A much loved Indian restaurant in Bristol has announced it is to close after almost 10 years in the city. The Mint Room, which is located on Clifton Road, shared the ‘difficult and emotional’ decision in a post to its social media pages on Monday (June 10).

The message said: “Dear valued friends, loyal patrons and all who frequented Mint Room Bristol, it is with a heavy heart and humble gratitude that we announce the closure of our restaurant in Bristol. After almost 10 years, we have had to take the difficult and emotional decision to say goodbye and close our doors and focus entirely on our Mint Room Bath restaurant.

“It has been an immense joy and pleasure to have served you over the years and we are incredibly grateful for all the support and generosity you have shown us. However, we hope it is not a complete farewell as we hope to see you at our Bath site where much is in the early planning stages for new beginnings and for warm and welcoming food and service. Our very best wishes to you.”

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Taking to the comments section, customers shared their sadness at the news. One said: “Such a shame. Best meal we’ve ever had in your Bristol restaurant.”

A second wrote: “Really sorry to read this.” While a third simply commented: “Gutted.”

The Mint Room in Bath, which has been around for some 15 years, is an award-winning restaurant that boasts fine dining from renowned chefs from around the globe, as well as a roof terrace for eating al fresco. It’s been visited by a plethora of famous faces – from film and TV stars to local politicians and sporting legends.