Two popular Aberdeen restaurants have closed and up to 20 jobs are at risk after the company that runs them announced they will cease trading.
Beetroot Restaurants Limited, which operates The Adelphi Kitchen and barbecue restaurant Cue – formerly The Courtyard – has today announced it will close the doors of both restaurants with immediate effect.
Management have told the around 20 staff employed by the two businesses that they are likely to lose their jobs this morning.
The popular Adelphi Kitchen opened on Adelphi Lane in 2014, and Cue’s previous incarnation, the Courtyard, has been attracting diners to Alford Lane for many years.
Beetroot Restaurants Ltd last year won the excellence in customer service award at the Northern Star Business Awards.
A statement from Beetroot Restaurants said: “It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that today the 14th of September 2016 we have to announce that Beetroot Restaurants will cease trading.
“With immediate effect the Adelphi Kitchen and Cue Barbecue will close their doors to customers.
“It’s safe to say that sustaining local independently owned restaurants in Aberdeen over the last 12 months has been a challenge that unfortunately, has beaten us.
“We would like to thank all our loyal customers, suppliers, staff and friends for all the support over the last eight years in business. What a journey it has been.
The news comes after the company behind The Albyn in the city’s west end announced that it would go into administration last Friday.