Up-market Bristol restaurant announces closure on website

Klosterhaus restaurant

An upmarket restaurant based which was based in one of Bristol’s oldest buildings has closed its doors for business.

The Klosterhaus restaurant was located in the Grade-I listed Quakers Friars building in the Cabot Circus centre.

The site is a key part of the shopping centre and the building, which is close to the Harvey Nichols store, was previously occupied by the Brasserie Blanc.

A message has been posted on the restaurant’s website which reads: “Please note that Klosterhaus has now closed, however we would be delighted to welcome you at one of our sister restaurants.

“Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon.”

The restaurant opened in the autumn of 2020 and the style and menu was based on the grand cafes of central Europe.

The restaurant is part of the D&D London chain which owns more the 40 venues across the UK and in Paris and New York. The business was co-founded in 2006 by chief executive David Loewi.

Loewi and Des Gunewardena created D&D London from a management buyout of Sir Terence Conran’s restaurant company in 2006.

The opening was headed up by Gunewardena, a qualified accountant turned restaurateur who has since parted company with the group.

Gunewardena worked closely with Cabot Circus landlords Hammerson on the project.

The plush restaurant interior was designed by award-winning designers, Design LSM and  featured artwork by a collection of artists from Studio 2C Art consultancy.

The BusinessDesk.com has approached D&D for a comment.

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