The Social Company’s Jason and Irha Atherton end partnership with Starr Restaurants

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The Social Company’s Jason and Irha Atherton have announced the end of their six-year partnership with Starr Restaurants in New York following a “difference in vision” for the Clocktower restaurant.

The Clocktower launched in 2015, marked the first collaboration between Atherton and US restaurateur Stephen Starr, received a Michelin star in the 2018 edition of the Michelin Guide USA.

The 90-cover restaurant is located on the second floor of the Metropolitan Life building and is part of the New York Edition hotel.

Commenting on the decision, a spokesperson for the Social Company said: "[Jason and Irha] would like to thank the Edition New York, as well as Stephen Starr personally for being professional and courteous throughout the partnership and wish him and the restaurant the best for the future."

They added: “Jason and Irha will deeply miss operating a restaurant in New York and can't wait to be back in the vibrant city soon."

The decision comes after Atherton ended his seven-year partnership with the InterContinental Marina Dubai last month to open a trio of restaurants on the 43rd, 44th and 45th floor of Dubai's Grosvenor House, A Luxury Collection Hotel.

It will be the 15th international project for the Social Company, which includes restaurants in Shanghai in China, St Moritz in Switzerland, and Alula in Saudi Arabia.

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Editor 21st September 2022

The Social Company’s Jason and Irha Atherton end partnership with Starr Restaurants