Dundee’s renowned Castlehill restaurant has shut down due to “tough trading conditions”, its owner has announced.
The Exchange Street business is now closed with immediate effect with owner Adam Newth blaming a struggle to find a new owner.
Mr Newth said: “It is heartbreaking to lose Castlehill.
“Trading in this inconsistent business environment we find ourselves in in Scotland is tougher than ever, and despite good numbers and very good reviews thanks to the incredible team, Castlehill has not been able to ride the storm of uncertainty and sadly a decision to close the doors has been made.
“We have tried our best to find a new owner and indeed hoped we would find one in time, but sadly that has not been the case.
“We of course understand the incredibly unfortunate timing and the impact it will indeed have, we sincerely apologise for any inconveniences this may cause, we hoped so much for a different outcome.
“We would like to thank our customers and our suppliers for your support, and the Castlehill team for their dedication and professionalism.”
He added anyone with bookings for December at Castlehill will be accommodated at his Tayberry Restaurant in Broughty Ferry and everyone who has booked a table at Castlehill will be contacted as quickly as possible.
More to follow.