Aberdeen restaurant Rye and Soda has closed its doors for the final time.
The city eatery, owned by Adrian Gomes, announced its closure on Facebook earlier today.
The social media post said: “The city has undergone a lot of change in the last eight years or so, with the city benefiting from a huge choice in restaurants, both independents and national chains.
“Whilst this is fantastic for restaurant-goers, it’s created an over-saturated marketplace for us operators. Coupled with high rent and rates, a rates valuation appeal process that is stuck in limbo, and a very challenging recruitment market for talented chefs, the decision to close has not been easy but is necessary.
It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of Rye & Soda and Bos'n, making way for new ownership. We opened…
“Delivering consistency with our offering became very challenging and we feel that we’re no longer hitting the standards that 10 Dollar Shake set eight years ago when we began this journey.
“We would like to thank the team for all their efforts during the lease transfer process and although we have managed to re-allocate more than 60% of the team to in-house vacancies, we will be aiming to work with each and every member of the team to find them a new role as soon as possible.
“Everyone has been understanding, and we cannot thank them enough.”
The post went on to thank everyone for all of their support over the years.
The neighbouring tapas bar, Bos’n, will also close.