It’s been a dark week for Bristol’s food scene, with a different restaurant closing its doors almost every day.
But if you thought the bad news was over and there was finally an end in sight to the mayhem, you’d be wrong – because another massively popular city restaurant is shutting its doors for the final time today.
The latest place to shut is the Maitreya Social, in Easton, which has won numerous awards and accolades since opening. It won legions of fans for its innovative veggie and vegan cuisine and its delicious mix of veggie beers, wines, spirits and cocktails.
The Maitreya, as it was fondly known by regulars, was almost always fully booked of an evening and was widely looked upon as being one of the city’s best – if not the best – vegetarian restaurants by Bristol’s legions of foodies. But it appears even its huge fan base and stellar reputation was not enough to save it from closure, and its owners have taken to social media to reveal the restaurant is being sold this month.
The eatery is serving up its final dishes and drinks today and it’s set to be a farewell to remember.
Some of the other Bristol restaurants to close this week include the legendary Maximillions , on Broad Street, and the Dynasty Asian restaurant in Redcliffe. Even a city centre branch of Subway has shut its doors in the past few days.