Hakkasan Group has closed its Michelin-starred City restaurant HKK with immediate effect.

Opened in 2012, the well-regarded restaurant has been an outlet for executive head chef Tong Chee Hwee to experiment and evolve through a series of seasonal tasting menus.

Hakkasan Group says it is closing the venue in order to focus on its global expansion with imminent projects in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and across Europe.

Chef Tong and his team will be prioritising this growth and “ensuring global consistency” of all brands within the Asian Luxury Collection, which includes Hakkasan, Yauatcha and Ling Ling. Therefore Chef Tong will be unable to dedicate as much time to HKK in London.

“HKK has been an incredible experience for me and my team,” says Tong. “We are immensely proud of everything we have achieved and whilst we are sad to see it close, we understand the business need and look forward to continued success with Hakkasan, Yauatcha and Ling Ling in new and exciting markets.”