotel, after letting go of The Mariners, which Paul and Emma Ainsworth subsequently took over and stepping down from his position at The Capital hotel in late 2018.  

London establishments are particularly at risk of closure as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, as massively reduced footfall brought about by the halt of tourism and business conducted in the city, with little indication as to when - and indeed if - they will return to their previous levels.

Ongoing and often exorbitant rent costs adding to the financial burden of reopening have seen many in the industry calling for a rent holiday until the end of the year. 

However not everyone's hopes of getting off to a successful start have been dampened. Chef Kray Treadwell of Birmingham recently said that he was confident that "the first thing people will want to do is go and eat out" when the hospitality industry is allowed to reopen.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 26th May 2020

Siren at The Goring won't reopen its doors when lockdown is lifted, says chef Nathan Outlaw