Tom Simmons – Tower Bridge, the restaurant from the Welsh chef, appoints administrators, MCA understands.

The former MasterChef: The Professionals contestant opened his debut restaurant at the One Tower Bridge development last year.

He was one of the first to open, with The Coal Shed, Rosa’s Thai Kitchen, The Ivy, Gail’s and By Chloe also at the scheme, while Gunpowder Market Market is set to open at the development. 

The restaurant, which serves Welsh ingredients using classical cooking techniques, has been well-received by critics and consumers, but MCA understands despite being at the foot of Tower Bridge, and opposite UNESCO world-heritage site the Tower of London, some operators at the scheme have struggled with the location and footfall.

Michael Durkan, of Durkan Cahill, Cheltenham, was appointed administrator on 3 August.