Doors close at The Long Table

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Closing time: Samantha Fitzgerald and Andrew Doughton call time at their Red Hill restaurant. Picture: Yanni

RESTAURATEURS Samantha Fitzgerald and Andrew Doughton are “hanging up our aprons” after selling The Long Table at Red Hill South.

“After 15 years, we will be closing the doors of our beloved little restaurant on Sunday 17 June,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

“It is with much sadness as we come to the end of an era. However, we are also excited for what the future holds for The Long Table and our family going forward. It’s certainly the end of an era for us, and for everyone who has been involved in our journey along the way. We know it takes a village to support a restaurant, and we want to say thank you to our extended families who have gone above and beyond in their support of our vision of owning our restaurant, to our fabulous staff who have become friends for life.”

The couple is not departing the food scene altogether: “We are keeping the business name The Long Table and doing catering and events,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

The buyer is believed to be well established in the food and wine industry.

The premises, in Shoreham Road, are expected to be closed for renovations for several months and reopened for the summer season.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 12 June 2018

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