Leighton Buzzard’s much-loved Martini restaurant announces closure

Martini Ristorante Italiano
Martini Ristorante Italiano

A family-run Leighton Buzzard restaurant that regularly received five star reviews on Trip Advisor has closed.

Martini Ristorante Italiano, Hockliffe Street, published a Twitter link on September 7 that led to this announcement: “It is with mixed feelings and sadness that we have decided due to the continued staff problems to close the restaurant.

“As some of you know it has been hard over the year to find good, reliable staff and we have not been successful in finding an assistant chef. We are going to close maybe temporarily while we recharge our batteries and think of the best way forward.

“It has been one of the hardest decisions we have made and hope you understand. We might open again in the future but with several changes.

“We want to thank all of you for your support and loyal custom.”

The owners gave the following message to the LBO for their loyal customers: “We would like to say a thank you to the lovely supportive messages and emails that we have received.

“We could not have done it without you and really appreciate the loyal support you have given to us spanning nearly 27 years.”