OXFORD’S only Michelin Star restaurant will close its doors in the new year.
215 Kitchen & Drinks, based at 215 Banbury Road, Summertown, announced last night that it will not be opening in 2022.

The closure comes as Paul Welburn, the restaurant's chef announced he would leave after four years.

Writing on Instagram, however, the award-winning eatery said that ‘this is not a goodbye’.

In February 2022, a new concept will be launched in place of 215 Kitchen and Drinks at the same location.

The post read: “We have had an absolute blast serving our loyal customers and bringing a Michelin Star back to Oxford as The Oxford Kitchen too.

“Paul Welburn, our talented Chef who gained and retained our Star, has been with us for 4 years now and has decided to take on a fresh challenge, leaving us with a tough choice to make.

“Paul is irreplaceable and we have loved working with him and his team through plain sailing as well as choppy Covid waters.

“Great food and drink has always been in our DNA and we will still be very much a ‘foodies pardise’ when we launch our new concept.”

The restaurant added that it ‘loves’ Summertown and wants to ‘continue to be a vibrant part of the local community’.