Marcus Wareing announces closure of Marcus at the Berkeley hotel restaurant

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Marcus Wareing has announced his Michelin-starred restaurant Marcus at the Berkeley hotel in Knightsbridge will close on 26th December 2023.

The restaurant announced it's closure in a statement on Instagram, with Marcus Wareing explaining that he wasn't retiring but moving on to a new chapter with plans in the pipeline for 2024.

Marcus said: "The Berkeley has provided me with the most extraordinary platform over the last 20 years. As a chef and restaurateur, it's allowed me and my team to create some incredible and lasting memories. However, it's now time for me to move on."

He added: "I am not retiring quite yet, though - not at all. I'm ready for a new and exciting chapter to begin. I will update on our plans for 2024 in due course."

The decision to close Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley comes after twenty years of service, with the restaurant holding two Michelin stars until 2018 when it lost one star in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2019.

Prior to that, the restaurant space at the Berkeley was previously home to Gordon Ramsay's Pétrus, which Marcus managed as head chef from 2003.

In 2008, Gordon Ramsay Holdings parted ways with the Berkeley, with Marcus taking over the lease, relaunching the restaurant under his own name.

Commenting on the news the Berkeley's General Manager, Knut Wylde, said: ‘'We want to take this opportunity to thank Marcus and his teams over the years, for everything they have contributed to the Berkeley's culinary legacy."

Knut added: "We look forward to seeing what new exciting adventures lie ahead for him and his wife Jane and of course wish them the very best for the future."

The Berkeley has confirmed it will announce plans for a new restaurant in "due course".

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Editor 14th September 2023

Marcus Wareing announces closure of Marcus at the Berkeley hotel restaurant