Gino D’Acampo’s My Pasta Bar brand wound up

By James McAllister

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Gino D’Acampo’s My Pasta Bar brand wound up

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Gino D’Acampo’s London-based My Pasta Bar brand has been wound up by administrators.

The three-strong business fell into liquidation in January 2022​ having racked up debts of £5m.

At the time, D’Acampo said the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic had led him to call time on the small chain.

He said: “The Pasta Bar business has got nothing to do with any other business that I do. It’s a standalone business going into liquidation. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.”

My Pasta Bar launched in 2013 and had a flagship restaurant on 40-43 Fleet Street, as well as sites in Leadenhall Market and Bishopsgate.

According to documents filed to Companies House, the business owed £4,939,332 to 49 creditors when it entered liquidation, plus £113,975 to HMRC and £37,887 in staff wages.

In a final account to creditors and members, liquidator Annette Reeve said: “Overall, I can confirm that the realisations in the liquidation are insufficient to declare a dividend to the unsecured creditors after defraying the expenses of the proceedings.”

D’Acampo’s wider restaurant business has continued to expand in recent years. His hotel and leisure company has launched several restaurants in the UK, the majority under partnership with Spanish hotel brand INNSiDE by Meliá.

This led to the launch of ‘upmarket’ Italian restaurant Luciano, named after D’Acampo's first born son, within The Strand-based ME London hotel.

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