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Last updated: Sunday, 29 November, 2020, 08:32
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Monkmans announces permanent closure
Monkmans Restaurant in Ilkley has announced it will close permanently due to the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.
The small French and European-inspired bistro, in Cunliffe Road, shared the sad news on its Facebook page on Thursday, November 26.
Monkmans, which seats an intimate 12 tables, said the restrictions of the pandemic means it is "not possible" for them to reopen.
Owner Michael, who runs the restaurant with wife Joelle said: "Well we have had many, many highs and one massive low as we are sure that you are all well aware.
"Unfortunately it is finally au revoir and good bye from us all at Monkmans.
"Due to the restrictions put upon us through the Covid pandemic it is not possible for us to even consider reopening.
"However, we would just like to say a big thank you to all of our great friends and customers (one in the same) who supported us in the past.
"Joelle and I and all of us at Monkmans would like to name you all in person, however, I am sure someone would be missed out, but you know who you are."
He added: "It has been a very difficult time for all and we are sorry that we have not been in touch sooner.
"However, once again we can not thank you all enough for a giving us a great window in our lives and sincerely hope that you had as much enjoyment at our restaurant as we did.
"It would not have been possible without our great team of friends and staff.
"Wishing you all the best of health and prosperity for the future in these difficult times.
"Once again thank you. Mike, Joelle and all from Monkmans."