Fine dining restaurant Nutters to close after 28 years

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Fine dining Rochdale restaurant Nutters will shut its doors next weekend after 28 years.

The popular restaurant in Norden was operated by former Savoy Hotel chef Andrew Nutter who won a raft of awards for his cuisine.

The restaurant will stop trading on 17 October.

A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page said: “It has been a difficult decision to make but these last two years have been extremely challenging when the hospitality industry has a whole had suffered immensely. We wanted to go out whilst we are still at the top of our game and it had been increasingly difficult to do that in these times.

“Not to mention the fact that Jean isn’t getting any younger and as done such an amazing job throughout this time.”

The post also said it had “happened very quickly” and on Twitter chef-proprietor Andrew Nutter described it as the “end of an era”.

The post said its gastro pub The Bird at Birtle will continue to operate as normal and vouchers for the restaurant will be accepted at the venue.

Nutters moved to its current home at the historic Wolstenholme Hall in 2003, where it serves a modern British menu with a French influence.

The restaurant is included in prestigious guides including the Michelin Guide, the Good Food Guide and the Harden’s Guide.

Andrew Nutter opened his first solo restaurant aged 21 with the backing of his now late father Rodney and mother Jean.

Nutter took over the Bird I’th Hand pub in nearby Birtle, Lancashire, in 2014 and relaunched it as the Bird at Birtle in 2016.