They’ve had one hell of an amazing year after winning a Top 20 Award for UK’s Most Exciting New Restaurant in the Good Food Guide and receiving positive feedback from none other than Michelin Star bigwigs.
But this week popular Lawrenny restaurant Annwn confirmed it would temporarily close the business during the quieter winter months.
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“It has been a very difficult decision to make, but we have decided to close for just a few months until we can find another location that we can operate from,” said owner and chef extraordinaire Matt Powell. .
“We have our eyes on a few properties at the moment and are looking for a suitable location to move into that will meet our business needs as well as our expansion plans.
“But if anyone in our network knows of a suitable location that would house a successful small restaurant, please get in touch.”
Anyone who has recently booked gift vouchers at the restaurant will either be refunded or, if they are happy to keep the gift, they can use them once the new premises reopen.
Annwn needs space for between 10 and 12 covers with guest facilities and Matt is ready to invest in a new kitchen if required.
Earlier this autumn, Annwn was named by the Good Food Guide 2022 as one of the UK’s most exciting restaurants. And given that it’s barely a year old, that’s quite a reward.
Additionally, the restaurant recently received a visit from the Michelin team who left with overwhelmingly positive reviews.
“I came here 12 years ago and since then Pembrokeshire has been my inspiration,” said Matt.
And the dishes he has created testify to his passion for his environment as well as its ecology and history.
All of its vegetables are grown on site in its immaculately manicured raised beds, while many of the ingredients are expertly harvested from the hedgerows and south Pembrokeshire coasts, while its fish and meats are sourced with excruciating care.
“Our cuisine is based on the Welsh landscape and our aim is to allow our diners to go back to their roots and taste things in a very pure but very original way,” explained Matt.
The sooner Annwn can move, the better – Pembrokeshire needs this awesome kitchen.
. award-winning restaurant Annwn will close its doors for winter