Popular modern Asian eatery Fire Monkey restaurant in Clarement is shutting its doors. Owner Cheyne Morrisby took to social media to announce the restaurant’s closure.

“With a broken heart we have unplugged and will be shutting down this beautiful operation,” he wrote on their Facebook page.

“I am still trying to digest what emotions will come but we tried our best, gave our best and above all we worked with love. Thank you to everyone that supported us in the short journey @firemonkey_capetown had. Only incredible memories that will be etched in me with this special eating house.”

With a broken heart we have unplugged and will be shutting down this beautiful operation ?
I am still trying to digest…

Posted by Fire Monkey – Asian Eating House on Monday, 13 July 2020

The Asian restaurant was led by Cheyne Morrisby, chef-owner of much-loved eateries Lucky Bao, Shio, Cheyne’s and Ding Dong. It opened in early January 2020, quickly became a must-visit spot for foodies and offered a unique take on the traditional dining experience. Guests shared a communal table with several other strangers, and were served food from the open kitchen that is in full view of the dining room.

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Many took to social media to express their sadness over losing this unique Southern suburbs spot.

“This is so sad, your food and the whole experience was to die for. I hope the situation change in the not too distant future. All the best to you and your staff you weather this storm,” wrote one Facebook user.
I am so sorry to hear that. Please know that your food, service and decor is exceptional. I pray for everyone involved and I wish you godspeed,” wrote another.
Feature image: Instagram / Fire Monkey Cape Town

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