Popular pizza restaurant to close as cost of living crisis hits

A celebrated indie pizza restaurant is set to close its doors after 10 years in business – blaming the cost of living crisis for its demise.

Oscar & Rosies, based on Stoney Street in the Hockley area of Nottingham, says it will close its doors for the last time next Saturday (27 May).

Since opening a decade ago, the venue has moved around various premises in the city before landing at Stoney Street.

In a statement, owner Olly Hunter said: “We survived the pandemic, but sadly the cost of living crisis has proved too much to deal with.

“That gives us a week and two weekends to get together and it’d be nice to see as many of you as possible for one last Boom Chicken, a final frosty Budvar and a valedictory selfie in front of the Private Eye wall. Or whatever it is you like to do in there.”

Hunter said that anyone with bookings for after 28th should contact the restaurant to obtain a full refund.

He added: “I’ve lost track of the number of friends I’ve made and the adventures I’ve had on this decade-log, batshit rollercoaster ride, but nothing lasts forever and perhaps, on reflection, this is as good a time as any to move on to new things. I hope you’ve all enjoyed it as much as I have.”