A popular seafood restaurant in Northampton has closed due to an “unforeseen and dramatic downturn in business,” according to a note left on the door of the premises.
The Seafood Cafe on St Giles opened in 2011 and claimed to be Northampton’s only “speciality fresh fish and seafood restaurant,” offering a wide menu selection.
It also garnered a positive review from the Chronicle & Echo in 2013 when our critic, Nick Spoors, described the food as “gorgeous” and gave the restaurant a score of eight out of ten.
And popular review website Trip Advisor also saw the venue receive good ratings from diners.
But today visitors to St Giles noticed a note on the door of the premises which appears to have signalled the end of the business.
It read; “Due to an unforeseen and dramatic downturn in business coupled with other financial pressures over the last 12 months, we regretfully announced the closure of the Seafood Cafe.
“We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our local regular customers that have supported us over the past five years.”
Facebook users have already taken to the restaurant’s dedicated page to voice their sadness.
Sue Biddle wrote: “So sorry to see the notice on your door today. We will miss The Sea Food Cafe, you were a fab restaurant. Big loss to our town.”