Welsh restaurant Sosban, run by a former Great British Menu contestant, has closed blaming mounting costs.
Sosban, in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, opened in July 2011 and executive chef Andrew Sheridan has been in control of the kitchen since 2017.
But it has now ceased trading, closing its doors from the last time on 3rd February. In a statement, the restaurant said: “We would like to thank all our loyal customers and suppliers for the support and cherished friendships they have provided us since we opened in July 2011. It has been a privilege to be a part of the community and we greatly appreciate the years you have allowed us to serve you.
“The decision to close has been a very difficult and heart-breaking one to make given the considerable effort that has been made over many years, but regrettably, in the face of rising costs associated with running the restaurant, some things are just not meant to be.”
Sheridan appeared on BBC TV show Great British Menu in 2018. Early in his career, he reached the BBC Young Chef of the Year aged 17 before working for Michael Caines at Abode in Chester. Prior to joining Sosban, he was head chef of the River Room at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in north Wales.