Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien has closed all bar one of its London cafes after falling into administration last week.

The Belgian chain shuttered all eight of its sites in the capital including five across Westminster.

The brand operated coffee shops in Covent Garden, Pimlico, Marylebone, Mayfair and the Connaught Village.

A sign on the door of the Connaught Village location said that Brunchco UK Limited, Le Pain Quotidien’s company name, had entered administration on June 30.

It said: “Brunchco UK limited entered Administration on the 30 June 2023.

“The affairs, business and property of the Brunchco UK Limited (trading as Le Pain Quotidien) are being managed by the joint Administrators, Sarah Rayment and Philip Dakin of Kroll Advisory Ltd, The Shard , 32 London Bridge Street, SE1 9SG, who act as agents for the company and without personal liability.”

Labour Hyde Park action team said the closure on Kendal Street cafe was bad news for the local area, with yet another shop made vacant.

It added that it was “vital” the unit didn’t join many others in the area being left long term. It said it had asked the Church Commissioners, who own much of the Hyde Park Estate, to attract a new, ideally independent tenant.

Only the branch in St Pancras, which is operated by Le Pain Quotidien’s sister firm, will remain open.

Founded in Brussels in 1990, Le Pain Quotidien has since expanded to over 260 locations in 20 countries.

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