Viande Restaurant at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl will be closing its doors, after only nine months of business prior to the national lockdown. This is just one of Cape Town’s many restaurant casualties to have succumbed to industry restrictions imposed as a result of lockdown.

Chef Pete Goffe-Woods announced the news on Thursday, October 8 via his Facebook page.  “We had only been open for nine months prior to the national lockdown being thrust upon us and were simply unable to survive the six months without trading,” he said. “We would like to thank our fabulous and dedicated staff for all their hard work.”

It is with enormous regret that we must announce the closing of Viande Restaurant at the Grande Roche Hotel.
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Posted by Pete Goffe-Wood on Thursday, October 8, 2020

“Thank you to all of our customers and suppliers that have supported us, we look forward to re-engaging with you in our future endeavors. The Grande Roche will continue to be an iconic landmark in the hospitality industry, but unfortunately, we will no longer be a part of that journey,” he added.

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Lucinda Dordley

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