New Plymouth fine dining restaurant The Garlic Press has closed its doors.
A post on the restaurant's Facebook page announced the closure of the Devon St West eatery.
''Unfortunately The Garlic Press has reached a stage where it is unable to continue operations and is now closed down permanently,'' it said.
''Thank you to all those who supported us over the last four and a half years, it's been a blast.''
The Garlic Press, owned by Michael Williamson, had won a number of awards, including Outstanding Restaurant at the Halamoana Hospitality Awards in 2011 and a 2010 New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence award.
- Taranaki Daily News
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