Al Majles restaurant in London’s Tooting closes permanently
An independent, family-owned Halal restaurant in south west London’s Tooting served its last meal yesterday before closing its doors for good.
Al Majles made the announcement on social media that it would be “closing its doors for the last time” before thanking all its loyal customers for their support.
“This is a sad post. Tomorrow evening (Sunday, 28th August) Al Majles Tooting, our small family restaurant, is closing its doors for the last time.
“We say goodbye with a heavy heart and would like to thank all our customers who’s been loyal to us over the years,” the restaurant posted.
The news was met by heartfelt replies from both diners and local businesses alike who wished the family behind this popular Lebanese restaurant on Upper Tooting Road all the best.
While Halal burger joint Habaneros a few doors down said: “Sorry to hear. There is a blessing in everything! Wish you all the success in the future,” Indian restaurant Royal Mahal simply replied: “We will miss you.”
Although the reasons behind Al Majles’ closure, which opened in December 2017, has not been disclosed, record high inflation has contributed to UK restaurants in general finding it difficult to make ends meet, with a number of well established businesses being forced into closure.