Diners' dismay as popular Wigan restaurant closes 'with immediate effect'
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The Courtyard Bistro in Lowton had been up for sale for several months, but diners were shocked to discover it had closed “with immediate effect” on Tuesday evening.
No reason has been given for the closure, which came just three days after an advertisement was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page seeking a new front-of-house supervisor.
A post highlighting the Stone Cross Lane North restaurant was for sale in July said this was: “Due to a change in personal circumstance regarding another commitment that has expanded quicker than expected.”
A statement on the restaurant’s Facebook page said: “It is with heavy hearts that we share this news with you today. After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to close The Courtyard Bistro with immediate effect.
"We want to take this moment to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who has supported us throughout this incredible journey. Your loyalty, smiles and cherished moments spent in our little bistro have meant the world to us. From our talented chefs to our dedicated staff, we have been privileged to serve such an amazing community.”
It said refunds would be provided for anyone who had bought vouchers since October 12, 2022.