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Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse restaurant in Stratford closes

PUBLISHED: 15:51 25 June 2019 | UPDATED: 17:25 25 June 2019

Levi Roots opened his restaurant in December  2015. Pic: Lucy Dent

Levi Roots opened his restaurant in December 2015. Pic: Lucy Dent

Lucy Dent

Levi Roots has apologised to customers after announcing his restaurant has closed for good today.

Sharing his apologies on Twitter, Levi said: "Unfortunately I have to announce my restaurant @levismokehouse is closing today!"

Celebrity chef Levi, who shot to fame after appearing on the BBC's Dragons' Den with his Reggae Reggae sauce, added that the most dreadful thing was letting down his "brilliant" team.

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"[I] tried my utter most to avoid this but the party is over and all good things come to an end. So sorry to the customers too", he said.

Owner Levi Roots first came to fame through Dragon's Den. Pic: Samphire CommunicationsOwner Levi Roots first came to fame through Dragon's Den. Pic: Samphire Communications

The Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse opened in Westfield Stratford City in December 2015. This is the second of Roots's eateries to close down.

The Stratford venue's website has gone offline.

This is the second celebrity chef venue to close at the Newham retail hub after Jamie's Italian stopped serving in May.

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