August 9, 2022

Zaika

Livingston

Coronavirus in Edinburgh: Beloved cafe closes its doors for good as pandemic takes its toll

3 min read
Le Roi Fou
Le Roi Fou

Opened in April 2017 on Forth road, Le Roi Fou specialised in modern day European cuisine served in an creative

setting and speedily grew to become a business favorite amongst Edinburgh’s foodies.

That calendar year they gained Ideal New Cafe at The Scottish Foods Awards.

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Their achievement continued the adhering to year as Chef Patron Jerome Henry won the award for Vintage Cuisine Chef of the 12 months.

Le Roi Fou are nevertheless to situation an formal announcement on the closure but their site has been wiped thoroughly clean of all menus, exhibitions and call information. The homepage reads: “Le Roi Fou is permanently closed.”

A quick list of awards and achievements they gained in the last three years is posted beneath.

For the duration of lockdown, the restaurant launched a delivery service to proceed featuring locals their considerably liked cuisine.

In the previous three decades as it has grown in acceptance, the restaurant has held exhibitions and displayed the work of local artists on its walls.

In February this year, an exhibition called ‘Homme Libre’ (no cost male) was held at the location that includes placing and intimate male portraits by Paris-born photographer Carla Borel.

Imaginative Director for Le Roi Fou Isolde Nash claimed of the exhibition: “This is a lovely, delicate and from time to time romantic demonstrate about male identification to get started our spring period in Edinburgh.”

Other Edinburgh places to eat which have experienced long-lasting harm consist of The Tower, which has been working on the roof terrace of the Nationwide Museum for 22 many years and Hendersons, a 58-12 months old, spouse and children operate, vegetarian restaurant.

Locals have taken to social media to voice their sadness at the information that Le Roi Fou will not be reopening, with Joanna Kessel – an artist whose work featured in the cafe – submitting on Facebook: “It was a satisfaction to collaborate with Isolde Nash on my solo exhibition ‘AURUM | Gold’ previous winter season. The compact mosaic and forged concrete collages have been intended particularly in response to the cafe interior.”

She additional: “Much respect to Isolde Nash for bringing this gem of a put into getting and, with Chef Patron Jerome Henry, bringing fantastic joy into people’s lives.”

The Evening Information contacted Le Roi Fou for a remark.

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