The End of River Cafe?
The River Cafe, in London, a popular Italian restaurant could soon be under new management.
Ruth Rogers, who has run it since 1987 with friend and joint proprietor Rose Gray, is disputing a rent increase proposed by the landlords of the building who are a pension fund run by Ruth's husband Roger.
The fund is administered by a law firm, who act as trustees.
The trustees are seeking annual rent of over £100K, the current rent of £87K.
The length of the dispute has caused the site to be now offered for sale to other chefs, such as Gordon Ramsay.