Terroir Tapas, a zero-waste restaurant located in Bournemouth, has ceased operations after seven years in business, citing challenges with escalating costs as the primary reason for closure.
The sustainability-driven dining establishment featured locally sourced produce from a nearby farm and offered an all-British wine selection.
The restaurant's tasting menu changed weekly, and guests were not provided with physical menus to minimize paper usage.
In 2022, Terroir Tapas received a Michelin Green Star, acknowledging its commitment to sustainability initiatives.
In a social media post, the restaurant's team expressed that it was time to 'change and grow on from our founding home'.
The post read: 'Our goal was always to offer a planet positive dining experience with no negative impact on the outside World- an attribute that sadly only a tiny percentage of restaurants can do.
'Post-Covid life for us has been tough. Rising overheads and cost of living implications has made us evaluate our value as a restaurant.
'Quite simply the financials results do not reflect the efforts and ethos that the team strive for - there's better things we can do!
'Terroir is the right way to run a restaurant and we need to share and educate our industry. What this means for us now is undecided, but sadly we won't be a restaurant anymore.'
Terroir Tapas joins a growing list of independent restaurants that have closed since the beginning of the year, reflecting the challenges posed by increasing costs and reduced customer spending power for businesses in the industry.