The Rum Kitchen quietly shutters entire estate

By James McAllister

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The Rum Kitchen quietly shutters entire estate after trading subsidy is wound up

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Caribbean-styled bar restaurant brand The Rum Kitchen has quietly closed its entire estate.

The group, which operated a handful of sites in London as well as an outpost in Brighton, has not made any official announcement regarding the closures, but a note on The Rum Kitchen’s Instagram page​ confirms that all locations are now shut. 

The Rum Kitchen's website also appears to have been shut down. 

It is understood that all sites closed within the last month.

According to documents filed to The Gazette​, one of the group’s trading subsidies, Icarus Leisure Soho Limited, was wound up on 10 April.

Restaurant​ has attempted to contact The Rum Kitchen for further comment.

The Rum Kitchen was launched in 2013 when Jonny Boud and Alex Potter took on the former The Mangrove site in Notting Hill.

Heavily influenced by New York’s Miss Lily’s, the pair created a beach shack-themed rum bar and restaurant that soon spawned further sites in Brixton, Soho’s Kingly Court, and Shoreditch.

Boud and Potter subsequently left The Rum Kitchen in 2019 following its sale to investment vehicle Naga Partners, with Mike Parnham, former operations manager at Las Iguanas, taking the reins of the business.

It opened its first regional site in Brighton in September 2021​, taking over the former Jamie’s Italian on Black Lion Street.

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