(Updates at the bottom.)
The owner sent out a short note last night:
The Tooting Egret is closing. The Shop will remain open for a week or so while we have a HUGE sale (50% off), but the restaurant has ceased operation as of today.
Simply put, this is a very sad day for all of us who worked so hard to have this venture be a success. And it was a success in most ways. I am so proud of my staff – they have always treated as their own and it showed. I am so lucky to have worked with them over the past year. I am also very lucky to have met most of you. You have made this venture worthwhile while it tried to find its way.
Update June 9: The Island Packet has followed up with some more details about the three-in-one business closing up shop (read that here).
Nothing too surprising: the main reason for closure was noted as an inability to turn a profit.