The restaurant at a busy Perth hotel has reopened after a sudden closure.
Manhattan’s restaurant, part of the Lovat Hotel, shut down suddenly in January, less than two years after it had undergone a £250,000 refurbishment.
The diner had been suffering from a leaky roof, but the issue has now been fixed and it is under new management.
Patrons found out about the closure by reading a poster that appeared on the restaurant’s front door.
The main hotel, bar and function hall buildings were not affected by the water damage, but managers were forced to close the adjoining restaurant until it could be repaired.
Paul Newlands and James Hume are now running the diner independently, although the 150-seater restaurant will still serve guests at the Lovat.
Perth-born pair Paul and James previously worked as chefs at the eatery.
The Manhattan’s team celebrated their relaunch earlier this month with a packed out party at the Glasgow Road premises.
The Lovat Hotel’s recent history has been blighted with issues, but the new management team are hoping they have turned a corner.
The hotel closed without warning with the loss of 50 jobs in January 2018.
The then manager Stuart Shearer was accused of going into hiding after issuing terse redundancy notices to his workforce, in a move described as “complete incompetence.”
The venue relaunched that summer under new management, and the majority of staff who lost their jobs returned.