Flor Bakery to close permanently

By James McAllister

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Picture credit: Instagram (@flor.london)
Picture credit: Instagram (@flor.london)

Related tags Flor James Lowe JKS Restaurants bakery Helen Evans

Flor is to permanently shutter its bakery site at Spa Terminus in London's Bermondsey at the end of this month, bringing an end to the brand's high street presence.

In an Instagram post​, it was confirmed that Flor Bakery's last day of trading would be Saturday 26 November.

"We are sorry to let down so many wonderful regulars, those that have supported us and queued regularly come rain or shine, we have appreciated it so much, thank you," it said. 

Led by pastry chef Helen Evans, Flor Bakery opened late last year with a focus on bread and pastry made with heritage and long-straw grain varieties, with a commitment to supporting more resilient agricultural practices like the agroforestry approach, and regenerative farming methods.

The bakery was an offshoot of James Lowe's original Flor wine bar, bakery and restaurant in Borough Market, which was launched in partnership with JKS in the summer of 2019​ and itself closed back in January​. 

"It is heart breaking to announce that Flor Bakery will be closing its doors at the end of this month," the post said.

"Our last day trading at Spa Terminus will be Saturday 26th November. So please do come on down before then - we’d love to see as many of you as possible over the next two weekends to help us go out with a bang!

"We’re so proud of the quality of bread and viennoiserie that [Helen Evans] and our bakers have produced in the last 12 months.

"The decision to source all of our organic wheats and long-straw grains from British smallholdings has been a wonderfully challenging and hugely rewarding experience. Working with these amazing farmers and millers has helped us generate flavours that have consistently exceeded our expectations and we look forward to finding new ways of working with them in the future.

"We want to say an enormous thank you to all the talented bakers, chefs and baristas that put so much into the bakery - it’s been a time of constant changes and learning and we are so grateful for your efforts."

The statement added that Evans would be launching a new project next spring in Dulwich. 

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